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 [Article] (doi:10.1108/13620431011053758)


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: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
ISI Impact: 0
Item ID: 7603
Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 07:52
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22

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