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Adaptation of the expatriate managers in Russia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Global job now - it is an integral part of career of a modern manager and a source of competitive advantage in global companies. Therefore, for the effective implementation of business objectives, inviting a foreign specialist becomes crucial because of the internationalization of markets, increased competition and technological development and when the local labour market is not able to provide an adequate level of managers capable to cope with the implementation of the tasks set by the company. However, the extent to which the expatriate manager is able to successfully execute his responsibilities and utilise unique skills, experience and knowledge largely depend on how well he will go through the adaptation process. Various factors influence adaptation of the foreign manager such as personal and psychological factors as well as cultural peculiarities of the specific country. This master thesis aims to research the particular specifics of the process of the expatriate managers adaptation in Russia and investigate what the characteristic features of this process exist. The broad analysis of the existing literature covering the topic of adaptation to the cross-cultural differences was conducted and served as the base for the author’s own exploratory study. The study involves 47 respondents and 16 interviewees representing different cultures and obtaining managerial positions in the companies on the territory of Russian Federation. The study confirmed that the cultural differences affect the adaptation process and revealed the specific obstacles and advantages of expatriate manager’s adaptation to Russian culture.

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2017. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
expatriate manager, adaptation, cross-cultural theory, Hofstede
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-328637DiVA: diva2:1136662
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Master Programme in Business and Management
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Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-28 Last updated: 2017-08-29Bibliographically approved

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