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Title of Thesis

The Effect Of Cross Cultural Training On The Performance Of Expatriates In Business Organizations

Author(s)

Zekeriya Nas

Institute/University/Department Details
Faculty of Advanced Integrated Studies And Research / National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad
Session
2011
Subject
Human Resource Development
Number of Pages
338
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Training, Cultural, Global, Expatriates, Markets, Performance, Cross, Organizations, Effect, Business, Facilitate

Abstract
The purpose of this research study is to explore the practice of the cross cultural training before expatriates are posted on overseas assignments, and to assess the impacts of cross cultural training on the performance of expatriates.Multinational organizations need expatriates who can be representatives, ambassadors and have knowledge of coordination, integration of operations, knowledge transfer, and global managerial skills as they are investing in foreign markets to establish some subsidiaries in foreign countries.During this process, many of expatriates are not able to complete their overseas assignments.The rate of failure sometimes can reach to 85 percent.The main reasons of this high rate are culture shock, difficulties in adjustment, and so on.
A questionnaire was developed based on the theoretical framework.The samples comprising 100 expatriates were taken from different organizations; education, construction, telecommunication, and press and media were focused in particular.
The conclusion of the study has revealed that there are multi-faceted benefits of cross cultural training for expatriates working abroad.Cross cultural training can minimize culture shock, and premature return. Moreover, it can facilitate cultural adjustment, high productivity, and expatriates’ performance.The study has been delimited to the global companies operating in Pakistan.However, the majority of the organizations are established in Islamabad.

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INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background
1.2 Problem Statement
1.3 Objectives of the Research Study
1.4 Research Questions
1.5 Hypotheses
1.6 Significance of the Study

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3 2 LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Definitions
2.2 Need of Expatriates
2.3 Selection of Expatriates
2.4 Performance of Expatriates
2.5 Success of Expatriates
2.6 Expatriates’ Failure
2.7 Cross Cultural Training
2.8 Theoretical Framework

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4 3 METHODOLOGY

3.1 Research Strategy
3.2 Sample
3.3 Instrument for Data Collection
3.4 The pilot test
3.5 Data Collection
3.6 Data Analysis Process
3.7 Response rate
3.8 Reliability

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5 4 ANALYSIS OF SURVEY

4.1 Profile of the Respondents
4.2 Selection Process of Managers
4.3 Determinants of expatriates’ success
4.4 Cross Cultural Training Processes of Managers
4.5 Job Position of the Expatriates
4.6 Performance and Satisfaction
4.7 Performance / Adjustment Evaluation
4.8 Results of Reliability, Correlation and Regression Analyses

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6 5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Conclusion & Recommendations
5.2 Limitations

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