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Revisiting the Construct of Expatriate Adjustment: Implications for Theory and Measurement

Hippler, T and Caligiuri, P and Johnson, J (2014) 'Revisiting the Construct of Expatriate Adjustment: Implications for Theory and Measurement.' International Studies of Management and Organization, 44 (3). 8 - 24. ISSN 0020-8825

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Abstract

Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 2014. This article identifies concerns regarding the current conceptualization and operationalization of the construct "expatriate adjustment" that we believe are preventing our field from advancing further. Three central concerns, stemming from a lack of theoretical and methodological rigor surrounding the construct of expatriate adjustment, are discussed: (1) the ambiguity of the adjustment construct in both conceptualization and operationalization; (2) the lack of understanding of the full content domain of expatriate adjustment facets; and (3) the implicit assumption that expatriates perceive all environmental aspects to be of equal importance. Suggestions to address each concern are offered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 14:26
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 23:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10793

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