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Thesis

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Renee Everaert

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Reassessing existing literature through China's diversity and cultural intelligence
The effects of cultural novelty on expatriate adjustment in China
LITERATURE
METHODOLOGY
RESULTS
DISCUSSION
My mother, brother and I
Hong Kong; 1993
INTRODUCTION
Earley, P.C and Ang, S. (2003). Cultural intelligence: individual interactions across cultures. Stanford: Stanford Business Books.
Caligiuri, P.M.(2000). The big five personality characteristics as predictors of expatriate’s desire to terminate the assignment and supervisor-rated performance. Personnel Psychology, 531, 67-88.
Flaspoller, B. (2007). Cultural Intelligence and Adaptation: The impact of the anticipated tenure of a cross-cultural assignment
Zimmermann, A., Holman, D. and Sparrow, P. (2003). Unraveling adjustment mechanisms. International journal of cross cultural management. 3/1, 45-66.
Van Vianen, A.E.M , Kristof-brown, A.L. and Johnson E.C. (2004). Fitting in: Surface- and deep-level cultural differences and expatriates’adjustment. Academy of Management Journal. Vol 47. No.3. 697-709
Black, J.S., Mendenhall, M. and Oddou, G. (1991). Toward a comprehensive model of international adjustment: An integration of multiple theoretical persmpectives. Academy of Management Review, 16: 291-317.
Church, A. (1982). ‘Sojourner Adjustment’. Psychological Bulletin, 91(3): 540: 77
Liu, X., Shaffer, M.A. An Investigation of Expatriate Adjustment and Performance
A Social Capital Perspective. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. vol. 5 no. 3 235-254
Oberg, K. (1960), Culture Shock: Adjustment to new cultural environment. Practical anthropologist, 7: 177-182.
74 effective respondents
11 western nationalities
15 chinese cities of residence

Cultural novelty: Selmer (2006)
Expatriate adjustment: Black (1988)
Cultural intelligence: Earley & Ang ( 2003)
FACTOR ANALYSIS
CONCEPTUAL MODEL
HYPOTHESES SUMMARY
cultural novelty
cultural intelligence
expatriate adjustment
1 component
as suspected
4 components
as suspected
3 to 4 components
3 was suspected
HYPOTHESES TESTING
CULTURAL NOVELTY
High cultural novelty
For example:



Dutch to Chinese
Low cultural novelty
For example:



Singaporean to Chinese
EXPATRIATE ADJUSTMENT
negatively influences
Could not be proven before (Selmer; 2006)
We reassess this study using two key concepts
Taking in account diversity inside China
Taking in account the personality of the expatriate
CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE
Low
High
THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS
PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
Cultural novelty negatively influences
Expatriate Adjustment
DOGMA
(Torbiorn, 1982)
(Black et al., 1991)
(Church, 1982)
(Hofstede, 1980)
(Bandura, 1977)
(Black & Stephens, 1989)
(Van Vianen, 2004)
ANOMALIES
(Brewster, 1995)
(Selmer, 2006)
(O' Grady & Lane,
1996)
(Selmer, 2002)
(Everaert, 2013)
Direct Support
Behavioral CQ is the key to overcome cultural novelty during expatriate adjustment.
The traditionally valued Cognitive CQ only inhibits the process of expatriate adjustment in highly novel cultures
Badly Adjusted
Well Adjusted
Consciousness of dissimilarities
Excused from improper behavior
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