Expatriates in Asia

Expatriates in Asia
Author: Scott Hipsher
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN: 1780632460
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expatriates in Asia Book Excerpt:

The Asia-Pacific region is recognized as the fastest growing economic region in the world as well as one of the most difficult places for expatriates to work. Classical literature, modern popular entertainment, as well as academic studies often create an impression of Asia in the West which can encourage the formation of a set of expectations about working in Asia that hinder the expatriate adjustment process. This book provides conceptual frameworks as well as practical advice on working in the exciting and challenging environments found in the dynamic and diverse continent of Asia. Identifies and describes the Colonial Paradigm and how it affects the perceptions of Western expatriates Identifies and describes the phenomenon of the independent expatriate Provides case studies to illustrate both the challenges and rewards of the expatriate experience in Asia

Friendship Formations of Expatriates in Asia

Friendship Formations of Expatriates in Asia
Author: Alexandra Schmider
Publsiher: diplom.de
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2005-07-05
ISBN: 3832488618
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friendship Formations of Expatriates in Asia Book Excerpt:

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: The hyper competitive global arena of the twenty-first century requires companies to look for business opportunities beyond their national boarders. With the increased overseas operations there is also a rise in the number of personnel sent for overseas assignments. The increasing number of highly qualified European expatriates in Asian cities is also a manifestation of such activities. However, companies operating abroad report that their global strategy is undermined by expatriates failure. These high failure rates, measured by early returns are often connected with the private life of expatriates - the ineffective management of intercultural relations - as experts in this area call it. Despite the critical role of the expatriates private life on the success of their overseas assignments, so far, the subject matter has not received enough attention from social scientists. Therefore, this study attempts to contribute towards bridging the gap by focusing on one part of the expatriates private life, which is the friendship aspect. The study mainly intends to discuss the friendship formations of European expatriates based in India and China. In particular, this qualitative study highlights the role of various cultural aspects and socio-economic factors on intercultural friendship formations. The interviews conducted with a sample of European expatriates working in New Delhi and Shanghai demonstrated that European expatriates mainly tend to develop friendships among each other. Further, the results showed that different cultural, social and economic aspects and various external conditions (like the existence of expatriate communities and the living conditions of expatriates) are in many cases major impediments in the development of closer relationships like friendships between European expatriates and host nationals. Introduction: Increasing interconnectedness, as one aspect of globalisation has led to a greater variety of possible social relationships. Out of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the move of production from Western countries to developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa new forms of labour migration have developed. Nowadays, labour migration is not limited to workers or unemployed individuals from developing countries or countries in transition. Rather, another group of migrants has become more prominent the expatriates. The group includes highly qualified scientists, managers, [...]

Expatriate women managers

Expatriate women managers
Author: Katharina Hartl
Publsiher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9783879887118
Category: Minority women executives
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research Handbook of Expatriates

Research Handbook of Expatriates
Author: Yvonne McNulty,Jan Selmer
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN: 1784718181
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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U S Expatriate Management Development in the Asia Pacific Region and U S Repatriate Management Development

U S  Expatriate Management Development in the Asia Pacific Region and U S  Repatriate Management Development
Author: Rodney Seow Kang Chua
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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At Home in Asia

At Home in Asia
Author: Harold Stephens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780964252110
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Expatriate Effectiveness

Expatriate Effectiveness
Author: Bryony Conway,London Guildhall University
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 81
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ASIA An Expat Adventure

ASIA  An Expat Adventure
Author: Timothy Marc Pelletier
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN: 1481746170
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ASIA An Expat Adventure Book Excerpt:

