Role of cultural sensitivity on creativity of academic expatriates: The moderating effect of culture.


Alev Katrinli and �ebnem Penbek*

Call it international assignment; expatriation or working in foreign country, new century is the herald of international movement of work force. Beside the conventional characteristics of an employee such as technical competence, know how, expertise and willingness to contribute to the organizational performance, an expatriate is assumed to be more creative and sensitive to cultural diversification. Accordingly, the proposed study with 62 academic expatriates form Turkey and USA, presents a positive relation between intercultural sensitivity and perceived creativity of academic expatriates and relation gets stronger for USA Academicians’ who are employed by Turkish universities.

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