Quotation Marques, Tânia M. G., Miska, Christof, Crespo, Cátia Fernandes, Branco, Melissa Marques. 2021. Responsible leadership during international assignments: a novel approach toward expatriation success. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 1-33.




Adopting a responsible leadership (RL) lens and drawing on intergroup behavior and social identity theory, we analyze a sample of 111 expatriates using partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). Our findings indicate that RL enacted by host-country supervisors is positively associated with international assignees’ cross-cultural adjustment and affective well-being at work, in turn leading to better expatriate performance. RL may thus facilitate adjustment and well-being in the host country. We emphasize the support potential when expatriates’ supervisors are guided by a strong values foundation and exhibit stakeholder engagement. In this way, we aim to provide a perspective for studying leadership dynamics in the expatriation context that goes beyond leader-follower dyads within organizations. We believe that expatriation research can benefit from adopting a broader stakeholder view on leadership that considers business-society interrelations and outline some direction that might take.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Human Resource Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Responsible leadership during international assignments: a novel approach toward expatriation success
Year 2021
Page from 1
Page to 33
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09585192.2021.1964571
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2021.1964571
Open Access N


Miska, Christof (Details)
Branco, Melissa Marques (Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal)
Crespo, Cátia Fernandes (Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal)
Marques, Tânia M. G. (Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal)
Institute for International Business (Stahl) (Details)
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