Category Archives: Expatriation

Expat research highlights from the European Academy of Management

Last week I attended the European Academy of Management, where a lot of interesting research on expats was presented. I would like to share some of my highlights. Supporting expats One of the findings that struck me in the presentation … Continue reading

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The future of International Human Resource Management

Recently I had the pleasure to attend the 2nd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management at Penn State University in State College. In this post I would like to talk about some of the opportunities and challenges for the … Continue reading

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Developing a high quality intercultural relationship: expatriates and their local host

In my Ph.D. thesis In Touch with the Dutch I looked at the impact of a local host on the success of the expatriate assignment. My first research question focused on the impact of a local host on adjustment, performance, … Continue reading

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Learning Danish: ’No cow on the ice?’

Some say that Danish is one of the most difficult languages to learn. While I think that also depends on what your native language is (it is a lot more difficult for my Chinese friend than for me), research shows … Continue reading

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One year in Denmark

It has now been more than a year since I moved to Denmark, and I have been enjoying it thoroughly. I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked about my own experiences living abroad, but I guess … Continue reading

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Working in Malaysia: some first impressions

Last week I had the privilege to interview eleven expats from different nationalities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These interviews were part of a study I am conducting together with three colleagues about the Host Country National Liaison Model. Our aim … Continue reading

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Working with Malaysians: what are your experiences?

Working as an expat has always been full of challenges. An important aspect is dealing with the host culture because cultural differences and local ways of working can have a significant impact on the success of the expat assignment. We … Continue reading

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