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    The four-factor taxonomy of relocation outcomes

    Matthiesen, J.K. and Tissington, Patrick A. (2008) The four-factor taxonomy of relocation outcomes. Human Resource Development Review 7 (2), pp. 142-164. ISSN 1534-4843.

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    Relocation, an intraorganizational geographical transfer, can be used for human resource development (HRD) because of the positive developmental effects it can induce. It is, thus, important for HRD professionals to understand the implications of relocation to ensure it is used appropriately and effectively as an HRD technique. Research on relocation is abundant but presently lacks integration. This article introduces the Four-Factor Taxonomy of Relocation Outcomes, which summarizes, organizes, and guides research in this area. The taxonomy provides researchers with four dimensions along which to consistently classify relocation outcomes: valence (positive vs. negative), duration (length of effect), magnitude (strength of effect), and quality (type of effect). The article concludes with a discussion of implications for HRD practitioners and researchers.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): relocation, relocation outcomes, transfer, moving, taxonomy
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 13:01
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:05


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