Interpersonal affect and host country national support of expatriates: An investigation in China

Varma, Arup, Budhwar, Pawan, Katou, Anastasia and Mathew, Jossy (2016) Interpersonal affect and host country national support of expatriates: An investigation in China. Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research, 4 (4). pp. 476-495. ISSN 2049-8799 (doi:10.1108/JGM-02-2016-0007)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role played by host country nationals’ (HCNs) collectivism and the interpersonal affect they develop toward expatriate colleagues, in determining the degree to which Chinese HCNs would be willing to offer role information and social support to expatriates from India and the USA. While empirical studies examining HCN willingness to offer role information and social support have begun to emerge in the expatriate literature, only a couple of studies have included interpersonal affect as a key determinant. Given that interpersonal affect is a key determinant of individuals’ reactions to others, but also a complex construct, the findings confirm the need for organizations to examine how this impacts performance and co-worker interactions in the workplace.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 21525
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Depositing User: Jossy Mathew
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 16:25
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:03
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21525

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