Synopses & Reviews
Asian Management Systems is the only text on the market that specifically addresses the Asian style of management in a comparative, country context. The text examines the four main management systems in the East Asian region: Japanese, mainland Chinese, Overseas Chinese and Korean, and compares and contrasts the management styles within Asia and with the western world. Through a comparative analysis of organizational structures, competitive strategies and cultural influences, the workings of each system are made clear. Practical guidelines make this book a vital guide for international executives and students alike. The new edition has been updated and covers the Tiger economies before and since the crash. It also looks at the rise of Islam as a force in Asian business and examines China?s new role as a quasi-capitalist economic system within a communist political system. This is the core text for all readers of Asian business and for all academics with a lively interest in international business.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK. 1. Major comparative management models. 2. Understanding national competitiveness: East-West comparisons. 3. Sun Tzus strategic thinking and contemporary business. 4. Guanxi dynamics and network building. PART II: COMPARATIVE CHINESE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. 5. The Overseas Chinese: their origins and operational environment. 6. The Chinese family business: organizational challenges and competitive edge. 7. Competitive Chinese business strategies in ASEAN. 8. The evolving environment of the Chinese State Enterprises. 9. Reforming managerial mechanisms of Chinese State Enterprises. 10. Comparative Chinese managerial systems. PART III: COMPARATIVE JAPANESE AND KOREAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. 11. Government-business relations in Japan and South Korea. 12. Comparative large Japanese and Korean business groups. 13. Japanese management style. 14. Developing competitive advantages of Japanese companies. 15. Managerial styles of Korean companies. 16. Comparative Japanese and Korean management systems. PART IV: NEW TRENDS IN POST-1997 ASIAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND SELECTED TOPICS ON DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA. 17. Post-Crisis Trends in Asian Management. 18. Made-in-China and Its Implications for Asian Companies. 19. The Japanese distribution system in transition. 20. Unlocking joint venture potentials in China. 21. Understanding Chinese and Japanese negotiating styles. 22. Conclusion.