Title: Cosmopolitan cultural identities and management practice: challenges of Chinese returnees

Authors: Di Zhang; William X. Wei

Addresses: Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL, UK. ' Asia Pacific Management Programme, Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, MacEwan School of Business, Grant MacEwan University, RM 5-221H, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2, Canada

Abstract: After the open door policy in 1978, there has been an increasing tendency for Chinese people to study abroad. China's current preferential policies, together with its huge market, have opened up many opportunities. This has subsequently led to an increase in the number of overseas Chinese students wishing return home after graduation. This study aims to expose the cultural identities of Chinese returnees by using cosmopolitanism and global flow as the theoretical framework, as well as analysing to what extent the cosmopolitan identities have been adopted in terms of their career experience and Chinese management practice.

Keywords: Chinese returnees; cosmopolitanism; cultural identity; global flow; management practice; China; cosmopolitan identities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2012.049832

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2012 Vol.4 No.4, pp.313 - 327

Available online: 16 Oct 2012 *

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