Transnational Organizations and Cross-Cultural Workplaces

Authors: Shimoda, Yukimi

Free Preview
  • First book-length ethnographic study to focus on Asian expatriate employees working in an Asian country
  • Challenges the superficial image of the expatriate “bubble” separated from host societies, which is the dominant view in the social science literature
  • Addresses an under-explored side of transnational movements and their consequence by highlighting the formation of transnational connections between expatriate and host national employees, within and beyond host societies
  • Brings host national employees, an invisible element in business studies in general, firmly and squarely into analysis
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52212-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52211-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 109,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 24, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-70577-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This work explores everyday face-to-face interactions between expatriate and host national employees in cross-cultural offices of transnational organizations and corporations. Applying the concepts of cosmopolitanism, social capital, and network theory, the book highlights both “closure” and “openness” in interpersonal interactions thus presenting more nuanced ways of understanding employees’ transnational business/social connections. It also offers useful suggestions, such as the importance of developing a sense of respect for each other, for those who work in transnational office environments in both home and host societies. The author based her findings on one year of intensive fieldwork in Indonesia, which provides an intimate look at the transnational relationships between Japanese expatriate employees and Indonesian host national co-workers. Social science and international business scholars will embrace this ethnographic study of the relationships formed by these professional migrations.

About the authors

Yukimi Shimoda is a Research Fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, Japan, and Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. Her research interests include mobility, cross-cultural interaction, transnational connection, migration, networks, and inclusive business.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52212-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52211-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 109,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 24, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-70577-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Organizations and Cross-Cultural Workplaces
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52212-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52212-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52211-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70577-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 294
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Topics