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Training for transferees is intercultural training conducted for employees of global corporations transferred internationally, with or without their family accompanying them, typically for 1–3 years for business purposes. Transferee training is important within the overall topic of training because global business is the largest enterprise (much more than 100,000 global expatriates today) requiring people to work competently across cultures as the key to competitive success. Secondly, transferee training is a major source of employment for the worldwide network of intercultural trainers. This article discusses the origins of transferee training, its development, a typical program curriculum, trainer background and preparation, and tendencies in the training market.

Brief History of Transferee Training

Transferee training began in the early 1970s, when American businesses became increasingly involved in countries whose cultures ...

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