The Sojourner's Truth: Exploring Bicultural Identity as a Predictor of Assignment Success in American Expatriates

The Sojourner's Truth: Exploring Bicultural Identity as a Predictor of Assignment Success in American Expatriates

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Organizational commitment and identity are investigated in greater detail. Results of the study indicate that expatriates on business or educational assignments are more likely to remain with the sending agency over those on service, non-profit, or religious ones. In addition, expatriates experiencing greater difficulty concerning bureaucracy, authority, and unsatisfactory service or people, were less likely to remain with the sending organization. The study contends that individual and organizational variables interact to influence adaptation, identity, and organizational outcomes. Likewise, an interactive relationship between individual and organizational identity is proposed.... is the ability to be dually-competent, dually-allegiant, and able to personally identify with both home and host cultures. ... original parent firm as a€œgoing nativea€ (Black aamp; Gregersen, 1992; Van Oudenhoven, Van der Zee, aamp; Van Kooten, 2001).


Title:The Sojourner's Truth: Exploring Bicultural Identity as a Predictor of Assignment Success in American Expatriates
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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