Managing Expatriates in China: A Language and Identity Perspective

Ling Zhang, Anne-Wil Harzing, Shea X. Fan

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Abstract

Providing fresh perspectives on managing expatriates in the changing host country of China, this book investigates expatriate management from a language and identity angle. The authors’ multilingual and multicultural backgrounds allow them to offer a solid view on the best practices towards managing diverse groups of expatriates, including Western, Indian, and ethnic Chinese employees.

With carefully considered analysis which incorporates micro and macro perspectives, together with indigenous Chinese and Western viewpoints, this book explores topics that include the importance of the host country language, expatriate adjustment, ethnic identity confirmation, acceptance and identity.

The book presents a longitudinal yet contemporary snapshot of the language, culture, and identity realities that multinational corporation subsidiary employees are facing in China in the present decade (2006-2016). It will thus be an invaluable resource for International Management scholars, those involved in HRM and other practitioners, as well as business school lecturers and students with a strong interest in China.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)978-1137489074
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Zhang, Ling ; Harzing, Anne-Wil ; Fan, Shea X. / Managing Expatriates in China : A Language and Identity Perspective. London : Palgrave, 2017. 288 p.
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London : Palgrave, 2017. 288 p.

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