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Factors Influencing Expatriates Adaptation in Host Site at Intel

Chandrakala, Ramu (2011) Factors Influencing Expatriates Adaptation in Host Site at Intel. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

International assignments are increasingly important for Multinational companies, Intel sending employees on relocation for product transfer and for training purpose. It is important for the management to understand how the employees being adapting to the host environment. This research aim to explore the relationship between the independent variable that is cross cultural adjustment and dependent variables are job satisfaction, family factor and cultural training. The research involved Penang Design Centre employees, most of the survey questions being sent through internal mail, email and fax. A total of 130 survey questions were distributed to respondents. Only 104 sets of questionnaires had been received. Hypotheses testing method were employed and questionnaire with five point Likert scale was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed through Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis. The results shown those three hypotheses that were developed in this research are accepted. The results from multiple regression analysis suggest that the more tailored and relevant cultural training the more expectation were met. Recommendations, limitations and future research were offered in this research. The results from this study encourage management to develop programmes that will ensure expatriate have realistic expectations prior to their global assignments

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Expatriates Adaptation, Host Site, Intel
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:07
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2612

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