Perceived impact of National Identity and Cross Border Business Focus among Expatriate and National Managers

Bhanugopan Ramudu, Dianne Bealer

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Abstract

This study examines the dimensions of national identity and cross border business focus for six different nationalities in a Middle Eastern work environment. Data were collected from 213 employees working in educational institutions, medical and oil related organisations in United Arab Emirates. Principal components factor analysis was used to determine the underlying factor structures of national identity and cross border business focus. The results demonstrated that the most significant demographic variables affecting national identity and cross border business focus were: age, level of education, industry and religion and the less significant were: gender, country of origin and nationality. This paper contributes to knowledge on national identity and augments explanation on cross border business focus of both expatriates and nationals. Implications, limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication55th Annual Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAIP
Pages264-264
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAcademy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting - Cairo, Egypt, Egypt
Duration: 12 Jan 201314 Jan 2013

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2078-0435

Conference

ConferenceAcademy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting
CountryEgypt
Period12/01/1314/01/13

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