Expatriate Managers and the Psychological Contract

Richard A. Guzzo, Katherine A. Noonan, Efrat Elron

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The authors investigate employer practices toward expatriate managers and how those practices relate to retention-relevant outcomes (e.g., organizational commitment, intent to quit, and intent to return early to a domestic assignment). The psychological contract is investigated as a mediator of this relationship. A model in which the psychological contract mediates the relationship between organizational practices and retention-relevant outcomes is empirically constructed. The authors also refine the construct of the psychological contract and report managers' experiences as expatriates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-626
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes


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