Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance : a study of western expatriates working in Thailand

Fisher, G. and Hartel, Charmine 2004, Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance : a study of western expatriates working in Thailand, Cross cultural management, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 3-15.

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Title Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance : a study of western expatriates working in Thailand
Author(s) Fisher, G.
Hartel, Charmine
Journal name Cross cultural management
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 3
End page 15
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication West Yorkshire, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1352-7606
1758-6089
Keyword(s) Cultural diversity
performance factors
Thailand
Summary The applicability of the Western model of task and contextual performance to the context of Thai and Western managers, professionals and consultants working together in Thailand is addressed in this research. The results show a clear difference in the factor structure of how Western and Thai managers perceive the importance of performance factors. Moreover, the task and contextual factor structure found for Western managers working in a Western culture did not hold for Westerners working within the Thai cultural environment. These findings provide evidence of adaptation by the Westerner to the Thai cultural environment, supporting the notion of crossvergence.
Language eng
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008665

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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