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The personal-related factors to expatriates’ task performance and contextual performance: Considering the influence of personality traits, competences/skills, self-willingness and previous experience
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to find out which personal-related factors are influencing on the task performance and the contextual performance of expatriate managers.

Design/Methodology/Approach

This research adopts a qualitative approach, using semi-structured interviews with key-information from the managers taking international assignments.

Findings

The findings indicate that there is a series of significant associations between personal-related factors (personality traits, competences/skills, self-willingness and previous experience) and the performance of expatriates’ assignments.

Research limitations/implications

One suggestion for further research is to explore deeper and more comprehensive on other less important factors or the important factors which we are overlooking; it also could be more comprehensive on the factors that relate to the performance of expatriates.

Practical implications

We present a table of the relationship between personality traits, competences/skills, self-willingness, previous experience and the job performance of expatriates’ assignments. Thus, HR departments can follow this guidance when selecting expatriates to manage overseas assignments. Furthermore, individuals can take this model as a reference when making decisions for their career lives.

Keywords

Expatriate assignments, personality traits, self-willingness, competences/skills, previous experience, job performance, task performance, contexture performance

Paper type

Master Thesis

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Expatriate assignments, personality traits, self-willingness, competences/skills, previous experience, job performance, task performance, contexture performance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5618OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5618DiVA: diva2:349644
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Available from: 2010-09-08 Created: 2010-09-07 Last updated: 2010-09-08Bibliographically approved

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