Examining the impacts of community and organization embeddedness on self-initiated expatriates : the moderating role of expatriate-dominated private sector

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

30 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

Related Research Unit(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4211-4230
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume23
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Abstract

With a newly developed dimension of the job embeddedness construct and the aim to better understand turnover, this study investigates the relationships of job embeddedness with shocks and turnover intention for an important emerging group in the worldwide workforce - self-initiated expatriates (SEs). We consider three embedding factors: individuals' community embeddedness towards their home country (home country community embeddedness - HomeCCE - newly developed), embeddedness towards the organization in which they are employed in the host country (host country organization embeddedness - HostCOE) and embeddedness towards the host country community (host country community embeddedness - HostCCE). Structural equation modelling is applied to a sample of SEs from 10 three-star to five-star hotels in the Macau SAR of China. This research shows that HostCOE plays a mediating role between a SEs' HomeCCE and turnover intention and willingness to accept unsolicited job offers; and these mediated relationships are moderated by the variables: expatriate-dominated private sector and the SEs' HostCCE. These findings shed light on factors that affect the retention of SEs and have implications for management and future research. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Research Area(s)

  • expatriate-dominated private sector, home country community embeddedness, host country community embeddedness, host country organization embeddedness, job embeddedness, self-initiated expatriates

Citation Format(s)

Examining the impacts of community and organization embeddedness on self-initiated expatriates : the moderating role of expatriate-dominated private sector. / Lo, Ka In Helena; Wong, IpKin Anthony; Yam, C. M. Richard; Whitfield, Richard.

In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 23, No. 20, 11.2012, p. 4211-4230.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review