Influence of the Authority of English Native Speakers on the Composition of Expatriate Employees at Universities in Shanxi Province, China


  • Yingzhe Wu School of Management, Metharath University
  • Sarana Photchanachan School of Management, Metharath University


        The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of authority of native English speakers (ANES) on the Composition of expatriate employees (CEE) in universities in Shanxi Province, China. ANES consists of three dimensions: qualification, national cultural power of their country and their competence. CEE can be reflected in the diversification of expatriate employees’ sources and the construction of the overall number and the dynamic mechanism of person-post matching.  A questionnaire survey was conducted among 419 English teachers from several universities in Shanxi Province. Structural equation model is applied to verify the influence of ANES on CEE. Multiple linear regressions were used to verify the moderating effect of university Management support (MS) on Cultural power and Competency. It is found that ANES has a significant positive influence on CEE. Management support moderates the two independent varieties: Cultural power and Competency. Finally, the model and support path of strengthening management support and perfecting the Composition of expatriate employees in universities are put forward.


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