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Training the office polyglot: An explorative study on language training in MNCs

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Warhurst, Russell
dc.contributor.author Tan, Yu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-10T09:28:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-10T09:28:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/33960
dc.description.abstract Objectives This study aims to shed light on the phenomenon of language training in Multinational Corporations in order to determine (1) typical outcomes of language training, and (2) factors conducive towards said outcomes. It also attempts to find frame the relationship between factors and outcomes to better understand the dynamics of language training. Summary For this study, five employees in Multinational Corporations who had received language training, and one employee who had undertaken personal study efforts were interviewed to obtain perceptions on factors and outcomes of language training. Findings were coded and themes formed. Finally, a conceptual framework for the dynamics of language training was deduced and the practical implications of the findings discussed. Conclusions The outcomes of functional work communication, social integration and comfort with using target language were identified as typical outcomes of language training. Meanwhile, the factors of motivation, self-efficacy and optimism, personal tutorage, immersive environment, learning atmosphere, support and accessibility were identified as important input factors that were conducive towards said outcomes. Motivation was further found to be a mediating factor between factors and outcomes. en
dc.format.extent 39+57
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Training the office polyglot: An explorative study on language training in MNCs en
dc.type G1 Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Mikkelin kampus fi
dc.subject.keyword language training en
dc.subject.keyword international en
dc.subject.keyword training transfer en
dc.subject.keyword multinational corporation en
dc.subject.keyword explorative research en
dc.subject.keyword interview en
dc.subject.keyword content analysis en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201809105071
dc.type.ontasot Bachelor's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.programme (Mikkeli) Bachelor’s Program in International Business en

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