Repatriation Survey Request


Below is a request from Stacey Peterson, a doctoral student at Florida Institute of Technology, seeking your help in identifying potential respondents for a survey she is conducting.  If you, or anyone you know would be a likely respondent, please forward the information.




I would like to invite you to take part in a research study titled Repatriate Knowledge Sharing Environment: Measure  Development, which is associated with Florida Institute of  Technology.

The primary investigator conducting this research is Stacey M. Peterson, whose interests in this area grew out personal experiences as the daughter of a repatriate (i.e. employees who  have been relocated to a foreign country on assignment for a number of years and return to the home country upon completion) and doctoral work in the field of international business  practices.

This study investigates how the social dynamics of an organization’s culture may affect the utilization of repatriate international knowledge.  Repatriate Survey data will expand understanding and identify the factors necessary for a favorable knowledge sharing environment for repatriate knowledge.

To be eligible for this study, you must:

  • Work at an organization which employs repatriate employees (you do not need to be a repatriate)
  • Be employed at your current organization for a minimum of four  months
  • Participation in this study consists of answering a number of questions in an anonymous survey and will take approximately 20- 30 minutes.  Your personal information will not be recorded and, therefore, will not be connected to any of your responses. Additionally, your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from this study at any time.  Your responses are greatly appreciated.

If you meet all the criteria and wish to participate, please access the survey through this link (or copy and paste the link in your address line):

You are kindly encouraged to forward this email to additional colleagues who meet the criteria.  Your participation in this research study is extremely valuable.  Your responses can help increase an understanding of the social dynamic influencing the use of repatriate international knowledge.  This, in turn, can then be successfully leveraged to give organizations an advantage when operating in the global marketplace.

If you have any questions, the researcher can be reached at or by phone at +1.321.674.0184.  Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated.

Stacey M. Peterson
PhD student
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL 32901

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