Expatriate Training in International Nongovernmental Organizations: A Model for Research

Wei Wen Chang*

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In light of the massive tsunami relief efforts that were still being carried out by humanitarian organizations around the world when this article went to press, this article points out a lack of human resources development research in international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and proposes a conceptual model for future empirical research. This article reviews the three related research areas of NGO history, volunteer training, and expatriate development; discusses the possibility of integrating the theory from these three areas; and finally builds a model for further empirical studies for expatriate training in INGOs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-461
Number of pages22
JournalHuman Resource Development Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • expatriate training
  • international training
  • nongovernmental organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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