The Asia-Pacific region is recognized as the fastest growing economic region in the world as well as one of the most difficult places for expatriates to work. Classical literature, modern popular entertainment, as well as academic studies often create an impression of Asia in the West which can encourage the formation of a set of expectations about working in Asia that hinder the expatriate adjustment process. This book provides conceptual frameworks as well as practical advice on working in the exciting and challenging environments found in the dynamic and diverse continent of Asia.
- Identifies and describes the Colonial Paradigm and how it affects the perceptions of Western expatriates
- Identifies and describes the phenomenon of the independent expatriate
- Provides case studies to illustrate both the challenges and rewards of the expatriate experience in Asia