American Expatriates Abroad: From Neophytes to Cosmopolitans

Tung, Rosalie L.
July 1998
Journal of World Business;Summer98, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p125
Academic Journal
Based on a study of 409 expatriates on assignment to 51 countries around the world, this study examines: (1) Expatriates perceptions of the importance of international assignments to their overall career development; (2) the modes of acculturation in interacting with host country nationals: (3) the mechanisms used to cope with stress abroad; (4) attributes that facilitate interaction abroad; and (5) the relationship between performance and country difficulty. The study yielded some new trends in expatriate assignments.


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