About The Authors

Yvonne McNulty, Ph.D.

Yvonne McNultyis a results-driven scholar practitioner with 15 years consulting and lecturing experience and a proven track record in publishing in academic and industry journals. As an experienced global citizen, she has extensive multi-cultural experience after having lived and worked in Australia, USA, Singapore, and Shanghai. She is culturally sensitive to the unique characteristics of Asian countries, especially in Singapore and China, with expertise in relationship-building and industry outreach. Yvonne has deep experience in international business research and running multi-country global research projects. She is dynamic, detail-focused, collaborative, and expertly trained in a broad range of research techniques and methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative approaches. Yvonne has consulted to some of the biggest names in global mobility, among them Deloitte, Brookfield, Cartus, Santa Fe Group, and MSI. With a unique ability to transition easily from technical research to practical business outcomes, she uses research to drive insights and strategic implications that lead to business decisions. A lively, engaging, and award-winning lecturer and conference speaker, Yvonne has published over 50 refereed articles and book chapters. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and on BBC Radio.

Kerr Inkson, Ph.D.

Kerr Inksonis Emeritus Professor at The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. During a 47-year academic career in UK, USA, and New Zealand he has focused his research on careers, particularly international mobility. In 1997 his research on new forms of expatriation won him the Academy of Management award for the year’s best international paper. Kerr has published 75 refereed journal articles, 55 book chapters, and 16 books. His books include Theory K (1986), the best-selling management book in New Zealand’s history; Understanding Careers (2007), a highly-praised standard text of career studies; and Cultural Intelligence, a practical guide to cross-cultural international management, now in its second (2009) edition.

Drawing on a decade of research, McNulty and Inkson have produced the authoritative guide to measuring expatriate ROI. This book offers the potential to strategically reposition the global mobility function and to demonstrate the value added by international assignments in the contemporary MNC. It is likely to quickly establish itself as the definitive book on expatriate ROI and is a must for the bookshelf of any global mobility professional.

-- Professor David Collings
Dublin City University Business School, Ireland, and author of Global Talent Management