The oversea expatriates of human resource development practices: A study of Thai expatriate managers in Multinational Corporations (MNCs)


  • Luksawan Kridbhudhitham
  • Cholong Tubsree
  • Anong Wisessuwan


Human resources development, International business enterprises - - Personnel management, Corporations, Foreign


This study is using a qualitative approach as the objective is to search into the experiences of the participants who are Thais as the result of this study means to be useful specifically to Thais who are in the position of Mid-Level manager and have been assigned or still being assigned in Multinational corporations located in overseas. Therefore the up close information is the data that beneficial in this study. And the case study has been used in order to search for the richness of the information which received from the participants. For data collection process, the semi-structure question has been used for this study. The face-to-face interview process for this study was include the Skype, Face time and Line video interview as the participants are mostly still on their assignment in overseas while being interviewed and the telephone interview was used also for the participants who are uncle to conduct a face-to-face interview because of a busy schedule. The setting of this study was with 11 Thai participants with seven males and four females and are or have been working in Multinational Corporation and located in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. All of them are in the Mid-Level management. The result of this study offered the firsthand knowledge for Thais who will be assigned from the corporate to perform effectively while working in overseas. The findings were being presented by manual coding into categories to answer the research questions. The qualifications to be an expatriate, the work activities, the factors that affect from being an expatriate and the knowledge and suggestions from experienced persons were presented from these finding.

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