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Liability-of-foreignness effects on job success of immigrant job seekers

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  • Fang, Tony
  • Samnani, Al-Karim
  • Novicevic, Milorad M.
  • Bing, Mark N.

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We examined the liability-of-foreignness (LOF) hypothesis for immigrant and native job seekers by analyzing a national dataset that tracks their use of job-search methods and their associated job outcomes in the Canadian labor market. To our knowledge this is the first empirical test of LOF at the individual-level while controlling for variables at multiple levels. We found support for LOF when job applicants used the rich media job-search methods of social networks and recruitment agencies, but not when they used the lean media of newspaper ads and the Internet. Study limitations, implications, and future research are discussed.

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Volume (Year): 48 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 98-109

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Keywords: Liability-of-foreignness; Immigration policy; Levels of analysis; Job success; Labor market;

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  1. Collings, David G., 2014. "Integrating global mobility and global talent management: Exploring the challenges and strategic opportunities," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 253-261.
  2. Cerdin, Jean-Luc & Brewster, Chris, 2014. "Talent management and expatriation: Bridging two streams of research and practice," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 245-252.

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