Expatriate adaptation: A fit between skills and demands among Japanese expatriates in USA

  • Yamazaki Y
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Abstract

This study investigates expatriate adaptation using a sample of Japanese expatriates in the US. For a comprehensive understanding, home managers in Japan and host managers in the US were also used. This study is unique in that it examines expatriate adaptation through an analysis of the change of a fit between 12 learning skills and the skills demands. The degree of expatriate adaptation increased in accordance with the length of the current overseas assignment tenure in the host country, along with an increase in job satisfaction. CR - Copyright © 2010 Springer

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  • Expatriate adaptation
  • Experiential learning theory
  • Japan-US business
  • Job satisfaction
  • Learning skills
  • Skills demands

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  • Yoshitaka Yamazaki

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