An Expatriate in Bangkok Case Study

An Expatriate in Bangkok
Looks at the case study of American Olly Racela who has been working in Bangkok for three years: however, now she must decide if she wishes to take a job in the United States.
# 147479 | 1,410 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | CA

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This paper explains that, in this case study, after enjoying Bangkok as a tourist, Olly Racela fell in love with the country and its people and sought employment in Thailand. However, she discovered that life as an expatriate was very different from that of a tourist. Next, the author describes Racela's employment opportunity in Hawaii and compares it to continuing to work in Bangkok. The paper recommends that she remains working in Thailand and points out ways to increase her gratification by living in this unique culture.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Problem Statement
In Thailand
The Workplace
Discussion of Alternatives
Alternative 1: Continue in Her Position in Thailand
Alternative 2: Take Position in Hawaii

From the Paper:

"As Racela was now working for an upper-middle class income bracket, she expected more for her living conditions. Since she has Western beliefs, she was given better living conditions than the average Thai. She also received preferential treatment by virtue of her citizenship. Although she gained this preferential treatment, as a woman, she was disadvantaged especially through the income inequality that is fostered by a male dominated society. She was being paid less for doing the same work that a man would do."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Merchant, Hemant. (2004). Olly Racela in Bangkok. Ivey.

Cite this Case Study:

APA Format

An Expatriate in Bangkok (2011, April 25) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from

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