Boundary management in a boundaryless world The impact of life domain boundary management for expatriates' life domain conflict and enrichment

Autor(en): Kempen, Regina
Hattrup, Kate
Mueller, Karsten
Stichwörter: BALANCE; Boundary management; Business & Economics; CONSERVATION; CROSS-CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT; Expatriates; FAMILY CONFLICT; INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS; Life domain conflict; Life domain enrichment; Management; MODEL; PERSPECTIVE; SEGMENTATION; SUPPORT; TRANSITIONS
Erscheinungsdatum: 2017
Herausgeber: EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
Journal: JOURNAL OF GLOBAL MOBILITY-THE HOME OF EXPATRIATE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Volumen: 5
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 43
Seitenende: 59
Zusammenfassung: 
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship of flexible and permeable boundary management with both life domain conflict and life domain enrichment among expatriate workers. Design/methodology/approach - This study utilizes a sample of 199 expatriates working in a higher education context, and analyses survey data with hierarchical regression analysis and cluster analysis. Findings - Relationships between the permeability and the flexibility of life domains, and work-private life conflict, private life-work conflict, and work-private life enrichment were found. However, no significant results were obtained for the relationship between boundary management and private life-work enrichment. Two clusters of boundary management used by expatriates are described. Research limitations/implications - Due to cross-sectional data, causal influences cannot be determined with confidence. Practical implications - The findings underscore the need to consider the role-related stakeholders of expatriates, especially in the private life domain. Implications for the support of expatriates based on the boundary management clusters are discussed. Originality/value - This is the first study analysing boundary management distinguishing between flexibility and permeability in an expatriate context.
ISSN: 20498799
DOI: 10.1108/JGM-06-2016-0029

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