Finnish Business Repatriates' Coping Strategies

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, Företagsledning och organisation sv
dc.contributor Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Management and Organisation en
dc.contributor.author Paganus, Solja
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T13:35:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T13:35:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-10
dc.identifier.isbn 951-555-901-4
dc.identifier.issn 0424-7256
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/67
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:951-555-901-4
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores Finnish business repatriates’ coping strategies. Managing repatriation has been recognized as a demanding task for companies and an important issue in international human resource management. However, we still know relatively little about how repatriates respond to the demands of the return. This thesis addresses this problem by applying a process approach to coping with repatriation. The focus is on identifying repatriates’ coping strategies and the various forms of them. This study also aims to investigate what might influence the use of repatriates’ coping strategies and forms of coping. The background of this doctoral study is provided by earlier research that identified factors influencing repatriates’ adjustment, either positively or negatively. The empirical material of this doctoral thesis comprises twenty-two Phase I semi-structured interviews and ten Phase II follow-up interviews conducted for the purposes of verification. The main findings of the study are formulated as propositions. For instance, it was suggested that repatriates are likely to use different forms of problem-focused strategy more often than various forms of emotion-focused strategy. Moreover, they also are likely to use a larger range of problem-focused strategies than emotion-focused strategies. In addition, in contrast to specialists, repatriates occupying managerial positions are likely to use a greater number and a greater variety of different forms of problem-focused strategy than of emotion-focused strategy, especially in the context of preparing for their return and in different work role changes. This thesis contributes to research on repatriation, expatriation, coping and identifies implications for management. fi
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries 154
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dc.subject adjustment fi
dc.subject coping strategies fi
dc.subject emotion-focused fi
dc.subject finland fi
dc.subject international assignments fi
dc.subject problem-focused fi
dc.subject repartriation fi
dc.subject.other Management and Organisation fi
dc.title Finnish Business Repatriates' Coping Strategies fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doktorsavhandling sv
dc.type.dcmitype Text
dc.date.accepted 2006-01-20

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