What makes mindful self-initiated expatriates bounce back, improvise and perform: Empirical evidence from the emerging markets

Sanjay Kumar Singh (Lead / Corresponding author), Demetris Vrontis, Michael Christofi

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Abstract

Drawing upon the self-determination theory (SDT), this study examines what makes individual employees leverage improvisational capability to act extemporaneously to find relevant solutions for enhanced task performance. Using supervisor-subordinate dyadic self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) samples, we used structural equation modeling (SEM) to examine this study's hypotheses. We found that mindfulness influences resilience and improvisation in the workplace. Furthermore, we found improvisation to mediate the influence of resilience on task performance. We discussed in detail the essential findings and their contributions to advance theory and practice in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-369
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Management Review
Volume19
Issue number3
Early online date12 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Emerging markets
  • improvisation
  • mindfulness
  • resilience
  • self-initiated expatriates (SIEs)
  • task performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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