Expatriate Preparation and Development
Expatriate failure: the premature return home of an expatriate employee
•Areas of training and development that can improve the probability of expatriate success include:
relevant country-specific information
cultural sensitivity training
practical social training
•The need to generate, transfer, and adopt ideas on a worldwide basis compels MNEs to regularly engage a greater proportion of their employees in international development.
The leading cause of expatriate failure is the inability of a spouse to adapt to the host nation.