The cross-cultural self-preparation of Australian self-initiated expatriates for living and working in the United Kingdom and South Korea
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The globalisation of organisations has resulted in increasing expatriation. While extant research on organisationally-assigned expatriates has highlighted that organisationally provided cross-cultural training can minimise expatriate failure and challenges associated with working and living internationally, little is known about how self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) who lack such support, prepare. The current research addresses this gap in the literature by exploring the perceptions that Australian SIEs have of cross-cultural self-preparation (CCSP) for careers in South Korea or the United Kingdom; providing greater insights into the issue in nations of growing commercial importance to Australia. Drawing upon 24 semi-structured interviews, the findings are significant in highlighting: the value of cross-cultural self-preparation and differences in preparation needs based on perceived cultural distance/(dis)similarity and motivation to expatriate.
Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2014): Reshaping Management for Impact
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