Michael Milkovitz's research while affiliated with KPMG and other places

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International students have a substantial presence in western business schools. Yet, research on international students’ experiences remains sparse. Following recent calls to understand the international student–educational institution relationship, we examine the content, formation, and fulfilment of their psychological contract. We conduct a qual...


... Empirically, studies of the international students' psychological, social-cultural, life, or academic adaptations suggest that in academic studies, international students unavoidably encounter acculturative stress and difficulties in these dimensions [33,34], such as the assessment models, academic writing ability, teacher-student relationships that can influence students' academic adaptation [35][36][37]. In the mean time, use of social sources, satisfaction with the host university, and challenge-coping greatly account for the students' levels of psychological adaptation [38][39][40]. ese factors, including initial across-cultural transition, learning strategies, leisure engagement, course-participation, bilingual competence, etc., are proved to be significant contributors to the international students' general adaptability including social-cultural, well-being, and academic adaptation as well [41][42][43][44]. ese studies demonstrate that crosscultural adaptation is a quite complex and dynamic process, and factors in developing students' acculturative competencies could vary in terms of cultural distances, contexts, situations, and student groups. ...