Title: The expanded model of cultural intelligence and its explanatory power in the context of expatriation intention

Authors: Nicole Franziska Richter; Christopher Schlaegel; Marian Van Bakel; Robert L. Engle

Addresses: Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark ' Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics & Management Department, University of Groningen, Nettelbosje 2, 9747 AE Groningen, The Netherlands ' Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark, Sdr. Stationsvej 28, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark ' Lender School of Business, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, USA

Abstract: The main objective of this study is to test the explanatory power of the expanded cultural intelligence (CQ) scale and its 11 sub-dimensions in predicting expatriation intention (EI) in comparison to the four primary CQ dimensions. We exemplarily outline the theoretical advancement that is possible when focusing on the associations between the CQ sub-dimensions with EI. Based on samples of business students from Germany, the USA and China and using regression analysis and necessary condition analysis, our results indicate that the CQ dimensions are relevant determinants of EI, explaining variance over and above established determinants. Moreover, the results show that the CQ sub-dimensions explain more variance in EI than the four primary dimensions and offer potential to advance theorising in the field.

Keywords: cultural intelligence; CQS; expanded model of cultural intelligence; E-CQS; expatriation intention; NCA; necessary condition analysis; explanatory power; CQ sub-dimensions; cross-cultural competencies.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2020.105545

European Journal of International Management, 2020 Vol.14 No.2, pp.381 - 419

Received: 05 Apr 2018
Accepted: 10 Dec 2018

Published online: 31 Jan 2020 *

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