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Article: Exploring stressors of Hong Kong expatriate construction professionals in mainland China: focus group study

TitleExploring stressors of Hong Kong expatriate construction professionals in mainland China: focus group study
Authors
KeywordsConstruction industry
Professional personnel
Hong Kong
China
Case studies
Issue Date2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html
Citation
Journal of Construction Engineering And Management, 2012, v. 138 n. 1, p. 78-88 How to Cite?
AbstractFollowing the recent economic boom in Mainland China (ML), the Chinese construction industry has undergone continuous expansion. As a result, many construction companies in Hong Kong (HK) have expanded their business into ML. Necessary strategic changes in the direction of company business have led to an increasing number of HK expatriate construction professionals working in ML (HKE-CP-M). Due to the dynamic nature of the construction industry, it has long been recognized that HK construction professionals (HK-CPs) are a highly stressed group. Conducting work in an unfamiliar environment can cause HKE-CP-Ms stress. Hence, this study aims to explore and identify the various types of expatriate stressors that cause HKE-CP-Ms stress. To achieve this aim, six standardized focus groups were held: four expatriate groups comprised of HKE-CP-Ms working in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Macau, respectively; a repatriated HK-CP group; and a HK-CP group with no expatriate work experience. The expatriate stressors addressed by the focus groups fell into four main categories: interpersonal stressors, task stressors, organization stressors, and physical stressors. Based on the stressors identified by the expatriate groups, and a comparison of these with the stressors identified by the HK group, a stressors model was developed for HKE-CP-Ms. This model was designed to act as the first step in developing a stress management model for HKE-CP-Ms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159827
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.219
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, MYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, IYSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T05:57:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T05:57:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Construction Engineering And Management, 2012, v. 138 n. 1, p. 78-88en_US
dc.identifier.issn0733-9364en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159827-
dc.description.abstractFollowing the recent economic boom in Mainland China (ML), the Chinese construction industry has undergone continuous expansion. As a result, many construction companies in Hong Kong (HK) have expanded their business into ML. Necessary strategic changes in the direction of company business have led to an increasing number of HK expatriate construction professionals working in ML (HKE-CP-M). Due to the dynamic nature of the construction industry, it has long been recognized that HK construction professionals (HK-CPs) are a highly stressed group. Conducting work in an unfamiliar environment can cause HKE-CP-Ms stress. Hence, this study aims to explore and identify the various types of expatriate stressors that cause HKE-CP-Ms stress. To achieve this aim, six standardized focus groups were held: four expatriate groups comprised of HKE-CP-Ms working in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Macau, respectively; a repatriated HK-CP group; and a HK-CP group with no expatriate work experience. The expatriate stressors addressed by the focus groups fell into four main categories: interpersonal stressors, task stressors, organization stressors, and physical stressors. Based on the stressors identified by the expatriate groups, and a comparison of these with the stressors identified by the HK group, a stressors model was developed for HKE-CP-Ms. This model was designed to act as the first step in developing a stress management model for HKE-CP-Ms.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Construction Engineering And Managementen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Construction Engineering And Management. Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers.-
dc.subjectConstruction industry-
dc.subjectProfessional personnel-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectCase studies-
dc.titleExploring stressors of Hong Kong expatriate construction professionals in mainland China: focus group studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0733-9364&volume=138&issue=1&spage=78&epage=88&date=2012&atitle=Exploring+Stressors+Of+Hong+Kong+Expatriate+Construction+Professionals+In+Mainland+China:+Focus+Group+Studyen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, MY: bcmei@cityu.edu.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, IYS: iyschan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000411-
dc.identifier.hkuros205576en_US
dc.identifier.volume138en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage78en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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