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URN etd-0808112-011247
Author Kuang-Jen Huang
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Department Human Resource Management
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title The Effect of Social Tie Strength and Value Fit on Cross-cultural Knowledge Acquisition for Overseas Workers through the Mediating Role of Affect-based Trust
Date of Defense 2012-06-18
Page Count 66
Keyword
  • social network tie
  • cross-cultural adjustment
  • overseas worker
  • cultural knowledge acquisition
  • affect-based trust
  • value fit
  • Abstract This study examines the effects of social tie strength, value fit and affect-based trust of overseas workers on their cultural knowledge acquisition in foreign countries. Based on the assumption that cultural knowledge is acquired through social interactions, the research model encompassed 3 social-related independent variables and tested empirically from 536 interpersonal relationships reported by 136 respondents. The results revealed that social tie strength and value fit have positive impacts on cultural knowledge acquisition not only directly but also indirectly, through the mediation role of affect-based trust. However, the mediation effect differs between relationships with local nationals and relationships with non-local nationals. Specifically, affect-based t rust is essential for the effect of social tie strength to local nationals instead of that to non-local nationals; moreover, the mediation effect is sufficient on value fitted non-local nationals but is incomplete on value fitted local nationals. The implications of the findings and the need for future research were also discussed.
    Advisory Committee
  • Bih-Shiaw Jaw - chair
  • Ming-Chu Yu - co-chair
  • Yu-Ping Wang - advisor
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  • Indicate in-campus at 1 year and off-campus access at 1 year.
    Date of Submission 2012-08-08

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