Cross‐cultural adjustment strategies of Japanese spouses in Silicon Valley

Roblyn Simeon (College of Business, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA,)
Keiko Fujiu (Consultant, San Francisco, California, USA)

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Studies have reported a strong correlation between expatriate failure and spouse adjustment in foreign assignments. Since Japanese firms have been relatively successful at minimizing executive failure rates, we examined the pre‐departure preparation and attitudes of Japanese spouses in the Silicon Valley area. Factor analysis and regression were used to test a number of hypotheses. Our study found that pre‐departure activities and attitudes had a significant effect on the post‐arrival adjustment of the spouses. We also found that Japanese spouses were able to take advantage of both personal and non‐personal sources at home and abroad for effective information gathering.

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Simeon, R. and Fujiu, K. (2000), "Cross‐cultural adjustment strategies of Japanese spouses in Silicon Valley", Employee Relations, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 594-611. https://doi.org/10.1108/01425450010379216

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MCB UP Ltd

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