Quotation Davis, Charlotte, Miska, Christof, Chua, Chei Hwee, Stahl, Günter. 2010. Motivation for an international assignment and predictors of expatriate turnover intentions: Does gender matter?. Academy of International Business, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien, 25.06.-29.06.


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With the steady increase in the share of female expatriates, the comparison between male and female expatriates has become an increasingly important, and yet under-researched topic in the well-established expatriate careers and expatriate management literature. We conducted an exploratory study of male and female expatriates' motivation to accept an international assignment, satisfaction with company support, repatriation concerns, turnover intentions, and the predictors of their turnover intentions. Based on an international questionnaire survey of 1,509 male and 164 female expatriates, we found that female expatriates are more intrinsically motivated while male expatriates are more extrinsically motivated to accept an international assignment. They are both equally dissatisfied with company support, concerned about their repatriation, and willing to leave their company for a better job in another firm. Nevertheless, they are not influenced by the same set of factors in their turnover intentions. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Motivation for an international assignment and predictors of expatriate turnover intentions: Does gender matter?
Event Academy of International Business
Year 2010
Date 25.06.-29.06
Country Brazil
Location Rio de Janeiro
URL http://aib.msu.edu/events/2010/

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Davis, Charlotte (Former researcher)
Miska, Christof (Details)
Stahl, Günter (Details)
External
Chua, Chei Hwee (University of South Carolina, United States/USA)
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International Business (Details)
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