In my first academic job in Australia, my supervisor told me at lunch time that shewould “knock off” for the day to take her poodle for a hair-do appointment. I was lost for words. Would this be the kind of work ethic to instil into a new research assistant like me? At the same time, I found her honesty refreshing. I became curious to learn about cultural differences in values and social rules between workplaces in Australia and Hong Kong, where Iwas from.
|Title of host publication||Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities|
|Editors||Adam Komisarof, Zhu Hua|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|