Yıl 2007, Cilt 6, Sayı 3&4, Sayfalar 72 - 99 2015-12-16

Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in Malaysia

Aida Hafitah Mohd Tahir and Maimunah Ismail [1] , Maimunah Ismail [2]

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Due to globalization and vision to be an industrialized nation, Malaysia acknowledges the inflow of
expatriates into the country to meet the demands for skilled and professional manpower. This paper
reports on a study conducted among a group of expatriates in Malaysia. The objectives of the study are
to examine challenges faced by the expatriates and adjustments made to the challenges. Cultural
clashes between foreign and local values are inevitable in which expatriates experience challenges. Indepth
interviews were conducted with 20 male and female expatriates working in various firms and
institutions in Malaysia. The study highlighted the psychological, socio-cultural and work challenges.
Adjustments were based on individual initiatives based on the psychological and mental strengths of
the expatriates, combined with efforts of peer expatriates, parent firms and host organizations.

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Bibtex @ { alternatives21067, journal = {Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, eissn = {1303-5525}, address = {Yalova Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {6}, pages = {72 - 99}, doi = {}, title = {Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in Malaysia}, key = {cite}, author = {Ismail, Maimunah and Maimunah Ismail, Aida Hafitah Mohd Tahir and} }
APA Maimunah Ismail, A , Ismail, M . (2015). Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in Malaysia. Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations, 6 (3&4), 72-99. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1706/21067
MLA Maimunah Ismail, A , Ismail, M . "Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in Malaysia". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 6 (2015): 72-99 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1706/21067>
Chicago Maimunah Ismail, A , Ismail, M . "Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in Malaysia". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 6 (2015): 72-99
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