Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance: A study of western expatriates working in Thailand

Fisher, G and Hartel, C 2004, 'Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance: A study of western expatriates working in Thailand', Cross Cultural Management, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 3-15.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance: A study of western expatriates working in Thailand
Author(s) Fisher, G
Hartel, C
Year 2004
Journal name Cross Cultural Management
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 3
End page 15
Total pages 12
Publisher Barmarick Publications
Abstract The applicability of the Western model of task and contextual performance to the context of Thai and Western managers, professionals and consultants working together in Thailand is addressed in this research. The results show a clear difference in the factor structure of how Western and Thai managers perceive the importance of performance factors. Moreover, the task and contextual factor structure found for Western managers working in a Western culture did not hold for Westerners working within the Thai cultural environment. These findings provide evidence of adaptation by the Westerner to the Thai cultural environment, supporting the notion of crossvergence.
Subject International Business
DOI - identifier 10.1108/13527600410797765
ISSN 1352-7606
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