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Managerial willingness to assume traveling, short-term and long-term global assignments (ABSTRACT)


Konopaske, R., Robie, C., & Ivancevich, J. M.

published: 2009 | Research publication | Refereed Journals - OB/HRM

Konopaske, R., Robie, C., & Ivancevich, J. M. (2009). "Managerial willingness to assume traveling, short-term and long-term global assignments". Management International Review, 49, 359-388.


ABSTRACT: Drawing on reasoned action and family systems theories, as well as the domestic and international job transfer and relocation, global assignments, personality and work-life balance research domains, this study examines managersí willingness to assume global assignments. We propose a multi-factor model and test several hypotheses using survey data collected from 431 global managers and 162 spouses/significant others that examine the degree to which individual, family, and organizational variables influence managerial willingness to accept not only the more traditional multi-year, but also the increasingly common traveling and short-term global assignments. Results suggest that individual (adventurousness and destination country), family (eldercare, children at home, community tenure, and spouse/significant other relocation willingness), and organizational (compensatory rewards/benefits and career fit) factors influence managerial willingness to assume global assignments.

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