The coffee-machine system : how international selection really works

@inproceedings{Harris2003TheCS,
  title={The coffee-machine system : how international selection really works},
  author={Hilary Harris and Chris Brewster},
  year={2003}
}
The literature on expatriate selection tends to present lists of criteria, with the implicit assumption that the process is formal and rational. The limited empirical work there is in this area suggests that these criteria have little impact on selection in practice. This paper argues that a deeper understanding of selection systems is needed and presents research showing the outcomes of different kinds of systems, suggesting that closed, informal systems predominate and outlining the practical… CONTINUE READING

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