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URN etd-0025118-161217
Author WEI-HAN LAI
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Department Master of Business Administration Program in International Business
Year 2017
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Cross culture adjustment experiences of Taiwanese self-initiated expatriates (SIE) and motivation to work aboard
Date of Defense 2018-01-19
Page Count 69
Keyword
  • Culture shock
  • Taiwan's the labor market
  • self-motivation
  • Cross culture adjustment
  • self-initiated Expatriate
  • Abstract The purpose of this research is to better understand the factors influencing Taiwanese self-initiated expatriates (SIE) decision to work abroad and their cross-cultural adjustment experiences. The research consisted of two parts: an online questionnaire to understand the motivation and willingness of domestic freshmen as potential self- initiated expatriates and semi-structured interviews to understand their cross culture adjustment. 284 questionnaires and 18 qualified candidates were collected during this study.
    Findings indicate challenge, higher salary, career experiences are main motivation factors of being SIEs. A higher salary is the main factor for men than women for pursuing their career in abroad, and women have a higher willingness to become SIEs than men. SIEs usually get work from three ways: Interpersonal networks, recruitment website, participate the foreign company recruiting meeting for Taiwanese. Language proficiency was found the main factor for successful adjustments, communication with local people by using local languages can reduce unnecessary conflicts and discrimination. Weather climate was found to be the key factor for general adjustment
    Advisory Committee
  • Wang,YU-PING - chair
  • Jeng,PO-WEN - co-chair
  • Jaw,BIH-SHIAW - advisor
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  • etd-0025118-161217.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 5 year and off-campus access at 5 year.
    Date of Submission 2018-01-25

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