The acculturation of immigrants to u.s. organizations: The case of muslim employees

Khalid Mohammed Alkhazraji, William L. Gardner, Jeanette S. Martin, Joseph G.P. Paolillo

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Abstract

Questionnaires from 277 Muslim immigrants revealed that most were more inclined to retain their original national culture for their private and/or social lives than to adopt the U.S. national culture. In contrast, most accepted U.S. organizational cultures. Collectivism, religious beliefs and practices, gender, education, and years lived in the United States related to acculturation to the U.S. national culture; national acculturation, collectivism, and perceived discrepancy in work cultures related to acculturation to U.S. organizational cultures. The practical implications of these findings for managers are discussed along with recommended directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-265
Number of pages49
JournalManagement Communication Quarterly
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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