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The power of support in high-risk countries: compensation and social support as antecedents of expatriate work attitudes

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Benjamin Bader



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This study analyzes the antecedents of expatriate work attitudes in terrorism-endangered countries. Applying a social exchange perspective, the study empirically analyzes which measures are qualified to achieve and maintain positive work attitudes among expatriates. Hierarchical regression analysis is applied to investigate this relationship, using data from 143 expatriates in high-risk countries. Data show that social support from co-workers as well as from the organization itself is essential. Moreover, the study investigates the expatriate's sensitivity to terrorism as a moderator and finds that companies should incorporate the sensitivity in their considerations for corporate measures.

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Author(s): Bader B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Human Resource Management

Year: 2015

Volume: 26

Issue: 13

Pages: 1712-1736

Online publication date: 30/09/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 16/01/2019

ISSN (print): 0958-5192

ISSN (electronic): 1466-4399

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2014.962071


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