The forgotten ‘partners’ in expatriate success: A review of the potential benefits of expatriate-local interactions

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    Abstract

    There has been a growing interest in expatriate interactions with host nationals in International Human Resource Management. This literature review provides an overview of this emerging area, outlining research pertaining to the antecedents and outcomes on three different levels of analysis: the individual, the dyadic, and the organizational level. Most of the research has been done on the individual level of analysis, examining the impact of contact with host nationals on expatriate adjustment and performance. Several research gaps and avenues for future research are identified, for example the importance of clearly delineating which aspect of expatriate-local interactions is investigated: the frequency, depth, or breadth of the contact. Furthermore, the paper aims to guide the practitioner to better support expatriate-local interactions within their organization so as to maximize the potential benefits of this contact.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages33
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2nd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management - State College, PA, United States
    Duration: 14. May 201515. May 2015

    Conference

    Conference2nd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityState College, PA
    Period14/05/201515/05/2015

    Keywords

    • expatriate-local interactions
    • host country nationals
    • host nationals
    • expatriates
    • International Human Resource Management

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