If you’re looking to read about adventures, look no further. ASIA: An Expat Adventure will take you on a four-year journey through several countries and cultures. It’s a true testament to what it’s really like to live in another country, what culturalism really is, and how different the world really can be. “Tim shoots from the hip in this anthology of all that is wrong (and a few things that are right) about teaching English in the Far East. ASIA: An Expat Adventure is half I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and half Frommers; it’s an essential guide for anybody who wants an insider’s view on the agony and the ecstasy (mostly the agony) of ESL life. There are plenty endearing qualities about Tim’s memoirs, not the least of which is his ability to trudge on when others would have bought the next ticket home. As Tim looks back at his beer-soaked escapades through the clarity and wisdom that hindsight provides, we are granted a view of a man who is as resilient as he is ill-fated, and a world that is as perplexing as it is alluring.” – Brenan G. Alexander, ESL Teacher, Communications Leader, UBC ...leaving behind not just his country, but his mind, as he slowly deconstructs his old life (quite literally in some cases, given the numerous surgeries he details) and reassembles the parts into a story worth telling. We all have one. This is his. Enjoy it! – Joshua W. Davies, MS Education, LAM Institute, Communications Consultant

Self Initiated Expatriates in Context

Self Initiated Expatriates in Context
Author: Maike Andresen,Chris Brewster,Vesa Suutari
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1000196577
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Initiated Expatriates in Context Book Excerpt:

This edited volume builds on the previously published Self-Initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational, and National Perspectives, which served to give in-depth insights into the concept and the processes of self-initiated expatriation and presented different groups undertaking self-initiated foreign career moves. While more than a hundred articles on self-initiated expatriation (SIE) have been published in the meanwhile, an examination of the research questions and samples of SIEs in published SIE research shows that the role of context and its impact on SIEs’ career-related decisions and behaviors has not been explored sufficiently. This raises the question in how far existing research results are comparable. The aim of this follow-up volume is to deepen the understanding of SIEs’ careers, focusing on the contextual influences of space, time, and institutions on the heterogeneous SIE population. More specifically, the editors aim to shed light on spatial conditions in terms of the home and host country conditions on the self-initiated expatriation experience and examine developments over time in terms of temporality of conditions and SIEs’ life-course. Moreover, the influence of the institutional context in terms of occupational, organisational, and societal specificities will be analysed. All chapters are based on strong theoretical foundations that serve to conceptualise "context" and are written by both established and emerging global academics and researchers. Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context contributes to conceptual clarity in the burgeoning field of SIE research by drawing attention to the importance of exploring context and, thus, boundary conditions to careers. It offers specific guidance for an improvement of future SIE-related research in order to enhance the validity of future empirical studies as well as for an improvement of managerial practice. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of international business, human resource management, organisational studies, and strategic management.

Work Family Dynamics

Work   Family Dynamics
Author: Berit Brandth,Sigtona Halrynjo,Elin Kvande
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 1317508068
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Family Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Work-life integration is an increasingly hot topic in the media, social research, governments and in people’s everyday lives. This volume offers a new type of lens for understanding work-family reconciliation by studying how work-family dynamics are shaped, squeezed and developed between consistent or competing logics in different societies in Europe and the US. The three institutions of "state", "family" and "working life", and their under-explored primary logics of "regulation", "morality" and "economic competitiveness" are examined theoretically as well as empirically throughout the chapters, thus contributing to an understanding of the contemporary challenges within the field of work-family research that combines structure and culture. Particular attention is given to the ways in which the institutions are confronted with various moral norms of good parenthood or motherhood and ideals for family life. Likewise, the logic of policy regulation and gendered family moralities are challenged by the economic logic of working life, based on competition in favour of the most productive workers and organizations. Demonstrating different aspects of what is behind and between the logics of state regulation, morals and market, this innovative volume will appeal to students, teachers and researchers interested in areas such as family studies, welfare state studies, social policy studies, work life studies as well as and gender studies.

The Emerging Middle East East Asia Nexus

The Emerging Middle East East Asia Nexus
Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami,Yukiko Miyagi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-03-27
ISBN: 1317701712
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerging Middle East East Asia Nexus Book Excerpt:

As the economies of East Asia grow ever stronger, their need for energy resources increases, which in turn compels closer relations with the countries of the Middle East. This book examines the developing relations between the countries of East Asia, especially China and Japan, with the countries of the Middle East. It looks at various key bilateral relationships, including with Iran and Syria, discusses the impact on the United States’ hegemony in both regions, considers whether the new relations represent a contribution to, or a threat to, peace and stability, and assesses the implications of the changes for patterns of regional and global international relations systems.

