Expatriate Essays

  • expatriate failures

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    EXPATRIATE FAILURES “The internationalization of business has proceeded at a rapid pace as the world has become a global economy.”(Mathis, Jackson 2000) This is the very reason why companies now have the need for international executives. As all aspects of a business spread worldwide, so must the employees. An expatriate by definition is a home-county national, usually an employee of the firm, who is sent abroad to manage a foreign subsidiary. (Rodrigues, 2001) A successful expatriate generally

  • The Expatriates of the 1920's

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    The Expatriates of the 1920's 1ex•pa•tri•ate- 1: to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country 2: intransitive senses: to leave one's native country to live elsewhere; also: to renounce allegiance to one's native country Merriam-Webster Dictionary Nothing before, or since has equaled the mass expatriation of the 1920's. It was as if a great draft of wind picked up these very peculiar people and dropped them off in a European life style. Europe and the rest

  • Expatriate Adjustment Essay

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    divided into four sections which are expatriate adjustment, culture novelty, previous overseas work experience, and foreign language ability. These factors were chosen as they had been thoroughly used before in studies of organizational expatriates. 2.1 Expatriate Adjustment (Dependent Variable) Expatriates are defined as individuals who relocate from one country to the other for at least one year (Littrell, Salas, Hess, Paley, & Riedel, 2006). Expatriate definition is different with short term

  • Case Study Of The Expatriate Management Of Astrazeneca

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    The case study of the Expatriate Management of the AstraZeneca organization appears to have many topics the organization has done well to include how to treat these types of employees when their work requirements take them to another country for an uncertain amount of time. There is always possible lessons learned that may not be so much for the organization but rather the employee and their quality of life when they become an expatriate. The requirements for this task may be difficult, but the

  • Culture Shock in The American Expatriate Community

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    Dealing with Culture Shock in American Expatriate Community The American expatriate community is the population of all Americans that are temporarily or permanently living outside the borders of the United States. These overseas-Americans, numbering over 6.32 million strong (Association for American Residents Overseas), confront many issues when they leave their homeland and transition to a new life in a foreign country. These issues can include dealing with the local language or trying to unravel

  • Expanding to China

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    involved in expanding business activities in China. Of specific concerns are (1) the need to identify expatriates; (2) recruit local talent to staff the business units; (3) develop those employed in the expansion project; and (4) identify and address cross-culture issues that will inevitably emerge and determine the most efficient and effective strategies for addressing the deployment of expatriates and local talent. In attempting to respond to these challenges substantial research was done, providing

  • Cross-Cultural Management and Communication

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    as fast as this resort's reputation. Jim Johnson, the 48 years old expatriate general manager originally from U.S was now facing many challenges: first, the resort hired and then failed to retain three expatriate water front directors and three expatriate food and beverage directors. Second, Johnson estimated an important increase of guest complaints. Finally, there appeared to be an increasing level of tension between expatriate and local staff members. That is why Jim Johnson had to make a move

  • The Pros And Cons Of Staffing Strategy

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    that group and cultural myopia” (Hill, 2014). A business follows the polycentric policy as it “less likely to suffer from cultural myopia since host-country managers are unlikely to make the mistakes arising from cultural misunderstandings that expatriate managers are subject to and this policy less expensive than other approaches to implement” (Hill, 2014). However, the disadvantages are it “limited opportunities for advancement, resentment may arise and a gap may form between host-coun... ..

  • Essay On Expatriation

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    Expatriation is regarded as an important part of international human resource management (IHRM) in multinational companies (MNCs). A range of research has showed that expatriation is an essential area of international business (IB). Well-adjusted expatriates have both low leave possibilities and high effectiveness (Bhaskar-Shrinivas et al., 2005; Black, Mendenhall & Oddou, 1985; Hechanova et al., 2003). Although expatriation seems to be the most expensive personnel strategy for MNCs, it is still a

  • Strategic Partnership between TCS and Xerox

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    middle of paper ... ...rrival and long terms goals. • As expatriates approach an overseas project with career appraisals in mind performance and rewards that they perceive should be cleared before hand to make them work effectively. 10. Conclusion: In this report the focus was on the international human resource management on expatriates in global context. Different functions like recruiting, training, appraisal and evaluation help expatriate defining success and measuring it. Further outlined are

