Managers and Mandarins in Contemporary China: The Building of an International Business - Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy (Hardback)Jie Tang (author)
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This study explores the question as to whether the way in which Chinese management handles conflict is fundamentally different from elsewhere or much the same. It does so by examining in detail an international joint venture construction project, where managers rooted in contrasting business systems were brought together, and by showing how the project progressed over time, how various conflict situations arose, and how they were handled. In addition, the book provides an in-depth account of the inner workings of the Chinese business world, touching on issues such as:differing international standards and management proceduresthe peculiarities of Chinese red tape paternalism and nepotismthe limits on contract in contemporary Chinathe involvement of local officials.
Of interest to scholars and managers alike, this study benefits from the unparalleled access the author secured to all the parties involved. Working alongside managers as a participant observer, Jie Tang uses the fine detail of ethnography to convey a vivid impression of the lives of managers in China today and the forces with which they have to contend.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
'The depth and completeness of the case study, which are the book's greatest strengths, should make it an informative read for foreign businesspeople, China scholars, and anyone curious about how Chinese firms operate.' - China Business Review
'[This book has] rich and vivis ethnographic description ... [it] should be required reading for anyone interested in the Chinese economy.' - The China Journal
'It is simply in a class of its own when it comes to untwisting the strands of a Sino-foreign joint venture.' - Asian Affairs
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