Talent Management of Self Initiated Expatriates

Talent Management of Self Initiated Expatriates
Author: V. Vaiman,A. Haslberger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN: 0230392806
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talent Management of Self Initiated Expatriates Book Excerpt:

A collection of research papers about self-initiated expatriates and their experiences. As traditional talent management can no longer fulfil the needs of globally operating organisations, self-initiated expatriates have become an ever more important, albeit neglected source of the global talent flow.

Expatriate Management

Expatriate Management
Author: Jan Selmer
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780899309491
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expatriate Management Book Excerpt:

An up-to-date, comprehensive overview of one of the most challenging fields for international business today: how to manage human resources on a global scale.

Managing Expatriates in Asia

Managing Expatriates in Asia
Author: Jolyn Dang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Expatriates in Asia Book Excerpt:

Diese Arbeit bezweckt einen Überblick über die Bedeutung und Einflüsse von Expatriate Management und über weitere Erklärungen der Elemente eines Expatriate-Prozesses. Ein weiterführendes Verständnis der Einflussfaktoren von Expatriate Management wird dargelegt. Der Fokus liegt auf der interessanten Interdependenz zwischen dem Zielmarkt China und US multinationalen Unternehmen, welche in China weit verbreitet sind. Ein optimales Verständnis und ein guter Überblick über bestimmende Faktoren, die grossen Einfluss auf Expatriate-Einsätze der US Firmen in China und deren internationale Geschäftstätigkeiten ausüben, werden generiert.

The New Expatriates

The New Expatriates
Author: Anne-Meike Fechter,Katie Walsh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1135700966
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Expatriates Book Excerpt:

While scholarship on migration has been thriving for decades, little attention has been paid to professionals from Europe and America who move temporarily to destinations beyond ‘the West’. Such migrants are marginalised and depoliticised by debates on immigration policy, and thus there is an urgent need to develop nuanced understanding of these more privileged movements. In many ways, these are the modern-day equivalents of colonial settlers and expatriates, yet the continuities in their migration practices have rarely been considered. The New Expatriates advances our understanding of contemporary mobile professionals by engaging with postcolonial theories of race, culture and identity. The volume brings together authors and research from across a wide range of disciplines, seeking to evaluate the significance of the past in shaping contemporary expatriate mobilities and highlighting postcolonial continuities in relation to people, practices and imaginations. Acknowledging the resonances across a range of geographical sites in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the chapters consider the particularity of postcolonial contexts, while enabling comparative perspectives. A focus on race and culture is often obscured by assumptions about class, occupation and skill, but this volume explicitly examines the way in which whiteness and imperial relationships continue to shape the migration experiences of Euro-American skilled migrants as they seek out new places to live and work. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Expatriates in Japanese Firms

Expatriates in Japanese Firms
Author: Chie Yorozu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2022-04-22
ISBN: 100057699X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expatriates in Japanese Firms Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the experiences of foreign employees working in Japanese firms, this book identifies the trends and realities facing both expatriates and firms in the current landscape of the Japanese labour market. By utilising interview data from both expatriates and Japanese HR staff, this study identifies the fact that self-initiated expatriates often do not remain in Japanese firms for long and highlights the main factors that influence their decisions to leave; including difficulty adjusting to Japan’s lifetime employment system, seniority-based pay, and the prevalence of unpaid overtime. The book reveals that whilst Japanese firms are adjusting to improve the retention of foreign employees, there remains a clear expectation gap between the two sides. Moreover, it outlines further potential adjustments that could be implemented to reduce the turnover rate of expatriates and create a more harmonious workplace both for expatriates and for local employees. This is an urgent challenge for Japan as it faces labour shortages. Featuring an in-depth exploration of first-hand experiences from direct testimonies of expatriates in Japanese firms, this book will be a valuable resource for academics and students of Japanese studies, human resource management, and organisation studies.

