The purpose of this paper is to explore the significance of cross‐cultural training and career attitudes for expatriation career move in the context of China, whether cross‐cultural training is perceived necessary, and the consequence of providing such cross‐cultural training.
Data were collected from 82 expatriates from a Chinese firm, some of whom were expatriated to a foreign country and others who were expatriated from foreign countries to China.
Expatriates adjusted well, and having a protean career attitude was a decisive factor. While the impact of cross‐cultural training prior to departure was not statistically significant, it was well received and considered important.
A limitation is the limited sample size. Implications are presented for conducting cross‐cultural training.
Developing cross‐cultural training programs could add value to the firm and its people.
Using a particular Chinese firm the paper highlights the value and necessity of cross‐cultural training for successful expatriation.
Qin, C. and Baruch, Y. (2010), "The impact of cross‐cultural training for expatriates in a Chinese firm", Career Development International, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 296-318. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620431011053758Download as .RIS
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