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Expatriates in Asia: breaking free from the colonial paradigm

Author: Hipsher, Scott A. Series: Chandos Asian studies series: contemporary issues and trends Publisher: Chandos Publishing, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 207 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781843344223Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Breaking Free from the Colonial Paradigm Contents List of figures About the author List of acronyms ix xi xiii Expatriates in Asia: 1 The colonial paradigm Creation and development of the colonial paradigm in Asia Influence of classical colonial literature Modern reinforcement of the colonial paradigm Problems created by the colonial paradigm The expatriate experience 2 Current expatriate practices and assumptions Academic literature and the colonial paradigm Current expatriate human resources practices Academic literature on selection and training of expatriates Academic literature on expatriate support and adjustment Academic literature on expatriate repatriation Overview of the academic expatriate literature 3 Need for a paradigm shift Changing economic patterns Changing trade patterns Changing patterns of education and technological expertise Changing nature of work 4 Making the paradigm shift Understanding your own culture Understanding the overlapping cultures people live in 1 3 8 12 15 18 23 23 28 31 37 39 41 43 45 52 54 56 63 63 68 The importance of the study of foreign languages Removing cultural benchmarks and a three-level conceptual framework 5 The nature of the business environment within Asia Entrepreneurial orientation as opposed to corporate orientation Scale of business enterprises in Asia Legal and political environment and effects on business practices in Asia Labor relations in Asia HR management practices in Asia 6 Asian dimensions of culture Individualism versus collectivism Power distance Uncertainty avoidance Masculinity versus femininity Long-term versus short-term orientation Culturally based business practices 7 Stories from the front lines: experiences of expatriates working in Asia Dan from New Zealand Heather from America Malcolm from the UK Carrie from Canada Jennifer from Canada Scott from the USA 8 Working in individual countries China Japan Thailand Cambodia 71 74 81 81 88 90 92 93 99 104 106 109 111 112 112 117 117 119 121 123 125 127 131 131 136 139 143 9 Expatriate HR management under the new paradigm Recruitment and selection Training Management, support and development of expatriates Re-entry Conclusion 10 The future of expatriate workers The virtual expatriate Increased globalization or isolation? Asian expatriates Final thoughts and conclusion References Index 147 148 152 155 159 161 163 163 165 167 169 173 203

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