Defining the R&D expatriate assignment strategies of globalized high technology enterprises by hybrid MCDM models

Chi Yo Huang, Chih Wei Wang, Gwo Hshiung Tzeng, Yi Fan Lin

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Abstract

During the past decades, the research and development (R&D) globalization has already become an emerging trend for the high technology firms due to the driving forces, including competitive situation, foreign market expansions, available human resources, and etc. Albeit scholars tried to propose a lot of criteria for expatriate assignment evaluations, very limited decision frameworks were proposed. Further, most of the existing frameworks were based on an unreal assumption of independence of criteria. Thus, this research aims to resolve the above mentioned expatriate assignment problem. A Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) technique based hybrid multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) method with Analytic Network Process (ANP), as well as the VlseKriterijumskaOptimizacija I KompromisnoResenje (VIKOR) will be proposed for selecting the most suitable candidate. A hybrid MCDM framework consisting of four dimensions, including background, capability, support and personality as well as sixteen criteria, including work experiences, education level, language skill, etc. was proposed. An empirical study based on a Taiwan based world leading information technology (IT) equipment manufacturer was introduced for verifying the feasibility of this framework. The empirical analysis result demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed analytic framework. Further, dimensions, including capability, personal background and personality were regarded as the most important or important dimensions while language skill, social skill, personal willingness, communication skill, and execution capabilities were regarded as the most important criteria. In the future, the proposed VIKOR based hybrid MCDM framework can be used for expatriate evaluation and staffing policy definitions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET'11 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 5
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, PICMET'11 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 312011 Aug 4

Publication series

NamePICMET: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings

Other

OtherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, PICMET'11
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period11/7/3111/8/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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