Knowledge acquisition of Chinese expatriates: managing Chinese MNEs in Kazakhstan


Kozhakhmet S., Nurgabdeshov A.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, vol.28, no.2, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.intman.2021.100919
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
  • Keywords: Knowledge acquisition, Cultural intelligence, Innovativeness, Interpersonal skills, Moderated mediation model, CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, MULTINATIONAL-CORPORATIONS, EMERGING MARKETS, MEDIATING ROLE, PERSPECTIVE, DEFINITION, MANAGEMENT, INNOVATIVENESS, COMPETENCES, LEADERSHIP

Abstract

This article advances understanding of the interplay between cultural intelligence of Chinese expatriates managing Chinese multinational enterprises in Kazakhstan and the level of knowledge acquisition from local employees. Drawing on rich quantitative data, and framed by Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory, Sternberg's Theory of Successful Intelligence and Bandura's Social Learning Theory, the article advances knowledge of the relationship between cultural intelligence, innovativeness and knowledge acquisition. The article also draws particular attention to the moderated mediation model of the research and contributes to the literature by enhancing our understanding of Chinese expatriates' knowledge acquisition from local employees by viewing interpersonal skills as a moderating factor.