The role of regulatory focus and its influence on the cultural distance-adjustment relationship for expatriate managers

Silbiger, A., Barnes, B.R., Berger, R. and Renwick, D.W.S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6819-5746, 2021. The role of regulatory focus and its influence on the cultural distance-adjustment relationship for expatriate managers. Journal of Business Research, 122, pp. 398-410. ISSN 0148-2963

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Abstract

Drawing on data from a sample of 223 expatriate managers across 34 countries, this study adds to the international expatriate management literature by introducing regulatory focus (RF) theory and examining its influence on the cultural distance (CD) – adjustment relationship. In particular, the findings disclose that promotion-focused expatriates appear to manage interaction adjustment better than prevention-focused individuals and the effect of cultural distance on general adjustment is not significant for promotion-focused expats. Practical implications for RF theory and expatriate management practices are gleaned from the study and several avenues are suggested for future research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Business Research
Creators: Silbiger, A., Barnes, B.R., Berger, R. and Renwick, D.W.S.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: January 2021
Volume: 122
ISSN: 0148-2963
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.09.021DOI
S014829632030607XPublisher Item Identifier
1383344Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 03 Nov 2020 14:41
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 14:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41481

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