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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Attributes of Asian American senior leaders who have retained their cultural identity and been successful in American corporations
by Racho, Maria Odiamar, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2012, 107; 1518865
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to understand the stories of Asian American senior leaders of Fortune 600 companies. The intent was to identify common attributes and experiences that could be used to help emerging leaders along their journeys and American corporations improve workplace environment and retention of top Asian American talent. Thirty-two Asian American senior leaders of Fortune 600 companies participated in an online questionnaire which included the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation (SL-ASIA) Scale. In addition, nine of those leaders were interviewed for stories and insights on the quantitative data. The findings uncovered that these leaders found a way to integrate their Asian and American identities, learned at an early age the Asian cultural value of hard work, took on and sought out risks and challenges, had non-Asian mentors and coaches in their careers who helped them acculturate into the American and/or organization's culture, and were passionate about developing others.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Egan, Terri, Tompkins, Teri
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Behavioral psychology, Management
Keywords: Acculturation, Asian American, Culture, Enculturation, Identity, Leader
Publication Number: 1518865
ISBN: 978-1-267-62542-7
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