Housing is often seen as a necessary aspect to be arranged for expatriates. Something to be taken care of quickly so they can then focus on the business needs. And perhaps you may be thinking the house itself is less important but the location or the size of the house is more important.
Well you would be wrong!
Recent research conducted by Dr Anne Copeland of The Interchange Institute reviewed the links between expatriate housing decisions and aspects such as overall assignment satisfaction, loyalty to employer, decision to continue in the assignment or take another assignment as well as the mental health and well-being of the expatriates.