El papel de la pareja en la adaptación del trabajador repatriado. Un estudio de casos

  1. Ana Aguado Sánchez 1
  2. María Eugenia Sánchez Vidal 2
  3. Raquel Sanz Valle 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Murcia

    Universidad de Murcia

    Murcia, España

    ROR https://ror.org/03p3aeb86

  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

Proyecto social: Revista de relaciones laborales

ISSN: 1133-3189

Year of publication: 2012

Issue: 15

Pages: 7-17

Type: Article

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Despite the costs involved in international mobility of workers, firms try to boost it by considering it as the main mechanism for transferring knowledge between their locations and, therefore, be more competitive. The international workers´ contribution to the companies depends on how well they adjust when performing an expatriation, and when returning from it when they are repatriated. Recent literature highlights the role of family in this adaptation. However, very few studies have deepened so far on this issue. This job is done, focusing on the adaptation of the repatriate and his/her family from the perspective of the Theory of crossover effects. After reviewing the literature on the topic, a qualitative study has been conducted. It shows that indeed there is a relationship between adaptation of the worker and his/her family.