Title: Expatriate categorisation and evaluation: an empirical investigation in Poland and India

Authors: Arup Varma; Jacek P. Grodzicki; Shaun Pichler; Shannon Kupferer; Aarti Ramaswami

Addresses: Institute of Human Resources & Employment Relations, School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago, 1 East Pearson Street, # 406, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. ' Faculty of Economy, University of Gdansk, A.Krajowej 119/121, SOPOT 81-824, Poland. ' Department of Management, Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA. ' Institute of Human Resources & Employment Relations, School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago, 1 East Pearson Street, # 406, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. ' Department of Management, ESSEC Business School, # 1 Avenue Bernard Hirsch, BP50105 Cedex, Cergy-Pontoise 98007, France

Abstract: Using data from 205 Host Country Nationals (HCNs) (100 in Poland and 105 in India), we examined the impact of nationality and performance standards information on HCN willingness to provide role information, and their evaluations of expatriate colleagues. Results confirmed that both nationality and performance standards information were significantly related to HCN willingness to provide role information. However, nationality was not significantly related to task or trait type performance ratings, but when performance standards were provided, expatriates were given more favourable trait ratings than HCNs. We discuss the results in terms of their theoretical and practical implications.

Keywords: expatriates; expats; host country nationals; performance ratings; Poland; India; nationality; performance standards; working abroad.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2012.044758

European Journal of International Management, 2012 Vol.6 No.1, pp.63 - 82

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 03 Jan 2012 *

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