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URN etd-0530115-234115
Author Keng-hui Jen
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Department Master of Business Administration Program in International Business
Year 2014
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title The Exploration of Taiwanese Self-initiated Expatriates' Cross-cultural Adjustment in Tokyo, Japan
Date of Defense 2015-06-08
Page Count 95
Keyword
  • National Culture
  • Cross-cultural adjustment
  • Self-initiated expatriates
  • Japanese culture
  • Japan
  • Abstract Japanese companies are starting to rethink the conventional Japanese way of recruiting and trying to implement new tactics instead, due to the pressure of growing globalized environment and the shrinking home market in recent years. Some of the leading companies are actively seeking to recruit new employees from all over the world in order to develop a more flexible and international workplace. Because of this trend and phenomenon, more and more Taiwanese workers have individually decided to live and work in Japan.
    The purpose of this research was to better understand the new phenomenon happening between Taiwan and Japan, and the contextual account of factors influencing Taiwanese self-initiated expatriates (SIE) who make their own decision to move and work abroad by interviewing their cross-cultural adjustment experiences. During the course of the qualitative research, the researcher conducted semi-structured interviews with 10 qualified candidates who had at least 3 months working experiences. The research findings are shown below:
    1. Because the level of Japanese language proficiency among Taiwanese SIE is well above average, the adjustment in general is “well adjusted”.
    2. The culture of “tatemae and honne" and negative attitudes toward foreigners has a negative impact on interaction with Japanese people.
    3. Japanese people who have had prior overseas experience or intimate contact with Taiwanese has a positive impact on interaction adjustment.
    4. The Japanese national culture of uncertainty avoidance, masculinity and power distance has a negative impact on SIE’s work adjustment.
    5. The SIE who had previous Japanese company- related working experiences has a positive impact on cross-cultural adjustment.
    6. The SIE who had a regional interest in Japanese culture is well adjusted in interacting with Japanese people.
    7. The SIE’s motivation has a positive impact on related cross-cultural adjustment.
    Advisory Committee
  • Yu-Ping Wang - chair
  • Po-Wen Jeng - co-chair
  • Bih-Shiaw Jaw - advisor
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  • Indicate in-campus at 1 year and off-campus access at 2 year.
    Date of Submission 2015-07-01

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