A heuristic model to aid the western business people working in culturally different societies to adjust to the environment

Nooriafshar, Mehryar and Vibert, Conor (2013) A heuristic model to aid the western business people working in culturally different societies to adjust to the environment. In: 2nd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development (ESD 2013): Enterprise in Turbulent Environment, 4-5 Apr 2013 , Paris, France.

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Abstract

This paper is based on an ongoing research project that investigates the factors that contribute to successful assimilation by Western professionals in different countries. The investigation has used data collected from different case studies related to Japan and Hong Kong. Each case study deals with issues and challenges facing Western expatriates residing in these countries for the purposes of business

As part of this work, the researchers have developed, presented and tested a heuristic model for quantifying and predicting a Challenge Index for Western expatriates in Japan and Hong Kong. The index can be used to determine the level of difficulty for living and working in these countries; or comparing a given situation with others.

The findings indicate that an attempt to familiarize oneself with the basics of the local language (eg Japanese) and recognize and accept certain attitude differences would certainly contribute to a successful adaption.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2013 Varazdin development and Entrepreneurship Agency, Varazdin, Croatia and Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences, Celje, Slovenia.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 01:09
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 03:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: business; heuristic; model; expatriate
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23195

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