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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(2): 170-175 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2012.V2.103

The Organizational Support of Oversea Expatriates in Global Manufacturing Environment: the Case of Taiwanese Companies in Vietnam

Yi-Tzu Chung and Chenter Ho

Abstract—Due to the fierce competition globally, most of the manufacturing companies seek for low cost manufacturing resources globally to keep their competitiveness . In most of the cases, the core management team of these manufacturing factories is consisted of expatriates from other countries. The retention of these expatriate is one of the most troublesome issues in human resource management in these companies. In this paper, the effects of organizational supports on the retention of expatriates were studied. We collected information through survey of more than 50 Taiwanese companies in Vietnam and interviewed 10 executive managers who are working at Taiwanese companies in Vietnam. After analyzing the results of survey and interviews, the finding of this research are:
1. The perceived organizational supporting: expatriate trainings mostly focus on technical skills but not skills on crossing cultural barriers and other living information.
2. The perceived organizational supporting has positive effect on the oversea adjustment.
3. The oversea adjustment has positive effect to their intention to stay in Vietnam.
4. The perceived organizational supporting is showing positively influencing to their intention to stay in Vietnam. The oversea adjustment is a mediating factor between the perceived organizational supporting and their intention to stay in Vietnam.
The results of this research suggest that holistic support from the company is a key factor for expatriate to stay comfortable in Vietnam. That would also be the key to the successful business of the company in Vietnam.

Index Terms—Global manufacturing, organizational support, oversea adjustment, oversea expatriate.

Y.-T. Chung is PhD student of National Kaohsiung of Applied Sciences,Taiwan(e mail:geasy77@yahoo.com.tw).
C. Ho is with National Kaohsiung of Applied Sciences,Taiwan(e mail:hoc@cc.kuas.tw).

Cite: Yi-Tzu Chung and Chenter Ho, "The Organizational Support of Oversea Expatriates in Global Manufacturing Environment: the Case of Taiwanese Companies in Vietnam ," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 170-175, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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