This paper reports research that test ed the extrapolative and interrelated nature of a two-dimensional bipolar taxonomy based on a manager's value orientations linked to,(i) National Identity and (ii) Cross-Border Business Focus. The taxonomy provides a basis for sourcing information as to the potential cultural and business suitability ofmanagers for cross-border assignments.Three value dimensions were identified on both elements of the taxonomy, and i nitial results were reported in Fish, Bhanugopan and Cogin (2008 ' in press). In addition,CFA and canonical correlations provided an initial evaluation as to the measurement fit between the constructs; and identified significant relationships.A Structural Equation Model (LISREL 8.80) is presented which examines the set of identified dimensions . Results were shown to be significant (p < .001); indicating asound fit between the theoretical model, and the empirical findings.Findings appear to support the application of the taxonomy as a source important information as to the cultural and business suitability of managers for (i) cross borderassignments per se; as well as , (ii) different types of cross-border assignments.
|Title of host publication||9th IHRM conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Changes in society, changes in organisations, and the changing role of HRM: Managing international human resources in a complex world|
|Editors||P. Benson, A. Mahajan, R. Oliver|
|Place of Publication||Tallin, Estonia|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||International Human Resource Management Conference (IHRM) - Tallin, Estonia|
Duration: 12 Jun 2007 → 15 Jun 2007
|Conference||International Human Resource Management Conference (IHRM)|
|Period||12/06/07 → 15/06/07|
Fish, A., Ramudu, B., & Cogin, J. (2007). Value Orientations and the Selection of Cross-Border Managers: An Investigation of Construct Validity Using Structural Equation Modelling. In P. Benson, A. Mahajan, & R. Oliver (Eds.), 9th IHRM conference: Changes in society, changes in organisations, and the changing role of HRM: Managing international human resources in a complex world (pp. 1-23). IHRM.