When does decision autonomy increase expatriate managers' adjustment? An empirical test

Riki Takeuchi, Jeffrey P. Shay, Jiatao Li

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Abstract

To enhance understanding of expatriate adjustment, we examine the effect of the decision autonomy afforded to expatriate managers on their own adjustment as well as the moderating effect of global integration pressure. We further investigate the mitigating effect of a parent company's operational experience with a particular foreign subsidiary on this relationship. We examine these issues using survey data from 187 expatriate general managers and 24 corporate headquarter executives working in the global hotel industry. The results of the study support the hypotheses postulated. We discuss implications of these findings. Copyright of the Academy of Management, all rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-60
Number of pages16
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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