When do host country nationals help expatriates? The roles of identification with the multinational enterprise and career development support by the subsidiary
AuthorYamao, S; Yoshikawa, T; Choi, D; Toh, SM
Source TitleJournal of International Management
AffiliationManagement and Marketing
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsYamao, S., Yoshikawa, T., Choi, D. & Toh, S. M. (2020). When do host country nationals help expatriates? The roles of identification with the multinational enterprise and career development support by the subsidiary. Journal of International Management, 26 (3), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2020.100778.
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In this study, we examine the roles of the host country nationals (HCNs)' identification with the MNE and perceptions of subsidiary's career development support as key factors in explaining the HCNs' decisions to provide help to expatriates. Using data collected in four countries (Australia, China, India, and Singapore), we show that HCNs' identification with the MNE and subsidiary's career development support are positively related to their extra-role helping behavior toward the expatriates. Further, the positive relationship between MNE identification and extra-role helping behavior becomes stronger when HCNs perceive that their career development is well supported by the subsidiary. We also provide post-hoc analyses to explore the potential differences of the four host countries in these relations.
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