By mutual agreement: how can ethnically similar expatriates engage host country employees

Fan, Shea X. and Harzing, Anne-Wil ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1509-3003 (2021) By mutual agreement: how can ethnically similar expatriates engage host country employees. In: Intercultural Management in Practice. Chavan, Meena and Taksa, Lucy, eds. Emerald Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 83-95. ISBN 9781839828270, e-ISBN 9781839828263, e-ISBN 9781839828287. [Book Section] (doi:10.1108/978-1-83982-826-320211008)

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Abstract

Employing expatriates who share an ethnicity with host country employees (HCEs) is a widespread expatriate selection strategy. However, little research has compared how expatriates and HCEs perceive this shared ethnicity. Drawing upon an identity perspective, we propose HCEs' ethnic identity confirmation, the level of agreement between how an HCE views the importance of his/her own ethnic identity and how expatriates view the importance of the HCE's ethnic identity, affects HCEs' attitudes toward ethnically similar expatriates. Results of two experiments show that HCEs' ethnic identity confirmation is related to HCEs' perception of expatriates' trustworthiness and knowledge-sharing intention.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 33723
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Depositing User: Anne-Wil Harzing
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 12:14
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 10:50
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/33723

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