JAPANESE EXPATRIATES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Onglatco, M.L.U., Lopos, R., University of the Philippines, Macalincag, M.L., Miriam College and Macaraig, M., Makati Business Club, Philippines
The study seeks to investigate how cross-cultural differences can play a role in the adjustment experiences of Japanese expatriates in the Philippines. Japanese excecutives are interviewed on their preparation for overseas assignments, particularly for the Philippines, in their career development. They will also be asked their experiences in terms of interacting with Filipino executives and employees. In the same manner, Filipino executives and employees will also be interviewed in terms of how their experience has been in dealing with Japanese expatriates. A survey- questionnaire can also be developed for the above purposes. The study seeks to make a contribution in international human resource management, particularly in the assignment of Japanese expatriates to an Asian country like the Philippines.