Doing business in global arena : an examination of the relationship between cultural intelligence and cross-cultural adjustment

Raduan Che Rose, and Subramaniam Sri Ramalu, and Jegak Uli, and Naresh Kumar, (2010) Doing business in global arena : an examination of the relationship between cultural intelligence and cross-cultural adjustment. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 15 (1). pp. 79-97. ISSN 2180-4184

Official URL: http://web.usm.my/aamj/15.1.2010/AAMJ_15.1.5.pdf

Abstract

The study examines the relationship between cultural intelligence (CQ) and crosscultural adjustment (CCA) using a field study of 332 expatriates in Malaysia. The findings of this study reveal that CQ is a vital cross-cultural competency that facilitates expatriates CCA in international assignment. Specifically, the result of this study reveals that greater general adjustment is related to greater motivational and meta-cognitive CQ. The more successful interaction adjustment is associated with greater motivational, metacognitive and cognitive CQ. Greater work adjustment is related to greater motivational CQ. Motivational component of CQ is the only dimensions of CQ that is significantly related to all three dimensions of CCA. The findings of this study have significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the cross-cultural management field as well as practical implication to expatriating firms especially in the area of selection and hiring of international candidates.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Cultural intelligence - Cross-cultural adjustment - Expatriate
Faculty: Chancellory
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 17:32
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 10:51
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/443

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