Perceived organizational support and intention to stay in host countries among self-initiated expatriates: the role of career satisfaction and networks

Cao, Lan; Hirschi, Andreas; Deller, Juergen (2014). Perceived organizational support and intention to stay in host countries among self-initiated expatriates: the role of career satisfaction and networks. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(14), pp. 2013-2032. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/09585192.2013.870290

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Previous literature in SIE (self-initiated expatriation) has been mostly focused on an individual perspective. Studies on SIEs in organizational context are scarce. The current paper sought to examine the effect of perceived organizational support (POS) on SIE employees’ intention to stay in the host country, mediated by career satisfaction. Furthermore, we examined the moderating roles of career-related social networks with host and home country nationals on the effectiveness of POS. Data from 112 SIE employees in Germany were collected and analyzed. Empirical results partially supported our proposed model: there were significant negative indirect effect between POS and intention to stay, when career network size with home country nationals was high. The direct effect between POS and intention to stay was positive. For HR practice, our paper gave insight to understand SIE employees’ needs for support and mobility preferences, which can help organizations to develop more targeted HR development measures and assignment strategies for them.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0958-5192

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

20 Jan 2015 15:07

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/09585192.2013.870290

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61941

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