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Normally, the bulk of employees in international offices will be host-country nationals.

 Normally, the bulk of employees in international offices will be host-country nationals. 

 

12) In most industries, host-country nationals comprise more than 98 percent of the workforce in the foreign operations of North American and Western European multinational companies. 

 

13) A host-country national is a citizen of one country, working in a second country, and employed by an organization headquartered in a third country. 

 

14) An example of a third-country national would be an Italian citizen working for a French company in Germany. 

 

15) With polycentric staffing, companies primarily hire expatriates to staff higher-level foreign positions.

 

16) In one survey, family concerns were the major reason (47 percent) for refusal of a global assignment. 

 

17) When host-country nationals are used throughout the organization, from top to bottom, it is referred to as ethnocentric staffing. 

 

18) Regiocentric staffing is similar to the polycentric approach, but regional groups of subsidiaries reflecting the organization's strategy and structure work as a unit. 

19) Geocentric staffing is a staffing approach that uses a worldwide integrated business strategy. 

 

20) Japanese law covers a person working at the Tokyo office of a U.S.-based company, including privacy statutes that prohibit criminal checks on Japanese citizens. 

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