American and Japanese Expatriate Adjustment: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Susan C. Schneider, Kazuhiro Asakawa

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Although there is a growing literature regarding expatriate adjustment, little attention has been paid to the influence of personality development, particularly within different sociocultural contexts. A psychoanalytic perspective may provide important insights into expatriate adjustment and reasons why, for example, Japanese and American expatriates differ in their adjustment response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1127
Number of pages19
JournalHuman Relations
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • expatriate adjustment
  • psychoanalytic
  • U.S./Japan cross-cultural comparisons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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