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dc.contributor.authorFrench, Ericaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHatcher, Timen_US
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Kateen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T22:19:43Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T22:19:43Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-16T09:50:58Z
dc.identifier.issn02610159en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/02610150810874322en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36342
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between gender and the individual and social aspects of expatriate work, emphasising how issues external to the organisation impact on the experience of female expatriates. Design/methodology/approach - In total, 102 male respondents and 44 female respondents were surveyed in order to test the perceived organisational support, career satisfaction, and expatriate social support. Findings - Significant gender-related differences were identified in all three areas with notable contradiction in the perception and practice of how multinational corporations (MNCs) manage their expatriates. While earlier research suggested that organisations perceived their treatment of female expatriates to be equivalent to that of men, the results indicate that female international managers do not perceive equal treatment on international assignments. Research limitations/implications - Although based on a smaller sample than other international studies, the gender breakdown was sufficient for moderated regression testing. Practical implications - As the expatriate social support construct is largely exploratory in nature, future research could examine the effect of perceived expatriate social support on other related workplace behaviours, both domestically and internationally, including work-life balance and diversity management. Originality/value - While other studies have provided a rich descriptive picture of the gendered nature of expatriation, little research has attempted to quantify the reasons behind the phenomenon. This paper addresses this gap in the literature through exploration of the issues, which impact upon the experience of female expatriates in foreign MNCs in China.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom372en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto391en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEqual Opportunities Internationalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.titleLament of the ignored expatriate: an examination of organisational and social network support for female expatriates in Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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