Description

The Asia-Pacific region is recognized as the fastest growing economic region in the world as well as one of the most difficult places for expatriates to work. Classical literature, modern popular entertainment, as well as academic studies often create an impression of Asia in the West which can encourage the formation of a set of expectations about working in Asia that hinder the expatriate adjustment process. This book provides conceptual frameworks as well as practical advice on working in the exciting and challenging environments found in the dynamic and diverse continent of Asia.

Key Features

  • Identifies and describes the Colonial Paradigm and how it affects the perceptions of Western expatriates
  • Identifies and describes the phenomenon of the independent expatriate
  • Provides case studies to illustrate both the challenges and rewards of the expatriate experience in Asia

Readership

Expatriates working in Asia, students and academics in Asian studies

Table of Contents

The colonial paradigm; Current expatriate practices and assumptions; Need for a paradigm shift; Making the paradigm shift; The nature of the business environment within Asia; Asian dimensions of culture; Stories from the front lines: experiences of expatriates working in Asia; Working in individual countries; Expatriate HR management under the new paradigm; The future of expatriate workers.

Details

No. of pages:
222
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780632469
Print ISBN:
9781843344223
Print ISBN:
9781843344216

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