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Perceptions and Possibilities of Intercultural Adjustment: Some Neglected Characteristics of Expatriates

Mamman, Aminu and Richards, David A. (1996). Perceptions and Possibilities of Intercultural Adjustment: Some Neglected Characteristics of Expatriates. International Business Review,5(3):283-301.

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Title Perceptions and Possibilities of Intercultural Adjustment: Some Neglected Characteristics of Expatriates
Author Mamman, Aminu
Richards, David A.
Journal Name International Business Review
Publication Date 1996
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0969-5931   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0030512341
Start Page 283
End Page 301
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Field of Research 1403 - Econometrics
Abstract With the aid of a sample of 66 expatriates serving in Papua New Guinea, the present study investigates expatriates' perceptions of the relevance of aspects of their sociobiological characteristics and backgrounds to their intercultural and interaction adjustment. Generally, expatriates perceive their sociobiological backgrounds as affecting their interaction with their hosts. Cross-cultural experience and educational background are perceived as the factors having the most positive effect, while age and religion are seen as having the least effect. The study also reveals that expatriates perceive their ethnic and racial background, nationality, education and prior experience as having the greatest impact on the response they get when interacting with their hosts. Directions for future research and implications for the management of expatriates are offered.
Keywords Cross-cultural interaction
Expatriate management
Intercultural adjustment
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0969-5931(96)00011-X   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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