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dc.contributor.authorHutchings, K.
dc.contributor.editorHelen de Cieri
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:21:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:21:44Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2014-06-05T03:14:10Z
dc.identifier.issn09585192
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09585190500051605
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59950
dc.description.abstractThe unprecedented internationalization of organizations in the past two decades has made the need for cross-cultural awareness, appreciation and understanding in the daily operations of international businesses increasingly prevalent. In both academic circles and the popular press much has been written about the need for individuals to be cross-culturally sensitive, adaptive and responsive when managing across national borders. One of the key aspects identified in literature as contributing towards achieving cross-cultural sensitivity of expatriates is correct selection, pre-departure and post-arrival training and in situ support for the expatriate and his/her family. The research presented in this paper examines the selection, training and support of Australian expatriates in China, a nation that has loomed large in the current and future trading and expansion plans of many Australian corporations since it opened its doors to international commerce in the late 1970?s. Based on information gathered through semi-structured interviews conducted with expatriate Australians in Shanghai in 1999 and 2001, the results of this research indicate that, while organizations are recognizing the need to employ Australians who have prior China knowledge, organizational preparation remains negligible.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom553
dc.relation.ispartofpageto566
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman resources management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4407
dc.titleKoalas in the land of the pandas: reviewing Australian expatriates’ China preparation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHutchings, Kate


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