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Expatriate Management

The Rise of the Returnees

February 1, 2005
As companies send many of their operations offshore, they are increasingly asking employees born in other countries--but educated and trained in the United States--to return home to work. For example, some multinational companies are relocating Chinese-born employees to Beijing and beyond as a way to tap into that nation’s emerging markets and to be closer to clients, suppliers and customers.
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Thinning the Ranks of the Career Expats

October 1, 2004
Corporations are sending fewer workers overseas, replacing traditional three-year stints with short-term assignments, localizing expats, offering less generous perks and hiring third-country nationals or local talent instead of sending a U.S. employee overseas.
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Dangerous Business

June 1, 2004
It might seem tough to recruit employees to work 16-hour days that begin with the donning of flak jacket. But offer salaries of $20,000 a month and it's easy to find people with the right job skills. Then comes the hard part: deciding if they have the right stuff for work in a war zone.
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