Impact of a local host on the success of an international assignment

Marian van Bakel, Marinel Gerritsen, Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven

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This longitudinal study examined whether contact with a local host in the Netherlands positively impacts on the adjustment and performance of “Western” expatriates with English or French as their first language. Thirty-one expatriates were put in contact with a Dutch host with whom they would have regular contact over nine months; another 30 similar expatriates would have no contact with a host. After a five-month period of contact with a host, there was a positive impact on interaction adjustment. The results also indicated that expatriates who valued the contact highly derived more benefit from it. Contact with a host seems to be especially worthwhile for expatriates who have to deal with host nationals on a daily basis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThunderbird International Business Review
Vol/bind53
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)391-402
ISSN1096-4762
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

contact
International assignments
longitudinal study
Netherlands
Expatriates
interaction
language
performance

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van Bakel, Marian ; Gerritsen, Marinel ; van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter. / Impact of a local host on the success of an international assignment. I: Thunderbird International Business Review. 2011 ; Bind 53, Nr. 3. s. 391-402.
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Impact of a local host on the success of an international assignment. / van Bakel, Marian; Gerritsen, Marinel; van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter.

I: Thunderbird International Business Review, Bind 53, Nr. 3, 2011, s. 391-402.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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