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dc.contributor.advisorFrontera-Agenjo, José A.
dc.contributor.authorHernández-Martínez, María G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-26T17:46:31Z
dc.date.available2018-01-26T17:46:31Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/165
dc.description.abstractThis investigation presents a critical and comparative analysis of the different types of transcultural training offered by four companies in Puerto Rico, when employees and their families are sent abroad. The organizations under study were: Cordis LLC., Microsoft, Integra Neurosciences, and Caribbean Forms Manufacturer. The main purpose was to define if the Human Resources Department of each organization identifies the need to develop and provide transcultural training to the expatriate and their family, to ensure the international assignment’s success. For this reason, several expatriates of those organizations were interviewed as well as the Human Resources Managers. According to the obtained results, the majority of the Human Resources Managers thinks the transcultural trainings, not only reduce the international assignment’s failure, but also facilitate the expatriates and their family’s adaptability to the new culture. However, just two of the companies under study develop and provide transcultural training to their expatriates before the international assignment begins. Regardless the expatriate received or not transcultural training, all the employees were successful in their international assignments. This might be a product of different factors, such as the cultural differences between the local country and the host country. In general, it can be inferred that the vast majority of the organizations in Puerto Rico utilizes the international assignments in a very limited way. Those companies that do utilize them as a strategy or competitive advantage do not have structured training systems to ensure and warranty the expatriates and their family’s adaptation to the new culture.
dc.description.abstractEsta investigación presenta un análisis crítico y comparativo de los diferentes adiestramientos transculturales ofrecidos por cuatro compañías en Puerto Rico, al momento de asignar a un empleado y su familia al extranjero. Las organizaciones bajo estudio fueron: Cordis LLC., Microsoft, Integra Neurosciences y Caribbean Manufacturer. El propósito principal fue definir si el Departamento de Recursos Humanos de cada organización identifica la necesidad de desarrollar y proveer adiestramiento transcultural al expatriado y su familia para asegurar el éxito de la asignación internacional. Por esta razón, varios expatriados y Gerentes de Recursos Humanos, de las organizaciones antes mencionadas, fueron entrevistados. De acuerdo a los resultados obtenidos, la mayoría de los Gerentes de Recursos Humanos piensa que los adiestramientos transculturales no sólo reducen la probabilidad de fracaso de las asignaciones internacionales, si no que también facilitan la adaptación del expatriado y su familia a la nueva cultura. Sin embargo, sólo dos de las compañías bajo investigación desarrollan y proveen adiestramientos transculturales a sus expatriados, previo a la asignación. Independientemente que los expatriados recibieron o no adiestramiento, todos fueron exitosos en sus respectivas asignaciones. Esto es producto de diferentes factores, como es la diferencia cultural existente entre el país de origen y el país anfitrión. En general, se puede inferir que la gran mayoría de las organizaciones en Puerto Rico utilizan las asignaciones internacionales de una manera muy limitada. Aquellas que si las utilizan como estrategia o ventaja competitiva, no cuentan con sistemas estructurados de adiestramiento para asegurar y garantizar la adaptación del expatriado y su familia a la nueva cultura y ser exitosos.
dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.subjectTranscultural trainingen_US
dc.subjectHuman Resourcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployees--Training ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployees--Relocationen_US
dc.title¿Son los adiestramientos transculturales indicadores del éxito o fracaso para la adaptación de los expatriados?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2010 María Gabriela Hernández Martínezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeOrtiz Rodríguez, Rosario de los A.
dc.contributor.committeeRamírez Seda, Salvador
dc.contributor.representativeGonzález Cruz, Michael
thesis.degree.levelM.B.A.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOrganizational Studies-Human Resourcesen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Business Administrationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Business Administrationen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2010en_US


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