Strategic inpatriate acculturation: a stress perspective

Maley, Jane, Moeller, Miriam and Harvey, Michael (2015) Strategic inpatriate acculturation: a stress perspective. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 49 308-321. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.05.008


Author Maley, Jane
Moeller, Miriam
Harvey, Michael
Title Strategic inpatriate acculturation: a stress perspective
Journal name International Journal of Intercultural Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-1767
1873-7552
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.05.008
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Start page 308
End page 321
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We argue that current acculturation research offers an incomplete picture of the psychological processes as they occur on the longer-term assignments of inpatriate international assignments. These assignments refer to the strategic transference of personnel to the parent company headquarters for significant periods of time. We argue that the inpatriate's commitment to a global career combined with a prolonged investment of time at headquarters evokes acculturative stresses different to those experienced by other types of global staffing methods. The contribution of this manuscript is two-fold, in that we (1) describe the inpatriate acculturation experience and (2) analyze the impact inpatriate assignment characteristics have on inpatriate acculturation stress. Propositions on the development of inpatriate acculturation strategy and mitigation of acculturative stresses are offered.
Keyword Acculturation strategy
Inpatriation
Self-congruity
Status inconsistency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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