Title: Managing expatriate success through expatriate-related, family-related and social capital factors: a meta-analysis

Authors: Li-Yueh Lee; Alfiyatul Qomariyah

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Kun Shan University, No. 195, Kun-Da Road, Yong-Kang District, Tainan 71003, Taiwan ' Department of International Business Administration, Chinese Culture University, No. 55, Hwa-Kang Road, Yang-Ming Shan, Taipei 11114, Taiwan

Abstract: There are numerous studies on the determinants of expatriate success, such as expatriate adjustment, stress and performance. However, a comprehensive research model is yet to be developed. This study integrates three perspectives - expatriate-related, family-related and social capital perspectives - as the determinants of expatriate stress, adjustment and performance. By using a meta-analysis of 341 studies conducted during the period 1988-2012, this work tested 10 research hypotheses regarding the interrelationship among the variables. It is anticipated that the results of this study will be able to provide important references for both human resource managers and academics.

Keywords: expatriate adjustment; expatriate performance; expatriate stress; expatriate-related perspective; family-related perspective; social capital; expatriate success; expats; meta-analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSS.2016.080050

International Journal of Services and Standards, 2016 Vol.11 No.3, pp.193 - 220

Received: 08 Apr 2016
Accepted: 27 Jun 2016

Published online: 25 Oct 2016 *

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