Liaising with Malaysians

Expatriate experiences with the liaison role

Marian van Bakel, Torben Andersen

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Resumé

The present paper focuses on the Host Country National Liaison (HCNL) role. Through an exploratory study, including eleven interviews with both company-sent and self-initiated expatriates in Malaysia, experiences with the HCNL role model are mapped. All five role components: cultural interpreter, communication manager, information resource broker, talent manager, and internal change agent were recognized. The role is not tied to a single individual, to a particular host country national employee or manager. A variety of actors deliver different role components - some were even undertaken by fellow expatriates. Our paper has various contributions. First, it is the first empirical examination of the HCNL-role, what its components are and how the corresponding behavioral functions work. Second, it further develops the HCNL-model by discussing several challenges to the model that emerge from practice. Third, it offers a deeper examination of the working relations between Western expatriates and Malaysian host country nationals.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2017
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management - St Johns University, New York, USA
Varighed: 18. maj 201720. maj 2017
Konferencens nummer: 3
http://ler.la.psu.edu/cihrs/IHRMconference

Konference

Konference3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management
Nummer3
LokationSt Johns University
LandUSA
ByNew York
Periode18/05/201720/05/2017
Internetadresse

Fingeraftryk

Host country nationals
Expatriates
Managers
Broker
Self-initiated expatriates
Role model
Employees
Information resources
Malaysia
Exploratory study
Communication

Citer dette

van Bakel, M., & Andersen, T. (2017). Liaising with Malaysians: Expatriate experiences with the liaison role. Afhandling præsenteret på 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.
van Bakel, Marian ; Andersen, Torben. / Liaising with Malaysians : Expatriate experiences with the liaison role. Afhandling præsenteret på 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.
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Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

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