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Managing the Global Manager Predeparture Training and Development for German Expatriates in China and Brazil

Managing the Global Manager Predeparture Training and Development for German Expatriates in China... While foreign trade and joint ventures between Germany and thePeoples Republic of China and Brazil have grown considerably, many ofthe attempts at economic cooperation have collapsed. One majorexplanation can be attributed to cultural differences between Germanexpatriate managers and their local subordinates. Therefore predeparturetraining and development becomes more significant. This studyinvestigates the extent and significance of predeparture training anddevelopment for expatriates in China and Brazil in German companies.When, how often and which strategies are used to prepare the expatriatefor hisher assignment in an effective and efficient way It raises someimportant questions on the appropriate strategy in international humanresource management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Development Emerald Publishing

Managing the Global Manager Predeparture Training and Development for German Expatriates in China and Brazil

Journal of Management Development , Volume 10 (7): 12 – Jul 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0262-1711
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000001383
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Abstract

While foreign trade and joint ventures between Germany and thePeoples Republic of China and Brazil have grown considerably, many ofthe attempts at economic cooperation have collapsed. One majorexplanation can be attributed to cultural differences between Germanexpatriate managers and their local subordinates. Therefore predeparturetraining and development becomes more significant. This studyinvestigates the extent and significance of predeparture training anddevelopment for expatriates in China and Brazil in German companies.When, how often and which strategies are used to prepare the expatriatefor hisher assignment in an effective and efficient way It raises someimportant questions on the appropriate strategy in international humanresource management.

Journal

Journal of Management DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1991

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