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cultural borrowing

John O'Connell


When a person is placed in another culture, some of the culture's attributes may take the place of some attitudes, values, or ways of doing things that person learned in his or her home culture. A person coming home from an overseas assignment may very well exhibit not only the values, etc. of his or her original culture but also some of those of the new culture. The person has borrowed items or beliefs from the new culture. Generally, upon return to the home culture, borrowed beliefs slowly become extinguished. See also cultural adoption ( 1991 ). When Yankee comes home: Factors relating to expatriate and spouse repatriation adjustment . Journal of International Business Studies , 22 ( 4 ), 471 – 94 . ( 1989 ). Coping with re‐entry shock . AGSIM Faculty Publication , No. 89–05 . ( 1990 ). Expatriate re‐entry: What do repatriates have to say ? Human Resource Planning , 14 , 19 – 28 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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