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The outcomes of cross-cultural adjustment: a case of British expatriates working on international architectural, engineering and construction assignments

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dc.contributor.author Konanahalli, Ashwini
dc.contributor.author Oyedele, Lukumon O.
dc.contributor.author Spillane, John P.
dc.contributor.author Marinelli, Marina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T11:38:54Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T11:38:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7156
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this study is to investigate the consequences of cross-cultural adjustment in an under researched sample of British expatriates working on International Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) assignments. Adjustment is the primary outcome of an expatriate assignment. According to Bhaskar-Srinivas et al., (2005), Harrison et al., (2004) it is viewed to affect other work related outcomes which could eventually predict expatriate success. To address the scarcity of literature on expatriate management in the AEC sector, an exploratory design was adopted. Phase one is characterised by extensive review of extant literature, whereas phase two was qualitative exploration from British expatriates’ perspective; here seven unstructured interviews were carried out. Further, cognitive mapping analysis through Banaxia decision explorer software was conducted to develop a theoretical framework and propose various hypotheses. The findings imply that British AEC firms could sustain their already established competitive advantage in the global marketplace by acknowledging the complexity of international assignments, prioritising expatriate management and offering a well-rounded support to facilitate expatriate adjustment and ultimately achieve critical outcomes like performance, assignment completion and job satisfaction. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ARCOM: Association of Researchers in Construction Management en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, Raiden, A and Aboagye-Nimo, E (Eds.);pp. 279-288
dc.relation.uri http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=30th Annual ARCOM Conference&v=&i=&b=b&p=8419#8419
dc.rights First published by ARCOM: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=30th Annual ARCOM Conference&v=&i=&b=b&p=8365#8365
dc.subject British expatriate en_US
dc.subject adjustment en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject assignment completion en_US
dc.subject international assignments en_US
dc.title The outcomes of cross-cultural adjustment: a case of British expatriates working on international architectural, engineering and construction assignments en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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