The purpose of this article is to examine the international adjustment of French expatriates. The determinants of adjustment suggested by Black, Mendenhall and Oddou (1991) are complemented here by other factors related to managers’ decision as regards international mobility. French expatriate managers (293) assigned in 44 countries filled in a questionnaire. Their responses enabled the testing of 19 hypotheses implicit in the theoretical model presented in this research here. The results indicate that each of the three adjustment facets, i.e. general, interaction and work adjustment, despite common elements, is explained mainly by unique factors.
CERDIN, J.L. (1999). International Adjustment of French Expatriate Managers. ESSEC Business School.