Working abroad : competencies expatriates need to successfully cope with the intercultural experience

Lloyd, Shannon L., Hartel, Charmine and Youngsamart, Daungdau 2004, Working abroad : competencies expatriates need to successfully cope with the intercultural experience, Journal of doing business across borders, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 54-66.

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Title Working abroad : competencies expatriates need to successfully cope with the intercultural experience
Author(s) Lloyd, Shannon L.
Hartel, Charmine
Youngsamart, Daungdau
Journal name Journal of doing business across borders
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 54
End page 66
Publisher Newcastle Graduate School Of Business, University of Newcastle
Place of publication Callaghan, N.S.W.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1446-7933
Keyword(s) expatriate
intercultural experience
intercultural competencies
Thailand
Australia
Summary With the rapid increase in globalisation over the past two decades, an ever growing number of individuals are being expatriated overseas leading to increased contact in a business context among people from different cultural backgrounds (Zakaria, 2000). Unfortunately, there still appears to be a high incidence of expatriate failure. One of the most commonly cited factors to expatriate failure, is associated with cultural differences between the expatriate and host country nationals. In this paper, we discuss the impact that cultural differences can have on Australian expatriates in Asia and Thailand in particular and the intercultural competencies it is important for these expatriates to have to overcome these problems. Interviews with Australian expatriates and Thai nationals in Thailand, are used to provide practical examples of how the possession of these intercultural competencies will facilitate expatriates to successfully cope with the intercultural experience and reduce the likelihood of expatriate failure.
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Newcastle University (Australia)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002548

Document type: Journal Article
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