Challenges facing the expatriate manager in China
- Conclusions and recommendations
This report aims at giving the readers an overview of the main cultural and communication differences between Norway and China. It focuses on business relationships. This report will help DrillCo AS with executable recommendations and valuable advices to face all challenges that will emerge in penetrating the Chinese market and sets forth factors that are critical for success in China. As a result of the tremendous economic growth and liberalization of the past 30 years, China has become an attractive market for foreign companies, leading many to travel the road to China. The success of international ventures depends crucially on the performance of key expatriate personnel. These expatriates must often operate in a foreign country with little guidance from their corporate office. In view of the significant impact that expatriate decisions have on the organization, the selection and appointment of these individuals becomes very important. This paper seeks to identify the personal and situational factors associated with expatriate success in China.