The expanded model of cultural intelligence and its explanatory power in the context of expatriation intention

Nicole Franziska Richter, Christopher Schlaegel, Marian van Bakel, Robert L. Engle

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The main objective of this study is to test the explanatory power of the expanded cultural in-telligence (CQ) scale and its eleven sub-dimensions in predicting expatriation intention (EI) in comparison to the four primary CQ dimensions. We exemplarily outline the theoretical ad-vancement that is possible when focussing on the associations between the CQ sub-dimensions with EI. Based on samples of business students from Germany, the US, and China and using regression analysis and necessary condition analysis, our results indicate that the CQ dimensions are relevant determinants of EI, explaining variance over and above established determinants. Moreover, the results show that the CQ sub-dimensions explain more variance in EI than the four primary dimensions and offer potential to advance theorising in the field.

Cultural intelligence; Expanded model of cultural intelligence; Necessary condition analysis; Expatriation intention
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)381-419
Publication statusPublished - 2020



  • Cultural intelligence
  • Expanded model of cultural intelligence
  • Necessary condition analysis
  • Expatriation intention

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