Is the process of moving employees who are host-country nationals to corporate head office in the parent country for a fixed period of work, often as part of a programme of management development. Inpatriation can have two broad functions within multinational corporations. It can allow the enterprise to draw knowledge and innovation from its subsidiaries in other countries, and it can help bind managers from different cultures and backgrounds into a global work culture or perspective. [See expatriation.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.