Knowledge acquisition of Chinese expatriates: managing Chinese MNEs in Kazakhstan

Sanat Kozhakhmet*, Assylbek Nurgabdeshov

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100919
JournalJournal of International Management
Issue number2
Early online date11 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Cultural intelligence
  • Innovativeness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Moderated mediation model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management


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