Sources of support and expatriation:a multiple stakeholder perspective of expatriate adjustment and performance in Malaysia

Abdul Malek, Marlin, Budhwar, Pawan and Reiche, B. Sebastian (2014). Sources of support and expatriation:a multiple stakeholder perspective of expatriate adjustment and performance in Malaysia. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (1-2), pp. 258-276.

Abstract

This research tests the role of perceived support from multinational corporations and host-country nationals for the adjustment of expatriates and their spouses while on international assignments. The investigation is carried out with matched data from 134 expatriates and their spouses based in foreign multinationals in Malaysia. The results highlight the different reliance on support providers that expatriates and their accompanying spouses found beneficial for acclimatizing to the host-country environment. Improved adjustment in turn was found to have positive effects on expatriates' performance. The research findings have implications for both international human resource management researchers and practitioners.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.937968
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology research group
Aston University (General)
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The International Journal of Human Resource Management on 24/7/14, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09585192.2014.937968
Uncontrolled Keywords: expatriate adjustment,HCNs,Malaysia,MNCs,stakeholders,support,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management,Strategy and Management,Management of Technology and Innovation
Full Text Link: http://www.tand ... 192.2014.937968
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Published Date: 2014
Authors: Abdul Malek, Marlin
Budhwar, Pawan ( 0000-0001-8915-6172)
Reiche, B. Sebastian

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