Role of Domain-Specific Facets of Perceived Organizational Support During Expatriation and Implications for Performance

Organizational Science, Vol. 20, No. 3, May–June 2009, pp. 621–634

15 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015

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Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization

Mo Wang

University of Florida - Department of Management

Sophia Marinova

University of Illinois at Chicago

Xin Yao

Wichita State University - Department of Management

Date Written: June 2009

Abstract

In this study, we integrated social exchange theory with a spillover perspective to examine the relationships between two facets of perceived organizational support (POS) among expatriated managers (at Time 1), their work and general adjustment (at Time 2), affective commitment (at Time 2), and job performance (at Time 3). A longitudinal survey sampled 165 expatriate managers in China across three time periods. POS in the current assignment and in off-the-job life were found to interact with each other to predict work and general adjustment. Work and general adjustment were related to higher affective commitment by the expatriate employees, which, in turn, led to better job performance. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords: perceived organizational support, expatriate adjustment, job performance, longitudinal

Suggested Citation

Takeuchi, Riki and Wang, Mo and Marinova, Sophia and Yao, Xin, Role of Domain-Specific Facets of Perceived Organizational Support During Expatriation and Implications for Performance (June 2009). Organizational Science, Vol. 20, No. 3, May–June 2009, pp. 621–634, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627273

Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization ( email )

Management Department
School of Business & Management, HKUST
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
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Mo Wang (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Department of Management ( email )

United States

Sophia Marinova

University of Illinois at Chicago ( email )

1200 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Xin Yao

Wichita State University - Department of Management ( email )

United States

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