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About the Author.
1. The Dawn of the Chinese Century.
China in the Global Economy.
Resources and Capabilities.
The Synergies of Greater China .
Coming to America .
The Chronic Importer.
The Naïve Trader (or the One with More to Lose).
Follow the Curve.
Foreign-Generated and “Self-Inflicted” Imports.
The Currency Play.
China Takes on the World.
The World’s Factory.
The Export Imperative.
Where the Jobs Are.
A Consumer Paradise .
The Coming Realignment.
2. The Middle Kingdom.
An Imperial (But Not Imperialist) Heritage.
The Imperial Bureaucracy.
China and Its Neighbors.
The Imperial Imprint.
The Modern Era: China and the Foreign Powers.
The Shadow of Humiliation.
China Under Communism.
The Communist Imprint.
The Reform Period.
3. Like No Other.
Is China a New Japan ?
Analogies of Response.
Japan , China , and the Limits of Analogy.
The Innovation Imperative.
Dragons, Large and Small.
Hong Kong .
South Korea .
The Asian Crisis, Misinterpreted.
China and India : A Tale of Two Nations.
4. From Socks to Aircraft.
The Technology Legacy.
Inventions But No Science .
The Price of Falling Behind.
Technology by Decree: The Central Planning Legacy.
Climbing the Technology Ladder.
Leveraging Foreign Investment.
Technology Transfer Incentives.
Learning from the Barbarians.
Indigenous Innovation: Still a Dream.
Developing Research Capabilities.
Upgrading China ’s “Humanware”.
Transforming the Educational System.
The Return of the “Turtles”.
Bringing Technology to the Enterprise .
OEM, ODM, OBM.
Technology as a Freebie.
5. The Two-Dollar Rolex.
Piracy, Counterfeiting, and the Like.
The Costs and Benefits of Knock-Offs.
An Industry in the Making.
Institutional and Legacy Factors.
The Organization of Fake Production.
Pirating “Digitized” Products.
The Enforcement Failure.
The Globalization of Piracy and Counterfeiting.
Navigating Pirate Seas .
6. The Business Challenge.
America ’s Clothier.
Furniture from Afar.
The Geography of the China Impact.
Holding Its Own: The European Union.
The Invasion of Japan .
Friends and Foes: ASEAN and Beyond.
Preparing for the Chinese Century.
A New Game Plan.
If You Can’t Beat Them.
7. East, East, and Away: Where the Jobs Are.
Job Migration: Myth and Fact.
Job Migration and Job Losses.
Macro Promise, Micro Reality.
The Economics of Job Migration - Here We Go Again?
China and the Global Labor Market.
China ’s Job Impact.
Is Your Job in Jeopardy?
Politics and Policies.
Navigating the New Job Landscape.
Up (or Down) the Ladder.
8. A TV from Sichuan .
The Factory to the World Meets the Consumer of the World.
The Nation of Wal-Mart.
A Level Playing Field.
Would You Buy a Chinese Product?
China and the Brand.
Is “Buy American” Returning?
9. China Rising.
The Tortoise and the Hare.
China and the World Trade Organization.
Scenarios for the Future.
Nations and States.
Global Battle Lines.
Posted May 11, 2006
The topic is hot and his presentation is OK. Worth reading, but the author lacks first-hand experience, which makes discussions less penetrating. Two more insightful books are strongly remmended: (1) China's global reach: markets, multinationals, and globalization by a leading Chinese commentator, and (2) China's balance sheet by Nicholas Lardy and coauthor. Both books offer extensive and far-reaching studies on current China and global affairs.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 16, 2005
This is an important book for anyone doing business with China or facing a competitive threat from the world's most rapidly expanding economy. Author Oded Shenkar presents the forces that have made China a global economic powerhouse. He explains how it uses fair and unfair competitive advantages to muscle trading partners and manufacturers to get what it wants. This includes copying everything from technology to factory blueprints and training manuals so it can leapfrog ahead of other developing nations. Unofficially, China also encourages counterfeiting and smuggling as well as copyright violations. To compete, European and U.S. corporations must understand how the Chinese operate and develop new business plans. This dry text is not casual reading, but it provides important information about how to contend against a tough, rule-breaking competitor. We recommend this book to anyone doing business with or competing against China. Shenkar makes it clear that U.S. businesspeople must learn the new rules in the global marketplace. It's game time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2004
This book portraits a realistic future of the Chinese economy and its profond impacts on the globalization. The author goes beyond the presence and offers far-reaching insights to where the Chinese economy will evolve and how the Chinese economy integrates into the web of the global economy. It is a must reading for those who want to be the tomorrows' business leaders and policy makers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.