Tag Archive: Adjustment

Highlights from the European Academy of Management (2016)

Early June I attended the European Academy of Management in Paris. While Paris was covered by an unmovable grey sky and the Seine was slowly rising to new heights, we were up to our ears in a very interesting Expatriate Management Track – one of the standing tracks of this conference, organized by prof. Jan …

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Participate in a new study on expat adjustment!

Reblogged from ExpatResearch.com While we know that expatriation is an increasingly frequent practice due to globalization and opportunities for international business activity, there is still much to learn about how expatriates adapt to their new environments and the thinking styles that support their adjustment. This study is intended to help us gain a clearer picture …

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Impact of a local host on adjustment and performance

My first article about my PhD research appeared in 2011 and was about the impact of a local host on adjustment and performance. While you can find my PhD or a summary of the findings (both in English and Dutch) on this blog, I thought it would make the findings of the research more accessible …

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Ibasho – a place to be

The past months I have been often thinking of the Japanse concept Ibasho. I came across it for the first time a few years ago, in an academic article investigating the importance of this concept for expatriate spouse adjustment (1). What is Ibasho? Ibasho literally means ‘a place to be’, and the authors of that …

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Being an expat in the Netherlands – a cultural piece of cake?

Cultural differences are one of the major sources of complications during an international assignment. This is also the case when expatriates are sent to nearby countries, for example within Europe. Much research focuses on expatriates who are on assignment in countries obviously different from their own – for example Americans in Japan, or the other …

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