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Subject/Keyword
CSR
acculturation
returnee entrepreneurship
organizational scholarship
organizational commitment
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Han, Qin
Supervisor and department
Jennings, Jennifer (Faculty of Business)
Examining committee member and department
Liu, Runjuan (Faculty of Business)
Gellatly, Ian (Faculty of Business)
Department
Faculty of Business
Specialization
Strategic Management and Organization
Date accepted
2017-03-08T08:58:14Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
The overarching objective of this dissertation is to offer a more comprehensive and profound understanding of how the concept of acculturation can be applied within scholarship on organizations. Through processes of acculturation, individuals experience affective, behavioural, and cognitive changes. Indeed, acculturation can influence values, ideology, and beliefs that are usually very difficult to change. Under the influence of foreign culture, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees can make different decisions and exhibit different behaviours than their peers without such influence—decisions and behaviours that may have profound effects on their organizations. Currently, however, the concept of acculturation has limited presence in the organizational literature. This is surprising because many outcome variables pertinent to organizations and their members seem to be naturally connected with the concept of acculturation, particularly in this era of global integration. Combined, the three studies in my dissertation expand scholarship at the acculturation-management nexus in two key ways. The first is by introducing new theoretical constructs to help address important conceptual and methodological limitations evident in extant research. The second is by empirically investigating the effects of different acculturation experiences on outcome variables of interest to organizational scholars; specifically, corporate social responsibility/performance at the firm level and organizational commitment at the individual level. My work also possesses notable practical implications for human resource management, immigration policy-making, and the selection of international or exchange students.
Language
English
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doi:10.7939/R3V11VZ1Q
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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