An empirical test of a correspondence model of expatriate managers' work adjustment

Oliver Breiden, Alexander Mohr, Hafiz R. Mirza

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review

Abstract

We develop and empirically test a model of expatriate managers' work adjustment. In this model we relate the fit between work-related abilities and needs of expatriate managers as well as the fit between the job requirements of, and incentives associated with, an international assignment to the level of expatriate managers' work adjustment. We test this model with data gathered by means of an electronic survey among 118 German expatriate managers. The empirical findings largely support our theoretical model. The paper enhances our understanding of expatriate managers' work adjustment and its antecedents and contributes to the theoretical and empirical basis of research into expatriate management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1907 - 1925
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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