Sustaining and Developing: The Cross-Cultural Management Effectiveness of Australian and Singaporean Expatriates

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Title Sustaining and Developing: The Cross-Cultural Management Effectiveness of Australian and Singaporean Expatriates
Author Woods, Peter Robert; Barker, Michelle Carmel
Journal Name The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
Editor Galla, A., Kalantzis, M.
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract This study aimed to identify sustainable development practices for developing cross-cultural management effectiveness in Australian and Singaporean expatriate managers. Australian managers continue to be rated poorly in cross-cultural effectiveness by Asian business executives, and Singaporean expatriates have experienced cross-cultural ineffectiveness business interactions in China and elsewhere. Human resource development programs in cross-cultural management are infrequently utilised by Australian and Singaporean companies, being largely seen by these companies as a low business priority. Research examining the quality of relevant human resource development practices from the perspectives of 51 Australian expatriate managers in Singapore, Singaporean expatriate managers in Australia, and relevant HR professionals is described. Proposals for improved human resource development practices are critically examined, focussing on in-post training, the rise of coaching and mentoring, the development of socio-cultural competencies, and the development of culturally divergent management skills.
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Volume 2
Issue Number 7
Page from 13
Page to 28
ISSN 1832-2077
Date Accessioned 2008-03-04
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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