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Throughout this chapter, we have studied five topics related to international HRM. First, we have examined the four major approaches to staffing foreign operations: ethnocentric, polycentric, geocentric, and regiocentric. Secondly, we have examined the reasons for using international assignments: position filling, sharing and transferring knowledge, developing employees, controlling and coordination of international activities. Thirdly, we have detailed the different categories of international personnel: PCNs, HCNs, andTCNs, and impatriates. We have also presented the different types of international assignment for PCNs: expatriates, shortterm assignees, international commuters and frequent flyers, global managers, and high potentials. Fourthly, we presented the different steps of Waxin (2006, 2008) model for strategic management of international assignments. The model consists of eight steps: strategic planning and job analysis, recruitment, selection, preparation to transfer, cross-cultural adjustment and organizational support, performance appraisal, compensation, and repatriation and retention. Finally, we have examined the position of women in the global arena today.