Chinese Culture, Organizational Behavior, and International Business Management

Chinese Culture, Organizational Behavior, and International Business Management

by Ilan Alon, Oded Shenkar
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567205466
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(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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