  • Brunt Hotels Group as a Giant Entrepreneur

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    Globalization is one world; people from across different nations interacting and relating with each other in a way and manner that spelt speed, increase innovation, improve economy, motivate, and enrich cultural, technological, political, and social environment. An Entrepreneur is a ‘risk-taker’; He or She looks out for opportunity and uses his or her creativity and initiative to create a solution. Making a product or service that fulfill a need (gives value) at just the right time is an opportunity

  • Culture Shock

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    New York, 1997 Marx, Elisabeth: "Breaking through culture shock: what you need to succeed in international business"; London, 1999 Mendenhall, Mark E./ Kühlmann, Torsten M../ Stahl, Günther K./ Osland, Joyce S.: "Employee Development and Expatriate Assignments" in Gannon, Martin J./ Newman, Karen L. (Editors): "The Blackwell Handbook of cross-cultural management", Oxford, 2002 Simpson, J.A./ Weiner, Edmund S.C. (prepared by): "Oxford English Dictionary", 2nd edition, Oxford, 1991

  • Report On The Investigation Of West Indies Yacht Club Resort

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    top of the line sailing instruction programs. The resort staff is composed of expatriate managers and local employees. This results in cultural communication problems and arises issues on cross-cultural management for the managers. After the investigation, there are mainly four problems including the high level of expatriate turnover, the remarkable rising of the number of guest complaints, the tension between the expatriate and local staff, and finally the lack of motivation of the locals in their

  • Lost Characters in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

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    deal with or be around. Even thought he is discriminated against, he is one of the very few that inform these people of the `lost generation' exactly how worthless they are when he says to Jake "You know what's the trouble with you? You're an expatriate. One of the worst type... Nobody that ever left their own country ever wrote anything worth printing. Not even in the newspapers" (p 120) and "Hello, you bums" (p50). He literally rubs into Jake's face what kind of a waste he has become once

  • Tender Is the Night Parallels Fitzgerald’s Life

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    centered around matricide and a movie director named Francis Mularky. In this version, the protagonist Mularky befriends an expatriate group and then mentally falls apart, subsequently killing his mother. The inspiration for this character, according to Bruccoli, came from two of Fitzgerald’s friends: Theodore Chanler, a composer that shared in the over-indulgent expatriate life with F. Scott and the couples, the Murphys and the MacLeishes, and then abruptly dec... ... middle of paper ... ..

  • Repatriation Essay

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    somehow overlooked. Most literature on international human resource management (IHRM) for the most part focuses on expatriate settlement in the host country of assignment. Not as much of the required concentration has been focused on preparing expatriates for homecoming, notwithstanding the facts regarding the complexity of settling back at home and reports that nearly all expatriates are unhappy with the repatriation process. In view of the fact that the world is becoming more integrated leading

  • The Tet Offensive

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    one of these major attacks. The city of Hue was attacked by ten NVA battalions and almost completely overrun. Thousands of civilians believed to be potentially hostile to Communist control, including government officials, religious figures, and expatriate residents, were executed in what became known as the Massacre at Hue. The city was not recaptured by the US and ARVN forces until the end of February. The US and ARVN lost 482 men and the NVA around 7,500. The second major battle of the offensive

  • The Quintessential American Woman

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    The Quintessential American Woman The American woman is a mystery that has yet to be solved. She is an ever-changing poem that sparks interest in those who are unaccustomed to her mysterious ways. The American women fascinated many authors, including Henry James. To express his enthrallment, James employed his literary talent to create Daisy Miller. Daisy exudes the vast depth of the entity of the American woman, which originally captured James’ attention. John Hay, a contemporary observer of

  • Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - Lost Generation

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    and detachment reflected the attitudes of its time. In fact, the term "Lost Generation" was originally coined in a conversation by Gertrude Stein, a member of the expatriate circle in 1920's Paris. While spontaneous and meaningless when first spoken, the expression would unwittingly go on to become the label for the expatriates from the United States and England who had rejected traditional American and British conventions for the more appealing lifestyle of Left Bank, Paris. Congregating

  • West Indies Yacht Club Analysis

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    the West Indies Yacht Club Resort, many natives see expatriate workers come and go. Some of the workers are managers, yet most of them are just temporary workers during the high peak seasons like late December through early July. During the times of working together the employees would become friends, and then the expatriate workers would travel back home after the peak season to never return leaving the natives in mistrust of the expatriates. Besides two totally different cultures not trusting