Staffing the global organization: "Cultural nomads"

Ruth McPhail*, Ron Fisher, Michael Harvey, Miriam Moeller

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

27 Citations (Scopus)


This article explores the evolution of international staffing in an increasingly globalized and hypercompetitive marketplace. As the issue of staff retention becomes critical in global organizations, it is important to understand the types of managers that may be on or assigned to overseas assignments. The purpose of this article is to present a conceptual model of types of expatriates and explore key decision making points along their potential evolution into global staff. This model emerges from several bodies of literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-276
Number of pages18
JournalHuman Resource Development Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


Dive into the research topics of 'Staffing the global organization: "Cultural nomads"'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this