This survey study examined predictors of the task performance of Korean expatriates in India, while considering their globalization status. Task performance was significantly influenced by opportunities for career development and satisfaction of global human resource management practices. However, cultural intelligence, family adjustment and willingness to accept a global assignment did not significantly influence task performance. Using an emissary model of international HR strategy that conforms to Korean companies’ current globalization status, we explain these results and also suggest valuable insights to fast-growing companies from newly industrializing or emerging economies so that they can develop a relevant strategy for improving task performance of their expatriates. © 2021 XLRI Jamshedpur, School of Business Management & Human Resources.