International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Retention of Host Country Nationals and Asian Expatriate Employees in a Predominately Expatriate Employment Market
David R Goodwin, Kenneth J Preiss

This paper examines issues surrounding the retention of both host country nationals and expatriates in a research setting dominated by expatriate workers. For both categories of employees, the turnover was considered high as were the cost impacts of this. There were equity issues associated with each group and these arose from differing sources. The sources of the resentment felt by each group also differed and this in turn was related to turnover intention. Data for the study was collected by both questionnaire and from focus group participation and it was this data that provided both the basis for statistical analysis and then the interpretation or meaning associated with the results. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for management and government policy setters. A number of potential solutions are identified as are opportunities for further research.

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