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Knowledge transfer between expatriates and host country nationals: contribution of individual and social capital factors


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Ismail, Maimunah and Sobri, Sayang Syamira and Zulkifly, Nurul Afiqah and Hamzah, Siti Raba'ah and Yamato, Eriko (2016) Knowledge transfer between expatriates and host country nationals: contribution of individual and social capital factors. Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, 7 (2). pp. 65-87. ISSN 2029-4581; ESSN: 2345-0037

Abstract

This paper presents a study on the contribution of individual factors (cultural intelligence and feedback-seeking behaviour) and social capital factors (shared vision and trust) on knowledge transfer between expatriates and host country nationals (HCNs) as perceived by expatriates. The study adopted Social Capital Theory, and Anxiety and Uncertainty Management Theory to support the theoretical framework of the investigation. Data were analysed from a sample of 90 expatriates from selected universities and multinational corporations (MNCs) in the area of Klang Valley, Malaysia. The results reveal that there is a positive relationship between individual factors as well as social capital factors and knowledge transfer. In addition, only shared vision shows a significant influence on knowledge transfer. The regression results disclose that the variables explain 24.1% of variance in knowledge transfer.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Faculty of Economics, Vilnius University
Keywords: Knowledge transfer; Social capital; Cultural intelligence; Feedback-seeking behaviour; Expatriate; Host country national
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 04:15
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 04:15
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59165
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