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Author Zamor, Caroline
Title Intercultural trainings for German expatriates going to China
Imprint Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag, 2008
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Edition 1st ed
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Note Intro -- Caroline Zamor: Intercultural trainings for German expatriates going to China -- Table of Contents -- Table of figures -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The China business environment -- 2.1 Economic Data -- 2.2 Chinese culture -- 2.3 China as a textile market -- 2.4 The Chinese and German economic relations -- 3 Culture -- 3.1 Basic considerations about culture -- 4 The preparation of German employees for a business trip toChina -- 4.1 The reasons why companies send their employees abroadand the motivation factors from the employees' point of view -- 4.2 Selection process and selection criteria -- 4.3 The intercultural learning process -- 4.4 Intercultural trainings - an overview -- 4.5 Evaluation of an employment abroad and an interculturaltraining -- 5 Different suppliers of intercultural trainings -- 5.1 SinaLingua -- 5.2 IFIM - Institute for intercultural management -- 6 Empiric study about the preparation of German employeesin the textile and clothing industry and the comparison withother industries -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 The results of the investigation -- 6.3 Analysis -- 7 Concept for an intercultural preparation of an expatriation -- 8 Summary -- 9 Bibliography -- 10 Appendix
The increasing international interconnection of the world's economics has the consequence that more and more German employees have to stay abroad for a longer time.The south-east Asian and especially the Chinese economic environment are gaining a bigger and bigger role - also for the German textile market due to a strong economic growth, the low wage level. Especially in the manufacturing branch this is an important decision factor - at approximately ? 0, 32 per hour and the size of a potential market. The low wage level will not rise in the near future but the fact that China's economic importance is growing requires a new kind of approach to enter the market in any kind of way. Since Germany is a country with only few raw materials the requirements of manpower have changed. During the last years the persons in the responsible departments became aware that China does require special skills regarding management, communication and intercultural interactions. A relatively new area of research has become more and more important for the human resource departments in German companies: the intercultural preparation of employees and expatriates who are the ones that fill the key positions for the exchange of information between the parent company and the office abroad. For a successful expatriation a profound preparation regarding intercultural communication and behaviour is needed. The better the preparation the better will be the expatriation for the company and the expatriate. A failed dispatch abroad can cost the company approximately ? 125.000, - per employment. Furthermore the consequences for the expatriate can also be disastrous: social and professional decline and e.g. depression.This work has the aim to answer the following questions: How does well designed training programs look like? What kind of possibilities do exist? Who does offer
intercultural training in Germany? How are employees in German textile and clothing companies prepared in practice compared to other industries? Is the investment in intercultural training useful, efficient and worth it?
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Link Print version: Zamor, Caroline Intercultural trainings for German expatriates going to China Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag,c2008 9783868150285
Subject Cross-cultural orientation -- China.;Intercultural communication
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