International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part K (2015)
Cross cultural training in modern organisations: An empirical study
H Waseeha Firdose and Dr. K Ramachandra
Increasing economic globalization has urged the expansion of multinational corporations (MNCs) and has multiplied the numbers of the human capital moving across the globe. In order to maintain and enhance their global competitiveness, the MNCs rely on finding the right people who can effectively manage and operate their overseas businesses (Dowling & Welch, 2005). However, expatriate assignments are not always successful, and failure ranges from 16% to 40% (Tung, 1981, Black, 1988; Employee Benefit Plan Review, 2001). Working in a culturally different environment is always a challenge, so it is not surprising that the lack of cultural knowledge and language ability, as well as a difficulty to adjust to the local culture, are major factors contributing to expatriate failure (Briscoe & Schuler; 2004; Dowling & Welch, 2005).
The present study is an exploratory study of the Cross Cultural Training in modern organisations by administering sample executive and non-executive respondents.
How to cite this article:
H Waseeha Firdose and Dr. K Ramachandra. Cross cultural training in modern organisations: An empirical study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 746-749.