The Changing Face of Multinationals in South East Asia

The Changing Face of Multinationals in South East Asia
Author: Tim Andrews,Bryan J. Baldwin,Nartnalin Chompusri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134508166
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Face of Multinationals in South East Asia Book Excerpt:

This book examines how and why corporate strategy, structure and culture is continuing to change markedly in South East Asia. Among the issues that have forced widespread changes in the region are the economic meltdown, the growth in electronic technology, regional market integration, changing levels of education, business process standardisation and transparency measures, the rise in 'corporate governance' and political developments among the targeted countries. Specifically, this book discusses the changing nature of MNC business culture, strategy and practice in the ASEAN regional trading bloc. This comprises Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. This book provides a rich and detailed account of how and why these organisations are evolving and restructuring in the post-economic crisis era. Multiple, in-depth case-studies are incorporated from the point of view of participants.

Managing Expatriates in China

Managing Expatriates in China
Author: Ling Eleanor Zhang,Anne-Wil Harzing,Shea Xuejiao Fan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN: 113748909X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Expatriates in China Book Excerpt:

Providing fresh perspectives on managing expatriates in the changing host country of China, this book investigates expatriate management from a language and identity angle. The authors’ multilingual and multicultural backgrounds allow them to offer a solid view on the best practices towards managing diverse groups of expatriates, including Western, Indian, and ethnic Chinese employees. With carefully considered analysis which incorporates micro and macro perspectives, together with indigenous Chinese and Western viewpoints, this book explores topics that include the importance of the host country language, expatriate adjustment, ethnic identity confirmation, acceptance and identity. The book presents a longitudinal yet contemporary snapshot of the language, culture, and identity realities that multinational corporation subsidiary employees are facing in China in the present decade (2006-2016). It will thus be an invaluable resource for International Management scholars, those involved in HRM and other practitioners, as well as business school lecturers and students with a strong interest in China.

Se Asia Vietnam

Se Asia Vietnam
Author: T. K. Marks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2016-12-26
ISBN: 9781542830362
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Se Asia Vietnam Book Excerpt:

For anyone who has ever thought of travelling to Southeast Asia, or just leaving the bubble that's North America or Western Europe, this book is for you. This book is also for those who think that western countries are the only place in the world with amenities befitting a prince or princess lifestyle. Prepare to open your eyes... You've never been more wrong. Of course there is Vietnam! Consider the fact that Vietnam has one of the most DYNAMIC environments in the entire world. There something here for EVERYONE, no matter your tastes. Nice weather, cuisine, accommodation, nightlife... You just name it, Vietnam has got it. With cost of living skyrocketing in much of the western world, future impacting events such as BREXIT and the 2016 U.S.A. Presidential Election craziness, there has never been a better time than now to become an expatriate than now. When you are ready to broaden your perspective, nothing does it better than travelling. Forget the lengthy guides often chock full of mostly useless or outdated information. This book will take you by the hand and show you the best of what Vietnam's got to offer while saving you from a lot of head-scratching and stupid mistakes that a lot of expats make when in Vietnam for the first time. So start thinking out of the box, get out from under your previous misconceptions and come explore Vietnam if you dare!

Japanese Management

Japanese Management
Author: Hitoshi Iwashita
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1315308266
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Management Book Excerpt:

This book provides a new understanding of the constellations of logics in Japanese management practices in Asia and the West. Through comparative ethnographic case studies in a Japanese multinational corporation (MNC), the book explores the cultural meanings of family, corporation, market and religion logics at each subsidiary’s site in Thailand, Taiwan, Belgium and the United States. In doing so, the book defines cultural space through an institutional logic approach. It argues that logics are culturally interpreted, which can impose a serious limitation on the institutional logic approach based on the analysis of Western society. It reveals that Japanese ‘family’ logics and Theravada Buddhism in Asia are strengthening each other and this directly supports the presupposition of amplification. It further elaborates on the ongoing constellations of logics that are continuously formed in relation to geographical contexts. The book also explains that the boundaries of organisational communities are not automatically formed by Japanese expatriates but constructed through actors’ profiles, which, in turn, raises their importance. Therefore, this book is a must-read for researchers, managers and anyone interested in Japanese MNCs.