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Antecedents and consequences of social network characteristics for expatriate adjustment and performance in overseas assignments: implications for HRD

Osman-Gani, AAhad M. and Rockstuhl, Thomas (2008) Antecedents and consequences of social network characteristics for expatriate adjustment and performance in overseas assignments: implications for HRD. Human Resource Development Review, 7 (1). pp. 32-57. ISSN 1552-6712

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Abstract

In this conceptual article, the literature on expatriate social network and its relationships to adjustment and performance in overseas assignments have been reviewed exhaustively. By identifying some gaps and inconsistencies found in the literature, a typology of research on expatriate network explanations has been proposed based on whether the aim is to explain performance variation or adaptation to local practices and norms, and also whether their explanatory mechanism is based on the structure or resources of the network. Specific propositions for each of the four resulting approaches have been developed. It has also been recommended that future researchers should study antecedents of social network structure because of their relevance to HRD interventions. The implications for HRD research and practice have been discussed at the end.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6160/4347
Uncontrolled Keywords: expatriates; social networks; adjustment; performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Professor AAhad Osman-Gani
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 15:47
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 15:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4347

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