PILOT STUDY ON SOCIAL MEDIA’S ROLE IN EXPATRIATES’ ADJUSTMENT USING BLACK’S MODEL

Benson Nwaorgu, Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Ineta Žičkutė

Abstract


Movement of significant number of expatriates from country to country has been increased with globalization. Every year expatriates face various challenges related to their individual characteristics, jobs and organizations where foreign assignment is major goal. It has become very easy for expatriates to socialize and meet with the other people of same culture and community in the host country with help of different social media. The paper seeks to reveal if social media could support expatriates’ adjustment. Black’s (1991) adjustment model is used for the pilot study. Results give primary insights of social media’s usefulness in adjustment process.


Keywords


Expatriates’ Adjustment; Social Media; Black’s model

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