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Management and Organization: Various Approaches

Edited By Yasin Cakirel

The volume provides a collection of research papers in the area of management and organization on a wide range of topics including job alienation, whistleblowing, responsible leadership, cyberloafing, job crafting, organizational trust and career satisfaction.

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Moderating Role of Cultural Intelligence in Interaction Between Will to Accept a Foreign Job, and an Openness to Experience Personality and Multicultural Behavior

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1 Introduction

The increase in the business activities of enterprises on a global scale brings about an increase in the significance of the international mobility of highly qualified individuals and takes careers of individuals to the international arena to make them boundaryless (Carr et al., 2005). With reference to these developments and current experience, the business world increasingly needs employees who are capable of cooperating in different cultural environments and managing the specific functioning of such environments. From this standpoint, recruitment of assigned expatriates reflects a common feature of international labour mobility, and the international working efficiency of such employees constitutes an important source of competitive advantage for many enterprises. Overseas assignment is also important for many employees or executives of multinational corporations in terms of their career development (Takeuchi et al., 2005). This is because assignment in different cultural environments makes positive contribution to the business-related competencies and personal development.

This study aims at setting the framework of the process of will to accept a foreign job depending on the Evolutionary Personality Psychology Theory of Buss (1991) and the Socio-Analytic Theory of Hogan et al. (1998). Based on this purpose, the study suggests that an openness to experience personality and multicultural behaviour will affect the will to accept a foreign job offered, and this effect can be shaped by the sub-dimensions of cultural intelligence (CQ).

2 Conceptual Framework and Hypothesis Development

2.1 Openness to Experience, Multicultural Behaviour and Accepting...

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