An empirical investigation of host country national categorization of expatriates in the United Kingdom

Arup Varma, Pawan Budhwar, Soumendu Biswas, Soo Min Toh

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[EURAM 2005 fulltext preoceedings]
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventAnnual European Academy of Management Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 May 20057 May 2005

Conference

ConferenceAnnual European Academy of Management Conference
Abbreviated titleEURAM 2005
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period4/05/057/05/05

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    The effect of human resource management policies on organisational performance in Greek manufacturing

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    Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Biswas, S., & Toh, S. M. (2005). An empirical investigation of host country national categorization of expatriates in the United Kingdom. In [EURAM 2005 fulltext preoceedings]