The impact of cross-cultural training for expatriates in a Chinese firm.

Qin, Chenyi and Baruch, Yehuda (2010) The impact of cross-cultural training for expatriates in a Chinese firm. Career Development International, 15 (3). pp. 296-318. ISSN 1362-0436

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the significance of cross-cultural training and career attitudes for expatriation career move in the context of China, whether cross-cultural training is perceived necessary, and the consequence of providing such cross-cultural training. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 82 expatriates from a Chinese firm, some of whom were expatriated to a foreign country and others who were expatriated from foreign countries to China. Findings – Expatriates adjusted well, and having a protean career attitude was a decisive factor. While the impact of cross-cultural training prior to departure was not statistically significant, it was well received and considered important. Research limitations/implications – A limitation is the limited sample size. Implications are presented for conducting cross-cultural training. Practical implications – Developing cross-cultural training programs could add value to the firm and its people. Originality/value – Using a particular Chinese firm the paper highlights the value and necessity of cross-cultural training for successful expatriation.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
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ID Code:7603
Deposited On:08 Apr 2011 07:52
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