Toward a Comprehensive Model of International Adjustment: An Integration of Multiple Theoretical Perspectives

    Published Online:https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.1991.4278938

    Primarily because of the significant rate and costs of failed international assignments, the attention paid by scholars to the topic of international adjustment has increased recently. Unfortunately, most of the work has been without substantial theoretical grounding. In an effort to move toward a theoretical framework for guiding future research, this article integrates theoretical and empirical work of both the international and the domestic adjustment literatures. This integration provides a more comprehensive framework than might be obtained from either of the literatures alone.

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