(Im)migrants’ appropriation of culture: Reciprocal influence of personal and work contexts

Dey, Bidit L., Nasef, Youssef Tarek, Brown, David, Samuel, Lalnunpuia, Singh, Pallavi and Apostolidis, Chrysostomos (2023) (Im)migrants’ appropriation of culture: Reciprocal influence of personal and work contexts. Journal of World Business, 58 (2). p. 101417. ISSN 1090-9516

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Increasing internationalisation in organisations demands further research on acculturation within international business (IB). Based on triangulated qualitative data on South Asian diasporas’ food consumption in the UK and Bahraini contexts, we introduce two acculturative orientations: essentialism and boundary spanning. We contribute to literature by linking acculturative orientations with relevant drivers and resulting adoption and adaptation of cultures to offer a new perspective towards analysing (im)migrants’ appropriation of culture in personal and work settings. We push the boundary of IB research by highlighting and enriching the understanding of, and reciprocity between, social and occupational contexts that shape (im)migrants’ acculturation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acculturation, Cultural appropriation, Cultural adoption, Cultural adaptation, Essentialism, Boundary spanning
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2022 12:05
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 12:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50792

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