Mentoring expatriates in transnational companies: From ethnocentric to cross-cultural communication

Zaza Nadja Lee Hansen, Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the research of mentoring based on a literature review and an empirical study of mentoring expatriates in three transnational companies based in Denmark. The findings indicate that ethnocentrism in the home-company is a main constraint for cross-cultural learning mediated by the expatriates. It is suggested that the HR department should maintain certain specialist tasks while the personal and relational mentoring should be conducted by experienced and motivated individuals supported and recognized, but not controlled, by the HR department.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 15th Annual European Academy of Management Conference 2015
    PublisherAcademy of Management
    Publication date2015
    Article numberPaper ID : 1119
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event15th Annual Conference on the European Academy of Management - Warsaw, Poland
    Duration: 17 Jun 201520 Jun 2015
    Conference number: 15

    Conference

    Conference15th Annual Conference on the European Academy of Management
    Number15
    CountryPoland
    CityWarsaw
    Period17/06/201520/06/2015

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