Research on Foreign Executives in Local Organisations (FELOs)
- What are FELOs?
- High profile FELO cases
- FELO cases in Korea and China
- Qoros – a Chinese car manufacturer built with foreign executives
- Huawei – internationalisation with foreign executives
- Strategies – Why China’s Xiaomi and Huawei recruit foreign executives
- FELOs researched in Malaysia
- Research participants speak about FELOs
- Typologies: What types of foreign executives are appointed by local organisations and what types of organisations appoint them?
- Case study illustrates two of four types of foreign executives in local organisations
- Differences: Foreign executives compared to other types of expatriates
- Confusion over inpatriates
- Self-initiated expatriates (SIE)
- Further Reading
- Research Findings
- Differences between FELOs and expatriates, inpatriates, transpatriates
- Why do local organisations appoint foreign executives?
- Why are FELO positions not filled with local executives?
- What FELOs contribute to local organisations
- How is cultural distance bridged in FELO affiliations?
- The unique ‘in/out group’-status of FELOs
- FELOs and corruption
- FELO income levels and local perceptions
- FELOs’ heightened exposure to local scrutiny
- FELOs and ‘brain drain’
- Host-country involvement of FELOs
- External and internal bridging roles of FELOs
- FELOs and glass ceilings in local organisations
- ‘Fix it’ roles of Type 1 FELOs may include ‘hatchet jobs’ and becoming a ‘scapegoat’
- The career-paths and -risks of FELOs
- Typology of foreign executives appointed by local organisations
- Typology of local organisations appointing foreign executives
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