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

Sanjay Kumar Singh*, Shloma Y. Tarba, Geoffrey Wood, Nikolaos 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
JournalJournal of International Management
Early online date6 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Apr 2022

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