Expatriation as a career experience

dc.contributor.advisorDu Toit, M. K.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPieters, Zeldaen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Industrial Psychology.
dc.descriptionThesis (MComm (Industrial Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.
dc.description.abstractThis investigation explored the unique experiences of expatriates who have taken the proverbial first step into the novel and unknown. The main purpose of this study was to bring to the fore the importance of these experiences in a human resources management context. Through the application of the qualitative research methodology based on grounded theory, these experiences were unearthed, analysed and discussed. Various personal and contextual factors that contributed to the experience of success were identified and further elucidated. This study ultimately illustrated the need for organisations to develop adjustment programmes that would assist the expatriation process to provide insights and skills that could empower the individual to achieve true personal fulfilment in pursuit of career success.en_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectDissertations -- Industrial psychologyen
dc.subjectIndustrial psychologyen
dc.subject.lcshEmployment in foreign countriesen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshSouth Africans -- Employment -- Foreign countriesen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshTransnationalism -- Social aspectsen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshTransnationalism -- Psychological aspectsen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshSouth Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleExpatriation as a career experienceen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch
dc.subject.geogSouth Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspectsen_ZA

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