Expatriate adjustment: A review of concepts, drivers, and consequences

Puck J, Holtbrügge D, Raupp J (2016)

Publication Type: Book chapter / Article in edited volumes

Publication year: 2016

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Edited Volumes: Expatriate Management: Transatlantic Dialogues

Pages Range: 297-336

ISBN: 978-1-137-57405-3

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-57406-0_10


Expatriate adjustment has recurrently been linked to predicting the performance of individuals, in that the better the foreign adjustment achieved, the more successfully they will perform (Takeuchi, Wang, & Marinova, Personnel Psychology, 58(4): 925-948, 2005). By reviewing empirical research on expatriate adjustment, we produce a comprehensive overview, expounding the antecedents, dimensions, and effects of expatriate adjustment. More explicitly, the multidimensionality of expatriate adjustment is elucidated, which is structured according to three dimensions, the adjustment to the general environment, adjustment to the work situation, and adjustment to interacting with host nationals. All dimensions are further explained according to individual, work-related, and non-work environmental factors. Moreover, we construct a framework for each of these dimensions, subsuming the findings as examined in prior empirical research.

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Puck, J., Holtbrügge, D., & Raupp, J. (2016). Expatriate adjustment: A review of concepts, drivers, and consequences. In Benjamin Bader, Tassilo Schuster, Anna Katharina Bader (Eds.), Expatriate Management: Transatlantic Dialogues. (pp. 297-336). Palgrave Macmillan.


Puck, Jonas, Dirk Holtbrügge, and Julia Raupp. "Expatriate adjustment: A review of concepts, drivers, and consequences." Expatriate Management: Transatlantic Dialogues. Ed. Benjamin Bader, Tassilo Schuster, Anna Katharina Bader, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 297-336.

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