Culture shock

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Date: Apr. 1990
From: Training & Development Journal(Vol. 44, Issue 4)
Publisher: Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,350 words

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A survey of 40 executives conducted by Eastern Michigan University reveals that employees of firms conducting business in foreign countries should have knowledge of their host countries' social norms, technical expertise, as well as language skills. While few US firms provide training for executives to learn foreign language or cultural skills, survey respondents report that the business areas which provide good preparation for entry-level international jobs include marketing and sales, accounting, and finance. Human resources professionals who want to help executives acquire international skills should conduct a needs analysis and examine the ability of employees' families to adapt to foreign cultures.

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