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    Ranking of Expatriate Selection Criteria - selecting a manager for international assignment

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    Rank the 15 items on the table from 1 = most important, 15 = least important using the attached scenario...Although all are important, you know some may be more important than others in contributing to a successful assignment. Please explain why you chose those closer to 1 vs. 15 please. Thanks

    Language fluency
    Prior postings
    Technical/business skills
    Availability for preparation training
    Cultural and social interests
    Low sickness record
    Spouse support
    Need for autonomy
    Interpersonal sensitivity
    Few family ties
    Vacations abroad
    Communication skills
    No school-age children
    Extroversion
    Need for achievement

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    Ranking of Expatriate Selection Criteria - selecting a manager for international assignment

    Rank the 15 items on the table from 1 = most important, 15 = least important using the attached scenario...Although all are important, you know some may be more important than others in contributing to a successful assignment. Please explain why you chose those closer to 1 vs. 15

    Language fluency (ranking 2) - communication is crucial and is dependent upon a common language; proficiency in the home country language will result in expatriate cultural adjustment while contributing to the success of the organization.
    Prior postings (ranking 3) - help to determine eligibility of candidates for expatriate positions to contribute to efficiency of running the organization from their area.
    Technical/business skills (ranking 7) - must have a solid knowledge of and understanding of how the product of the organization will fit into the culture of the ...

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    The post consists of over 558 words and allows the student to understand the vital criteria necessary when an organization selects a candidate to oversee an international branch.

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