The relative importance of antecedents to cross-cultural adjustment: Implications for managing a global workforce Presenter ： Yi-Chun Vivian Tsai Instructor ： Dr. Pi-Ying Teresa Hsu November 19, 2009
Palthe, J. (2004). The relative importance of antecedents to cross-cultural adjustment: Implications for managing a global workforce. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 28 (1), 37-59.
Content I. Introduction II. Methodology III. Results IV. Conclusion V. Reflection
The expatriate success remains fundamental to the effective control of international organizations, and multinational corporations are still been faced with increasing requirements to staff their overseas operations .
While most of the literature on expatriation has focused on the training and selection , little is known about the processes and mechanisms that expatriates find most useful in adjusting to living and working in a foreign country.
While there is empirical evidence to suggest that family adjustment and work design factors influence expatriate adjustment, there is little evidence of the role that organization socialization plays in expatriate adjustment.
Methodology Page Work adjustment Interaction adjustment General adjustment 1. Self-efficacy 2. Learning orientation 3. Role clarity 4. Role conflict 5. Role discretion 6. Cultural similarity 7. Family adjustment 8. Parent company 9. Host company
Methodology 196 expatriates 92% : 8% Japan South Korea Netherlands 45 years old Participants Numbers Male: Female Age Nationality