By Fiona Robson, Ph.D.

This case, based on a fictional U.K.-based organization, gives learners the opportunity to think about key decisions involved in international assignments and to transfer their knowledge of domestic HR issues to an international context. Students will learn about the main elements and issues related to international assignments; when it is appropriate to use expatriate workers; the skills and knowledge needed by expatriate workers; and how organizations can prepare expatriate managers to succeed in an international assignment. Click here to download the instructor’s manual and student workbook for this case. A brief PowerPoint file with instructional materials about international assignments accompanies this case.