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ERIC Number: EJ979789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Invited Reaction: Factors Affecting Cross-Cultural Adjustment--Training, Experience, and Individual Differences
Budworth, Marie-Helene; DeGama, Nadia
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v23 n3 p331-340 Aut 2012
In today's global marketplace, it is critical that one develops and prepares employees for working across borders in a range of cultural contexts. The organization's ability to compete will be predicated on the ability of its people to lead, manage, negotiate, and resolve conflict with clients, colleagues, and business partners around the world. As was once the case, there is no longer one dominant economic force in the world. One product now moves easily across countries as it is envisioned, designed, created, manufactured, and sold. Similarly, service organizations need to work within a wide range of countries in order to meet the needs of a single organization. As a result, equipping the workers with the skills required to work within a range of cultures has become a business requirement. In this article, the authors posits that organizations need to ensure that their talent has the necessary skills to compete in today's global marketplace. By investigating expatriate cross-cultural adjustment, particularly within a context of an emerging economy--Korea--Moon, Choi, and Jung (2012) underscore the importance of such a research endeavor. Moon and colleagues' (2012) theoretical model simultaneously explores how several factors relevant to expatriate cross-cultural adjustment are related, and thus provides richness to the current literature. While the authors' reactions highlight some concerns with Moon and colleagues' (2012) study, they are offered in a collegial spirit in the hope that fellow researchers may consider these comments in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the factors that contribute to expatriate cross-cultural adjustment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea