Location

Hong Kong Conventional & Exhibition Centre

Source Publication

IVETA 2000 Conference Proceedings

Description

Confronting the tendency of globalization, the human resource development of expatriation and the foreign workers in multinational firms act an important role for a global business strategy. Furthermore, more frequently transactions and interactive trades between countries provide the employee more chances to encounter foreigner who works at same corporation. Much literature has pointed out that many failures of expatiate resulting from the worker can not adapt to the host culture, or can not transfer their qualified capability and attitude to the oversea jobs. In other words, the adaptability to the host culture is the essential factor to the success of expatriation. Contexts between different cultures maybe lead potential conflict and face unexpected shock. It is vital for multinational firms that ensure and enhance the performance and the productivity of workers from different countries. How to manage the cultural diversity and get the best practice or solution to cultural conflict are both important issues. In this study, it will explore the factor and cause for successful expatriation. The paper will examine the key factors that affect the result of expatriation and provide as the reference to those multinational companies.

Document Type

Conference Paper

 
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The competency of cross-culture of expatriates in the multinational corporation

Hong Kong Conventional & Exhibition Centre

Confronting the tendency of globalization, the human resource development of expatriation and the foreign workers in multinational firms act an important role for a global business strategy. Furthermore, more frequently transactions and interactive trades between countries provide the employee more chances to encounter foreigner who works at same corporation. Much literature has pointed out that many failures of expatiate resulting from the worker can not adapt to the host culture, or can not transfer their qualified capability and attitude to the oversea jobs. In other words, the adaptability to the host culture is the essential factor to the success of expatriation. Contexts between different cultures maybe lead potential conflict and face unexpected shock. It is vital for multinational firms that ensure and enhance the performance and the productivity of workers from different countries. How to manage the cultural diversity and get the best practice or solution to cultural conflict are both important issues. In this study, it will explore the factor and cause for successful expatriation. The paper will examine the key factors that affect the result of expatriation and provide as the reference to those multinational companies.