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Personality and cross-cultural adjustment among expatriate assignees in Malaysia

Sri Ramalu, Subramaniam and Che Rose, Raduan and Uli, Jegak and Kumar, Naresh (2010) Personality and cross-cultural adjustment among expatriate assignees in Malaysia. International Business Research, 3 (4). pp. 96-104. ISSN 1913-9004

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of 332 expatriates working in Malaysia, personality factor found to be a significant determinant of expatriate cross-cultural adjustment in international assignments. Specifically, the results of this study reveal that expatriates in Malaysia with greater agreeableness personality fared better in their general and interaction adjustment. Those with greater extraversion found to adjust better in general environment. Those with greater conscientiousness and openness to experience adjusted better to the work environment. The findings of this study contributes to the body of knowledge in the cross-cultural management field and have practical implication to expatriating firms especially in the area of selection and training of candidates for international assignments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality, Cross-Cultural Adjustment, Expatriate
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 04:48
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 03:00

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