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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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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
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 14:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 23:15

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