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What does expatriate success mean? Developing a comprehensive definition through a systematic literature review

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    Identifier: imarina:9329492
  • Authors:

    El Amine, NR
    Cascón-Pereira, R
    Career Development International
    10.1108/CDI-12-2022-0326
    Career Development International.
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    Author, as appears in the article.: El Amine, NR; Cascón-Pereira, R
    Department: Gestió d'Empreses
    URV's Author/s: Cascón Pereira, Rosalia Montserrat / El Amine, Nour
    Keywords: Slr Prisma approach Performance Expatriate success Cross-cultural adjustment Career development work-family interface subjective career success social identity slr self-initiated expatriation prisma approach performance perceived organizational support leader-member exchange job-performance international assignments host-country characteristics cross-cultural adjustment career development
    Abstract: Purpose: Despite being one of the most used dependent variables in expatriate management research, no clear-cut understanding exists of what expatriate success means. Thus, this study aims to propose an integrative definition of expatriate success by providing an overview of expatriate success's dimensions, antecedents, and their interplay. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic literature review (SLR) was conducted to achieve the purpose. A total of 249 empirical studies (quantitative 111, qualitative 50, mixed-methods 17), literature reviews (67) and meta-analyses (4) on expatriate success were reviewed from Web of Science and Scopus databases published from 1990 until December 2021. The study selection criteria followed the PRISMA flowchart steps, and then descriptive and network analyses were performed to identify expatriates' success dimensions, antecedents and their interplay. Findings: The findings show the interplay among antecedents and dimensions of expatriate success across three levels (individual, interpersonal and organisational) to clarify the concept of expatriate success. Also, the study offers a comprehensive definition of expatriate success based on the dimensions identified. Research limitations/implications: The suggested definition of expatriate success elucidates the “atheoretical”, multidimensional and socially constructed nature of the construct and hence, calls for more “theoretical”, multidimensional and subjective considerations of the term to ground human resource management practices addressed to attain expatriates' success. Originality/value: This paper provides an integrative definition of expatriate success, giving greater insight into the construct, in addition to critically reflecting on it.
    Thematic Areas: Sociologia i política Social sciences (miscellaneous) Psychology, applied Psychology Psicología Organizational behavior and human resource management Management Economia Ciencias sociales Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: nour.elamine@estudiants.urv.cat rosalia.cascon@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-0834-7995 0000-0002-1989-0889
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Career Development International.
    APA: El Amine, NR; Cascón-Pereira, R (2023). What does expatriate success mean? Developing a comprehensive definition through a systematic literature review. Career Development International, (), -. DOI: 10.1108/CDI-12-2022-0326
    Article's DOI: 10.1108/CDI-12-2022-0326
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Management,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management,Psychology, Applied,Social Sciences (Miscellaneous)
    Slr
    Prisma approach
    Performance
    Expatriate success
    Cross-cultural adjustment
    Career development
    work-family interface
    subjective career success
    social identity
    slr
    self-initiated expatriation
    prisma approach
    performance
    perceived organizational support
    leader-member exchange
    job-performance
    international assignments
    host-country characteristics
    cross-cultural adjustment
    career development
    Sociologia i política
    Social sciences (miscellaneous)
    Psychology, applied
    Psychology
    Psicología
    Organizational behavior and human resource management
    Management
    Economia
    Ciencias sociales
    Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
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