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Expatriate performance in overseas assignments: the role of Big Five personality


Che Rose, Raduan and Sri Ramalu, Subramaniam and Uli, Jegak and Samy, Naresh Kumar (2010) Expatriate performance in overseas assignments: the role of Big Five personality. Asian Social Science, 6 (9). pp. 104-113. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


This paper investigates the affects of Big Five personality and its dimensions on expatriate job performance. Based on sample of 332 expatriates working in Malaysia, personality factor found to be a significant determinant of expatriate job performance in international assignments. Specifically, the results of this study reveal that expatriates in Malaysia with greater conscientiousness personality fared better in their task and contextual performance. Those with greater openness to experience found to perform better in their task, contextual and assignment-specific performance. The findings of this study contributes to the body of knowledge in the cross-cultural management field and have practical implication to expatriating firms especially in the area of selection and training of candidates for international assignments.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n9p104
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Personality; Job performance; Expatriate
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 03:37
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 03:37
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