Lookup NU author(s): Dr Benjamin Bader
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Despite the increasing relevance for international business, international assignments in terrorism-endangered countries have hardly been analyzed. Applying a social network perspective, this study investigates the impact of expatriate social network characteristics on psychological well-being in the terrorism-endangered environment of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Drawing on data surveying 175 expatriates, the study finds that large and diversified networks positively affect the psychological well-being of international expatriates. When including the influence of terrorism it is revealed that a higher terrorism level per se does not necessarily negatively affect the psychological well-being of expatriates, however, the impact of expatriate social network characteristics on psychological well-being is amplified.
Author(s): Bader B, Schuster T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of International Management
Print publication date: 01/03/2015
Online publication date: 18/10/2014
Acceptance date: 25/09/2014
Date deposited: 16/01/2019
ISSN (print): 1075-4253
ISSN (electronic): 1873-0620
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