The International Human Resource Management (IHRM) literature strongly suggests that the study of crucible international assignment experiences (IAEs) and their effects on organizational performance is still in an early phase of theoretical development and research. This study extends developments of IAEs to study a crucible experience in a military organizational setting. A review of theory developments related to the crucible experiences of combat deployment indicates the need to study the risks involved in the IAE and the subsequent efforts to overcome them. This study found that Post-Traumatic Growth and Global Management Competency can mediate the negative effect of the Risk Factors of IAE on Retention Intention. Additionally, this study supported a moderating role of Repatriation Adjustment on the effect of deployment Risk Factors on Post-Traumatic Growth, Global Management Competency, and Retention Intention.
This study advances theory developments on crucible overseas experiences relating the effect of international experiences, repatriation, and retention during a critical time of war. Additionally, this research provides opportunities to evaluate and potentially improve expatriate exposure to trauma and risk, repatriation, and retention practices in International Human Resource Management.
|Advisor:||Hunt, David M., Wang, Wenli|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 73/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Business administration, Organizational behavior, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Combat deployment, Crucible experience, International assignment, Military retention intention, Posttraumatic growth, Repatriation adjustment|
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