In recent times, some authors have argued that Host Country National (HCN) categorization of expatriate co-workers plays a major role in expatriate adjustment. Previous studies have argued that HCN categorization of expatriates maybe be based on gender, or national origin. In this study, using data from 331 HCNs in the U.K., we find that HCN expectations of foreigners may play a big role in categorization. Further, we find that categorization leads to lower levels of support offered by HCNs, which can affect expatriate adjustment. We discuss implications and offer suggestions for future research.
|Title of host publication||[EURAM 2005 fulltext preoceedings]|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Annual European Academy of Management Conference - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 4 May 2005 → 7 May 2005
|Conference||Annual European Academy of Management Conference|
|Abbreviated title||EURAM 2005|
|Period||4/05/05 → 7/05/05|