Exploring the impact: Employees' work intension for international projects

Jieh Haur Chen, Jia Zheng Lin

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Abstract

It has been found that it is often difficult for expatriates to work on international projects as their com, panies expand into foreign construction markets. The study aims at exploring impact and change in employees' work intension for international projects. The selected com, panies are all engineering consulting firms because an increase of performing international projects either inland or overseas has been spotted in Taiwan. A total of 21 impact factors are found based on literature review, expert interviews, nationwide survey, and statistical analysis. The results show two conclusions: (1.) Three levels of impact are determined; (2.) The core impact factors suggest practitioners paying more attention on the following conditions of international projects - protest, weak environmental health, strong personal loneliness, extreme religion, shortage of child care, and insufficient repatriation plan. The contributions are expected to benefit employers to save recourse so as to select the most suitable employees for expatriation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Structural Engineering
Pages2280-2283
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2011 - Jinan, China
Duration: 14 Oct 201016 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume94-96
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityJinan
Period14/10/1016/10/10

Keywords

  • Engineering consulting com
  • Expatriation
  • International project
  • Pany
  • Work intension

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