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Return Migration and IdentityA Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case$
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Nan M. Sussman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028832

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.001.0001

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Remigrants and professional life

Remigrants and professional life

(p.215) 9 Remigrants and professional life
Return Migration and Identity

Nan M. Sussman

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter focuses on another aspect of remigrant life: professional life. It observes that the immigrant experience has a profound influence over workplace behavior, relationships between employees and employers, and productivity. It explains that culture and identity influence attitudes toward work hours, compensation and rewards, privacy boundaries, and notions of organizational loyalty. These cultural workplace attitudes are factors used in assessing employee performance, judging who is a “good” worker and who is “lazy and disinterested”, and in evaluating whether a company is an exciting workplace or an unacceptable one. It further observes that Hong Kongers had mixed and nuanced reactions to Western work attitudes and behaviors. They found some refreshing and incorporated them into their personal styles; even when they returned to Hong Kong, they maintained those Western styles.

Keywords:   professional life, immigrant experience, workplace behavior, employees, employers, workplace attitudes, employee performance, work attitudes

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