China Calling: A Foot in the Global Door [NOOK Book]

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"China has broadcast its message. Calling on Africa, Australia and South America for resources, on the West for support, and on the world for understanding, its role in the global hierarchy is established yet pivotal. Western politicians, financiers and consumers have allowed opportunistic strategies to dominate global trade for the ultimate benefit of China. Yet the driving forces behind China's border and expansionary controls are often misunderstood and not fully appreciated." Mackinnon and Powell show how China is adapting its traditional
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Overview

"China has broadcast its message. Calling on Africa, Australia and South America for resources, on the West for support, and on the world for understanding, its role in the global hierarchy is established yet pivotal. Western politicians, financiers and consumers have allowed opportunistic strategies to dominate global trade for the ultimate benefit of China. Yet the driving forces behind China's border and expansionary controls are often misunderstood and not fully appreciated." Mackinnon and Powell show how China is adapting its traditional values and practices to target strategic investments worldwide. Understanding China's very different approaches to problem solving permits an effective engagement with modern China as it seeks competitive advantage globally. The authors contend that both China and the West must acknowledge reciprocal and mutually beneficial obligations - if confrontation is to be averted.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230254039
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/25/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 832 KB

Meet the Author

Alex Mackinnon has extensive organizational experience 'East of Suez' – in the Middle East, India and Pakistan, in Japan, in Taiwan, Hongkong and China, in Malaysia, in New Zealand and Australia. He has written on the 1997 Asian crisis for The Scotsman, on Chinese strategy in Management Decision and regularly lectures at Jiaotong University in Shanghai. His management research on Chinese global expansion was awarded a PhD in 2005. His consultancy activities focus on China and its overseas adaptation, linking actual business practice with strategic thinking.

Barnaby Powell is a Chinese son-in-law and veteran of development banking in East and South-East Asia (with Singer & Friedlander and Private Investment Company for Asia.) He has also served as Secretary-General of the European Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, as initial Director of the Asia-Invest Programme for the European Commission and as a business consultant in East-West cultural intermediation.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. I General perspectives on change

Ch. 1 Convergence and divergence 9

Ch. 2 Decision making and problem solving 13

Ch. 3 Imitation and innovation 29

Ch. 4 Paradigms and worldviews 23

Ch. 5 Strategic shock 26

Ch. 6 National strategies 30

Ch. 7 Chinese practice and Western theory 36

Pt. II Chinese explanatory perspectives

Ch. 8 Transvergence 55

Ch. 9 Induction or deduction 64

Ch. 10 Adaptation 73

Ch. 11 Chinese reality 88

Ch. 12 Harmony and people 106

Ch. 13 Beyond control 124

Ch. 14 Chinese strategy 134

Pt. III Chinese predictive perspectives

Ch. 15 National controls 153

Ch. 16 Strategic controls 159

Ch. 17 Modern Chinese management 165

Ch. 18 ChinaTech 185

Ch. 19 Qu xiang he fang? 190

Ch. 20 Unpredictable conclusion 196

Postscript 214

References 215

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