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Expatriate Social Networks in Terrorism-Endangered Countries: An Empirical Analysis in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Benjamin Bader



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Despite the increasing relevance for international business, international assignments in terrorism-endangered countries have hardly been analyzed. Applying a social network perspective, this study investigates the impact of expatriate social network characteristics on psychological well-being in the terrorism-endangered environment of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Drawing on data surveying 175 expatriates, the study finds that large and diversified networks positively affect the psychological well-being of international expatriates. When including the influence of terrorism it is revealed that a higher terrorism level per se does not necessarily negatively affect the psychological well-being of expatriates, however, the impact of expatriate social network characteristics on psychological well-being is amplified.

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Author(s): Bader B, Schuster T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of International Management

Year: 2015

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 63-77

Print publication date: 01/03/2015

Online publication date: 18/10/2014

Acceptance date: 25/09/2014

Date deposited: 16/01/2019

ISSN (print): 1075-4253

ISSN (electronic): 1873-0620

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.intman.2014.09.004


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