Adjustment and work outcomes of self-initiated expatriates in the United Arab Emirates: Development and testing of a model

Sanjay Kumar Singh (Lead / Corresponding author), Shlomo Y. Tarba, Geoffrey Wood, Nikos Bozionelos, Manlio Del Giudice, Vijay Pereira, Hengky Latan

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Abstract

Drawing upon anxiety/uncertainty management (AUM) theory and organization support theory (OST), we developed and tested a model on how globally mobile talent – in this instance, self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) - stay and perform well in the organization. We collected data from 276 superior-subordinate dyads, which were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Our results suggest that role clarity mediates the influence of perceived organizational support and work adjustment. Furthermore, we found that work adjustment mediates the influence of role clarity on task performance and organizational citizenship behavior. We draw out the implications for advancing theory and practice in expatriate management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100953
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of International Management
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date6 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

Keywords

  • Organizational citizenship behavior
  • Perceived organizational support
  • Role clarity
  • Self-initiated expatriates
  • Task performance
  • Work adjustment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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