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ERIC Number: EJ923421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-0436
The Impact of Cross-Cultural Training for Expatriates in a Chinese Firm
Qin, Chenyi; Baruch, Yehuda
Career Development International, v15 n3 p296-318 2010
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. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China