Management Paper on A Summary of an Expatriate Training Plan

Modern organizations are expanding their scale of operations through globalization. Contemporary firms are adopting best practices in business and employee management. China is considered as a suitable region for establishing Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). An organization wishing to send an expatriate in China is expected to understand the different dynamics of production and operation. Expatriates to China should undergo a training program to ensure that they successfully integrate and adapt to the Chinese way of life. A training plan for expatriates is important in ensuring that Multinational Employees (MNEs) save time and resources when integrating a new business with the Chinese economy.

Training Plan Timeline

Tutorial Day/Date Number of Hours
  • Chinese Cultural Values
Day 1 2 Hours
  • HCN’s Expatriates in China
Day 2 1 Hour
  • Current News about China
Day 3 1 Hour
  • Chinese Political Structure
Day 5 2 Hours
  • Traditional Family Roles
Day 6 1 Hour
  • Opportunities in China
Day 7 2 Hours
Assignments for Certification
  • Assignment 1 (50 Points)
Day 4 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Assignment 2 (50 Points)
Day 8 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Points = 100 Marks         Total Hours for the Training = 11 Hours


Learning Objectives for the Training Plan

Cultural Values and Religions: The training program will equip expatriate with knowledge pertaining to Chinese culture and religion. China is an atheist state even though people practice religions such as Buddhism and Taoism. Expatriates will use this knowledge to understand employment practices that affect Chinese culture. Chinese food culture and ethnicity is diverse and might interest expatriates from foreign countries.

Information about other HCN’s Expatriates in China: China hosts many multinational corporations from the U.S. and Europe. Expatriates will benchmark the success and failure of both Home-Country Nationals (PCNs) and Host-Country Nationals (HCNs). Conducting a literature review of successful FDIs in China will equip expatriates with prior knowledge of succeeding in a foreign market.

Current News about China: Current news in China is important for providing a background understanding of what to expect in the country. Expatriates are expected to keep up with emerging information from China as a means of ensuring business sustainability and a progressive business continuity plan,

Political Structure in China: China has a stable political structure which promotes FDIs using favorable commercial regulations. Expatriates will learn the political structure of China and its efforts in reducing carbon emissions. Most commercial regulations are enacted by political elites in China.

Traditional Family Roles: Expatriates with families will be expected to understand Chinese culture which defines traditional family roles. For instance, female members of the society are assigned kitchen roles and responsibility. Consequently, partners of male expatriates will be guided on best employment practices when searching for a part-time job.

Educational Facilities and Opportunities in China: The training program will equip expatriates with educational facilities in China such as universities and technical institutions. Opportunities in China will allow expatriates to consider better employment contracts from other FDIs.

China is a diverse economy in terms of culture and social life. There are many organizations which outsource their operations to Chinese firms. Similarly, there are many foreign investors who establish foreign ventures in China. However, many expatriates fail to integrate with the Chinese culture leading to repatriation cases. An expatriate training plan for a general manager sent to China should be aware of the country’s socio-cultural norms. Expatriates are also expected to adapt to commercial regulations that guide business establishment in China. The Chinese economy thrives as promoted by current demographics. China has a wide labor market which reduces the production cost of commodities.