The influence of cross-cultural stable and dynamic competencies on expatriate adaptation and outcomes: the case of Taiwan

Wann Yih Wu, Tuan Anh Bui, Tuan Cong Dao

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Abstract

Purpose: This study investigates the influence of cross-cultural stable and dynamic competencies on expatriate adaptation and outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: This study surveys 10 expatriates in Taiwan and conducts qualitative analysis based on the newly collected original data. Findings: The study's results confirm that cross-cultural stable and dynamic competencies improve expatriates' cross-cultural adaptation, enhancing expatriate outcomes in cross-cultural environments. Originality/value: This study contributes to cross-cultural management research by clarifying the characteristics and action mechanisms of cross-cultural stable competencies (including cultural empathy, emotional stability, social initiative, open-mindedness and flexibility) and cross-cultural dynamic competencies (including relational skills, general self-efficacy and non-ethnocentrism) in the international business context. The study's findings suggest future research directions in the empirical investigation of the antecedents, characteristics and results of cross-cultural competencies, cross-cultural adaptation and expatriate outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural adaptation
  • Cross-cultural dynamic competence
  • Cross-cultural stable competence
  • Expatriation outcome
  • Taiwan

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