Indian nurses in the United Kingdom: a two-phase study of the expatriate-host country national relationship

Varma, Arup, Mathew, Jossy ORCID logoORCID:, Wang, Chun-Hsiao, Budhwar, Pawan and Katou, Anastasia (2021) Indian nurses in the United Kingdom: a two-phase study of the expatriate-host country national relationship. European Management Review, 18 (3) . pp. 329-341. ISSN 1740-4754 [Article] (doi:10.1111/emre.12436)

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It is well established that expatriates need support from host country nationals (HCNs) to successfully adjust in their new location, and subsequently perform well on their jobs. Drawing on a sample of 149 Indian nurses in the United Kingdom, this two-phase study illustrates how expatriate-HCN interactions unfold over time (two years). To do this, we draw upon social identity theory and show that effective expatriate-HCN relationship building (i.e., perceived categorization and perceived values similarity) lead to HCN support and, subsequently, expatriate adjustment.

Results confirmed that perceptions of categorization and value similarity significantly impacted HCN willingness to offer support. We also find that expatriate age, education level, and time spent in the host country significantly impact adjustment. We discuss theoretical and practical implications and offer suggestions for future research.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 31493
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Varma, A., Mathew, J., Wang, C.‐H., Budhwar, P., and Katou, A. (2020) Indian Nurses in the United Kingdom: A Two‐Phase Study of the Expatriate‐Host Country National Relationship. European Management Review, 18( 3), 329– 341, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 23:52
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