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.]

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.]