Culture Shock of Expatriates When Working in Vietnam
Luong Nguyen, Hoang An (2011) Culture Shock of Expatriates When Working in Vietnam. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
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Due to the globalization and future vision to become an industrialized nation,Vietnam has increasingly focuses in attracting more FDI inflow by o acknowledges the inflow of expatriates by opening its market towards globalization and liberalization of trade and services .This paper reports on a study about many expatriates who are currently living and working in Vietnam. The objectives of the study are to examine the challenges faced by the expatriates in their adjustments process, how they can deal with it and how it can effect in their job performance.Semi-structured interviews were conducted within 5 male and female expatriates working in different organization and Institutions in Vietnam. The study highlighted the psychological, socio-cultural and work challenges.Adjustments were based on individual initiatives based on the psychological and mental strengths of the expatriates, combined with efforts of peer expatriates,parent firms and host organizations.
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