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Year of Award



Master of Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business & Professional Studies

Degree Program



Business Administration


international, abroad, family, culture shock, compensation, benefits


The purpose of this thesis/examination is to examine certain factors available through research to determine the concerns of an expatriate and family of a multinational company. The information to be gained from this study will provide a foundation for an expatriate or multinational company contemplating an overseas assignment.

Although it is anticipated that there are many complex factors interacting upon an international assignment for both individuals and companies, it is hoped that this examination will result in a valid understanding of the issues. Areas to be investigated are: the assignment, family concerns, culture shock, financial and legal matters, and repatriation.

Upon survey of the data available at this time, it appears that little in-depth research has been accomplished in analyzing this complex area of international management. The experience and information base gained through this study will help greatly to add to the current foundation of data available to planners in this area.

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