The Impact of Business Crime on Expatriate Quality of Work- Life in Papua New Guinea

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This study analyses the phenomenon of crime perpetrated within and against firms managed by expatriates in a developing country and the methods of crime prevention employed. A survey was undertaken in 153 firms in Papua New Guinea. The perceptions of expatriate managers were drawn together to measure the level of occurrence of crime, the methods of prevention employed, and the role of respondents in this issue. The results demonstrated a considerable level of activity aimed at controlling crime, including various forms of training and other security measures to combat crimes against businesses. Of further interest was the finding that expatriate quality of work life of was significantly correlated to the crime categories such as break'ins and burglary, hold up and robbery and vandalism and property damage. The implications of the results demonstrate that IHRM practices needs to be focused on risk management in global firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-84
Number of pages17
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


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