This paper extends the influential analysis on stereotyping from cultural studies to the realm of international assignments. Drawing on social identity theory, the paper takes the perspective of host country nationals (HCNs) as the basic units of analysis, and develops a theoretical model on the antecedents and effects of HCNs' negative stereotyping of expatriates. The paper also suggests some initiatives that, according to social identity theory, can be used to combat negative stereotyping in multinational corporations and so overcome the cross-cultural interpersonal conflicts that lie at the heart of expatriates' adjustment issues.

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Bonache Prez, Jaime Alfonso; Langinier , Hlne; Zrraga Oberty, Celia

Antecedents and effects of HCNs negative stereotypes toward corporate expatriates

03/2016
This paper extends the influential analysis on stereotyping from cultural studies to the realm of international assignments. Drawing on social identity theory, the paper takes the perspective of host country nationals (HCNs) as the basic units of analysis, and develops a theoretical model on the antecedents and effects of HCNs' negative stereotyping of expatriates. The paper also suggests some initiatives that, according to social identity theory, can be used to combat negative stereotyping in multinational corporations and so overcome the cross-cultural interpersonal conflicts that lie at the heart of expatriates' adjustment issues.
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Antecedents and effects of HCNs negative stereotypes toward corporate expatriates
Bonache Prez, Jaime Alfonso; Langinier , Hlne; Zrraga Oberty, Celia
Human Resource Management Review
Vol. 26, n 1, 03/2016, p. 59 - 68

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