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 of Management Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 1, 1991