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Flexpatriation: A view from the Engine Room of sub-suppliers in the Maritime Sector

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The small size of the country makes the use and management of international relocations crucial for companies situated in Denmark. Many firms use expatriation assignments, but alternative temporary assignments, the so-called flexpatriation is increasingly used. The specific tasks characterizing this form of assignments are to a large extent determined by local conditions in the relevant sector.
The chapter is based on an empirical study in the maritime sector. More specifically, we have interviewed flexpatriates from Danish sub-supplier companies in the maritime sector. Our findings show that apart from more general tendencies that impact travelling and global management, the development in the sector has formed the demand for a new kind of boundary spanners. Implications for practices are addressed in the discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreparing for the unexpected : Design of the future global enterprise
Number of pages18
PublisherDjøf Forlag
Publication year2015
ISBN (print)978-87-574-3157-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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