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Cross-Cultural Training For Oversea Expatriate Staffs In China: A Research

Posted on:2009-04-06Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:J ChenFull Text:PDF
GTID:2189360242973985Subject:Business management
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China's rise and the impact on the world economy attracts more and more oversea investments since we opened our market to the world, which has brought thousands of expatriate staffs who are working here to manage their branches. However, the vast cultural difference between China and their home country becomes the bottle-neck of their success, which highly calls for the needs of cross-cultural training (CCT) aiming to enhance their skills on cross-cultural adjustment. Cross-ultural training attracted academics attention since last fifties in western, but much later in China. After reviewing existing domestic and oversea studies, three aspects of CCT are going to be discussed in this paper based on a questionaire case study. They're principle, structure and methodology of CCT in China. The principle of CCT is deduced according to the verification of seven hypothesis, which assumes that factual information, language skill, cultural comparison, culcural reflextion, cultural comprehension, cultural interaction and general overview will positively enhance expatriates' ability on cross cultural adjustment. Results on these hypothesis show the principles we should follow in CCT. AHP is used to creat the structure of a CCT program, and ANOVA is to find out the coefficient of time or resource distributed among different training modules. The preferred methods on different modules are chosen according to the descriptive analysis of questionaire cases. At the end, five posible fields are opened to future research hoping that more and more studies come following in the near future.
Keywords/Search Tags:Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural Adaption, Cross-Cultural Communication, Oversea Expatriation
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