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International Recruitment and Cross-cultural Adaptation: With a Focus on Organizational Culture
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this thesis is gaining a deeper knowledge on MNCs’ recruitment. The aim of our study is to explore, if there is a link between the company's recruitment process and the cultural adaptation practices in their organizations, how will the recruitment process be effective in cultural adaptation? Design methodology – we examine cases based on a qualitative research method, and primary and secondary data which designed based on interview and data collected from websites. Findings – An examination of three Universities revealed how recruitment process in four categories of factors (objectives, strategy development, activities and cross-cultural adaptation) can affect applicants interest, awareness, and organizational images that they can be effective in coordinating new employees with the goals of organizational culture after hiring. Originality/value – The thesis discusses whether recruitment process can affect effective cultural adaptation, and how it happens during recruitment process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
Recruitment process, International Recruitment, Recruitment theory, CrossCultural Adaptation, Cultural Adaptation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation theory, Organizational Culture.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14265Local ID: EXD951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14265DiVA, id: diva2:1339749
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Business administration
Educational program
International Business
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Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-07-31 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

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