Intercultural Relations in Asia: Migration and Work Effectiveness

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This book showcases some of the key thematic issues reported by Asian migrants and sojourners residing abroad, as well as non-Asians living in the Far East. The diverse range and scope of the papers demonstrate the interdisciplinary, convoluted and intertwined perspectives in human transnational movement.

The book comprises four thematic sections, in Intercultural Relations and Social Integration, cross-national interactions and the notion of rootedness and nation state among individuals and their families form the nexus of discussion. On Cultural Competency in Workplace and Social Environment, the individuals and their performance in the social and corporate spheres take center stage. On one hand, both Asians and non-Asians share similar challenges across cultures, but on the other, they each reported different social and workplace dynamics as a consequence of their ethnic cultural background. In Socio-cultural Effectiveness and Emotional Adaptation, the focus gravitates toward socio-emotional adjustment of Asian and Western sojourners in cultures opposite their own. In order to appreciate the cultural and emotive dimensions, discursive examination and comparative analysis across geographic locations are needed. The last thematic category in Understanding Asian Migration in Asia, a ubiquitous challenge in Asian societies will be presented - the rural-urban labor migration movement in China.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812837868
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface ix

List of Contributors xv

Section I Intercultural Relations and Social Integration 1

1 Acculturation and Social Cohesion: Emerging Issues for Asian Immigrants in New Zealand Colleen Ward 3

2 Migrating Talent: Subsequent Mobility of Recent Asian Immigrants to and From New Zealand Elsie Ho 25

3 Immigration and Integration: The Canadian Experience John W. Berry 43

Section II Cultural Competency in the Workplace and the Social Environment 67

4 Preparing Managers for Intercultural Leadership: Application of an Economy-Based Theoretical Framework Dharm PS. Bhawuk Vijayan P. Munusamy Keith H. Sakuda 69

5 Work in Cultural Translation: Workplace Encounters in Taiwanese Firms with Western Migrant Employees Rueyling Tzeng 105

6 Sociocultural Competence for Career Success and Social Integration: The Case of Asians in Australia Anita S. Mak 127

7 "Show Me the Money!" Construct and Predictive Validation of the Intercultural Business Corruptibility Scale (IBCS) Chan-Hoong Leong Weirong Lin 151

Section III Sociocultural Effectiveness and Emotional Adaptation 177

8 A Study in Cross-cultural Adjustment: The American Community in India Kiveli Kazila Filmeridis 179

9 Expectations and Real Life: Cross-cultural Adaptation of Chinese Students in China and the Netherlands Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven Jianhua Long Wenhua Tan 215

Section IV Understanding Asian Migration in Asia 239

10 The Influence of Adult Attachment Styles on Urban Residents' Attitudes Toward Acculturation Strategies of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China Huadong Yang Lili Tian Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven 241

Index 271

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