Management in China during the Age of Reform

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China has already become the world's third largest economic power, and it currently presents enormous business opportunities. Yet there is still a dearth of information in the West about how Chinese firms are run. Professor Child covers the development of Chinese management during the period of economic reform in a number of areas including enterprise leadership, decision making, the management of marketing and purchasing transactions, the work roles of senior managers, personnel practices and reward systems. The experience of foreign firms entering joint ventures with Chinese enterprise is also reviewed in detail.

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"This is a very timely and well-written book that offers a wealth of insights on the Chinese management system....[it] accomplishes its purpose very well." Journal of Organizational Change

"The breadth of topics on Chinese management is impressive, and the book is 'must' reading for anyone in the China field who has a research interest in management studies and organizational studies." Anita Chan, The China Journal

"This book provides an interesting snapshot of state enterprise and joint venture management in the 1980's." Maris G. Martinsons, Journal of Asian Business

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521574662
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Management Series , #23
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The Context of Management in China: 2. Economy and system; 3. Economic reform and opening to the outside world; Part II. Managing in Chinese Enterprises: 4. Leadership in the enterprise; 5. Levels of decision making; 6. The process of decision making; 7. Input and output transactions; 8. Activities of senior managers; 9. The management of personnel; 10. The structure and system of earnings; Part III. Joint Ventures in China: 11. Establishing joint ventures; 12. Management of joint ventures; 13. Dynamics of the Sino-foreign management relationship; Part IV. Conclusion: 14. Management in China: the search for perspective.

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