Expatriate Best Practices

Information about GROVEWELL's expatriate training, coaching, and support services is available here.

Articles listed below are immediately available on a click-to-read basis.

SURVEY ON INTERCULTURAL RELOCATION ADAPTABILITY (SIRA), by C. Grove & Richard Mansfield. [This is an inexpensive, on-line, 360° self-assessment and self-development instrument for expatriate candidates.]

A Decision Guide for Families Contemplating International Relocation, by W. Hallowell, 2017.

An Assessment of Assessment Instruments for Expat Candidate Selection, by C. Grove, 2001. Revised, 2015.

Assignees from One Nation in the Business Culture of Another: A Discussion Generator, by C. Grove, 2013. [Intended for use in a training for managers or colleagues receiving into their teams an assignee from abroad.]

Encountering the Chinese: A Modern Country, An Ancient Culture, by C. Grove, Hu Wenzhong, & Zhuang Enping; Hachette, 3rd Edition, 2010.

How People from Different Cultures Expect to Learn, by C. Grove, 2003.

The Seven Balancing Acts of Professional Behavior in the U.S.A.: A Cultural Values Perspective, by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. Velocity: Focus Europe [Strategic Account Management Association], 3rd Quarter 2002.

On the Design and Delivery of Intercultural Training (Properly Understood), by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. GROVEWELL, 2002. [This is GROVEWELL's definitive statement concerning its performance-focused intercultural training. The paper emphasizes that such training is primarily for the purpose of behavior modification.]

Expatriate Predeparture Training, Onsite Consulting, and Repatriation Training, by Lynn Witham, Kay Jones, & Anthony Pan. Asia Law & Practice, 2000.

Project Management Across Borders: Leveraging Human Resources Strategically, by C. Grove, W. Hallowell, & Al Gossie. International HR Journal, Spring 1999. Revised version published in Projects & Profits, ICFAI Press (India), December 1999.

A Parallel WBS for International Projects, by C. Grove, W. Hallowell, & Cynthia J. Smith. PM Network [Project Management Institute], March 1999. Revised version published in Projects & Profits, ICFAI Press (India), May 2002. [WBS = Work Breakdown Structure]

Expats from Abroad in the U.S.A.: Six Steps to Effective Integration, by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. International Insight [Runzheimer], Winter 1999.

Asian Assignees with American Co-Workers: Predictable Problems, Potential Solutions, by C. Grove, W. Hallowell, & Reiko Makiuchi. International HR Journal, Fall 1998.

The Ideal Expatriate, by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. Benefits & Compensation Solutions, May 1998. [Discusses expat assessment & selection.]

Guidelines for Women Expatriates, by W. Hallowell & C. Grove. Benefits & Compensation Solutions, Nov. 1997.

Female Assignees: Lessons Learned, by W. Hallowell & C. Grove. Runzheimer Reports on Relocation, Oct 1997

The Dark Side of Repatriation, by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. Benefits & Compensation Solutions, May 1997.

The Trailing Family: An Overlooked Key to a Successful Relocation, by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. Benefits & Compensation Solutions, February 1997 (cover story).

Cost-Effective Expatriate Training: New Perspectives, by C. Grove & W. Hallowell. International Insight [Runzheimer], Summer 1996.

Who Is Responsible for Whom?, by C. Grove. GROVEWELL, 1996. [Compares American and Japanese values.]

What Is Culture Shock?, by C. Grove, GROVEWELL, 1995. [Discusses the physiology of culture shock.]

Global Patterns: Culture's Influence on Managerial Behavior, Worldwide Business Practices Report [International Cultural Enterprises], January through September, 1994.
— Hierarchical versus Egalitarian Relationship Patterns (January).
— The Mysterious Concept of 'Face' (February).
— Interpreting Time Worldwide (March).
— Deciding Whom to Hire, Promote, and Trust (April).
— Deciding Whom to Hire, Promote, and Trust, Part II (May).
— To What Extent Can Feelings Be Openly Expressed (June).
— Individualist vs. Collectivist Values (August).
— The American Way. . .At Home and Abroad (September).

Estimating Financial Savings from Intercultural Training, by C. Grove & Paul Seever. GROVEWELL, 1990.

Evaluating Expatriate Program Effectiveness, by C. Grove. GROVEWELL, 1990. [Includes simple evaluation formulas.]