While expatriates often face language barriers in host countries, relatively little research has focused on the influence of host country language proficiency on cross-cultural adjustment. We drew on social identity theory and conducted an interview-based study with 70 expatriates and their host country national (HCN) colleagues to provide a contextual account of host country language proficiency's effects on work and non-work-related adjustment in China. Our findings suggest that expatriate host country language proficiency has multifaceted effects on expatriates' HCN interaction, social support, and network-related work and non-work adjustment.
|Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskrift||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Status||Publicerad - 16.09.2015|
|MoE-publikationstyp||A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift|
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