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

Bidit L. Dey, Youssef Tarek Nasef, David Michael Brown, Lalnunpuia Samuel, Pallavi Singh, Chrysostomos Apostolidis*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101417
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume58
Issue number2
Early online date29 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Boundary spanning
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Cultural adoption
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Essentialism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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