Journal article

When do host country nationals help expatriates? The roles of identification with the multinational enterprise and career development support by the subsidiary

S Yamao, T Yoshikawa, D Choi, SM Toh

Journal of International Management | Elsevier | Published : 2020


In this study, we examine the roles of the host country nationals (HCNs)' identification with the MNE and perceptions of subsidiary's career development support as key factors in explaining the HCNs' decisions to provide help to expatriates. Using data collected in four countries (Australia, China, India, and Singapore), we show that HCNs' identification with the MNE and subsidiary's career development support are positively related to their extra-role helping behavior toward the expatriates. Further, the positive relationship between MNE identification and extra-role helping behavior becomes stronger when HCNs perceive that their career development is well supported by the subsidiary. We al..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAKENHI)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Faculty of Business and Economics Research Grant, The University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAKENHI Grant Number 18H00890).