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dr. C. Schlägel

Assistant Professor
dr. C. Schlägel

International experience and work-related outcomes: A meta-analysis
(joint project with Marius Brand and Günter Stahl, both WU Vienna)
- In this project we work on a meta-analytic synthesis of more than 250 empirical studies on the relationship between individual international experience (IE) and a comprehensive set of work-related attitudes, intentions, and behaviors (expatriation intention, turnover intention, job satisfaction, facets of cross-cultural adjustment, and job performance). We examine the moderating role of the IE measure (depth, breadth, composite, and dummy). Further, we test the incremental predictive validity of IE over and above a set of establsihed predictors for the work-related outcomes (big five personality traits, general mental ability, and language proficiency).

Development and empirical test of a computer-aided text analysis measure of international orientation
(joint project with Franziska Heinzmann, RUG and Tilo Halaszovich, Jacobs University Bremen)
- International business research has sought to understand how corporations’ international orientation (IO)—a firm’s general strategic posture towards internationalization—influences firm performance. We compare and contrast existing definitions and conceptualizations of IO to provide researchers with a clearer understanding of what IO is and to arrive at a working definition of IO. Next, we critically review existing survey-based measures of IO and propose a content analysis based measure of IO. Finally, we clarify how IO is theoretically related to firm performance and validate the new measure, combining computer-aided text analysis (CATA) of 960 shareholder letters of 110 S&P 500 firms in the manufacturing sector and their archival financial data from 2009 to 2017.

COVID-19 and individual performance in global virtual teams:
The role of self-regulation and individual cultural value orientations
(joint project with Marjaana Gunkel, Free University Bozen and Vas Taras, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the global pandemic, a large part of work was moved to home offices and became virtual. Nevertheless, our understanding of how global pandemics influence work-related performance is still limited. Drawing on the theory of the conversion of resources and the self-regulation theory, this study examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the performance of individuals working in global virtual teams, the moderating effect of self-regulation on the relation between the pandemic and individual performance, and the mediating role of self-regulation in the relationship between individual cultural value orientations (i.e., uncertainty avoidance and long-term-orientation) and individual performance.

Last modified:20 November 2020 10.01 a.m.

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9747 AE Groningen
The Netherlands