Chinese Culture, Organizational Behavior, and International Business Management

Overview

The impact of Chinese culture can be felt in all areas of business and management in China, from Chinese firms to Western companies. This edited volume integrates contributions from multiple disciplines and countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More than merely a compendium of how-to-do-business-in-China tips, this book examines the influence of culture—specifically, Confucian values and Chinese traditions—on foreign ...

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Overview

The impact of Chinese culture can be felt in all areas of business and management in China, from Chinese firms to Western companies. This edited volume integrates contributions from multiple disciplines and countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More than merely a compendium of how-to-do-business-in-China tips, this book examines the influence of culture—specifically, Confucian values and Chinese traditions—on foreign direct investment, joint ventures, management styles and theories, and organizational behavior.

Alon and his contributors demonstrate that significant differences still exist between Chinese and Western cultures, and that these differences require an adaptation on both sides. Chinese firms will need to adapt to the way Western organizations do busines, as well as to currents in Western management theory; meanwhile, Western firms will need to take Chinese cultural influences into account when formulating strategy. Both sides can benefit from the insights contained in this volume, which is relevant for scholars of international business, cross-cultural management, and organizational behavior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567205466
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

ILAN ALON is Associate Professor of International Business at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is the author of The Internationalization of U.S. Franchising Systems (1999) and the co-editor of two volumes on international franchising in emerging markets.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Chinese Culture and Management Theory 3
2 Influences of Confucianism on the Market Economy of China 27
3 Guanxi and Business Practices in the People's Republic of China 41
4 Organizational Guanxi in China's Hotel Sector 57
5 It Doesn't Matter: "Mei Guanxi," Cultural Difference, and Business Opportunity in the People's Republic of China 73
6 Chinese Culture and Negotiation: Strategies for Handling Stalemates 85
7 Recent Trends and Emerging Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in China 101
8 Stakeholder Prioritization in Sino-Foreign Joint Ventures 119
9 Cultural Conflicts between Chinese Managers and Foreign Managers in Joint Ventures 137
10 International Joint Venturers for Television and Film Production: The Role of Cultural Distance and Management Culture 151
11 A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Work Goals: The United States, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China 169
12 Firm Resources and Capabilities As Determinants of Performance: Evidence from China 187
13 The Effect of Property Rights on International Joint Ventures in China 207
14 The Effects of Firm Ownership and Culture on Total Quality Management in China 223
15 Some Final Reflections 243
App.: Effectively Conducting Business in China 247
Index 255
About the Editor and Contributors 261
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