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Published cases (2003), ESSEC Business School

LVMH: career development through international mobility

This case gives students an opportunity to consider the international transfer policy of a global firm. The case also aims at presenting the challenges faced by a multinational company in regards to expatriation. The case helps students answer the following questions 'Why do firms expatriate?' and 'How do firms expatriate?' Clearly, most international assignments at MoetHennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) are part of a career development scheme, which explains the specificity of LVMH's international mobility policy. The case gives many clues to understand the rationale behind this policy, such as the group's structure, growth and history, its human resources needs and its specific market. The case aims at exposing the dual nature of an expatriation, with both 'hard' and 'soft' aspects including compensation packages and security benefits, support and intercultural training. The case also helps students reflect upon the determinants of a successful expatriation and on the impact of organisational structure on career development policies. **ecch European Case Awards Category Winner 2006** Link to the article

CERDIN, J.L. (2003). LVMH: career development through international mobility. ESSEC Business School.

Keywords : #Expatriation, #International-assignment, #Career-management, #Career-development, #International-careers, #International-adjustment, #Luxury-industry, #International-human-resource-management, #International-talents, #International-recruitment, #Intercultural-training, #Repatriation, #Compensation, #Security-benefit, #Human-Resource-Management