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An ARC Discovery Grant has been awarded to Dr Melissa Parris and Dr Uma Jogulu for a study entitled "Career aspirations of Australia's immigrant managers from the Asia-Pacific region:
Developing a cross-cultural framework. The award is for $76,000 over three years from 2010.
For over a decade, Asian migration has dominated Australia's expanding skilled migration intake. However, there has been little appreciation of cross-cultural influences on career management, which have implications for employees' personal fulfilment and job satisfaction. This project, in advancing understanding of the interplays of cultural background and managerial career aspirations of the newcomers, will assist Australian organisations in developing culturally-sensitive policies and programs in the workplace. It will aid both organisations and government authorities in furthering their goals of promoting regional economic partnerships through increased understanding and engagement with our Asia-Pacific neighbours.