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Overview

Much has been written about the rise of the Asian economies in recent decades, and their coming economic dominance in the next century. The New Asian Emperors shows how and why overseas Chinese companies are achieving dominance in the Asia Pacific. In the wake of the Asian Currency crisis, this book takes a fresh look at the role of the overseas Chinese as they continue to create some of Asia's most wealthy and successful companies.

In particular, the authors tackle the principal difference between Western and Eastern business practices. The overseas Chinese, due to their origins and history developed a unique form of management - now they maintain it as their competitive advantage.

Although Asian governments are currently floundering, the overseas Chinese networks continue to prosper. The authors explain the following to Eastern and Western managers:

the sources and characteristics of overseas Chinese management,
how to combat the overseas Chinese,
the strengths and exploitable weaknesses of the overseas Chinese,
whether overseas Chinese management practices will spread in the same way as Japanese management did,
whether Western management technologies will find themselves outclassed.

A feature of the book are the exclusive, in-depth interviews with the New Asian
Emperors since most of them avoid the press and little is known of them.

Much has been written about the rise of the Asian economies in recent decades, and their coming economic dominance in the next century. The New Asian Emperors shows how and why overseas Chinese companies are achieving dominance in the Asia Pacific. In the wake of the Asian Currency crisis, this book takes a fresh look at the role of the overseas Chinese as they continue to create some of Asia's most wealthy and successful companies.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Westerners have long assumed that there is one right way to organize and conduct large-scale business, on a foundation of rationality, individuality, and impersonality. This excellent treatise on the business philosophies and practices of the powerful Overseas Chinese cannot fail to open Western minds to whole new ways of business thinking.

Finally, a book to help Western business leaders understand the business philosophies and practices of the Overseas Chinese. Many practices of multinationals need to be altered if they are to compete with, or work with, the Overseas Chinese.

This book is a must reading for any business that wants to succeed in Asia. The authors have presented a masterly picture of how business is done by the Overseas Chinese'.

Philip Kotler,
S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

'This book is very timely as it examines in a serious but readable manner both the strengths and weaknesses of the Overseas Chinese business community, and provides a framework for understanding how this vibrant community will resurrect itself from the current crisis. Most books on the Overseas Chinese business community have veered between extremes: either gushing with adulation, or portraying them as a semi-conspiracy. This book takes a balanced and holistic view, and weaves in the ethical and cultural traits of the Overseas Chinese with their management practices'.

Ho Kwon-Ping
President, Wah Chang Group (Owner of Banyan Tree Resorts) & Chairman, Singapore Institute of Management

'In the new Asia, especially after the crisis, there will be more and more Overseas Chinese marketers. This book is very important for those who want to deal with them successfully in the true market-based global economy'.

Hermawan Kartajaya,
President, Asia Pacific Marketing Federation

'The Overseas Chinese are among the most important groups of entrepreneurs in human history. Their contributions in the forthcoming economic reconstruction of much of East Asia will necessarily be immense. The New Asian Emperors provides a conside, highly readable and insightful analysis of why they are so critical to the future of the region and how their contributions are likely to be made. This book should be core reading for anyone doing business in Asia at this crucial time'.

Bruce W. Stening,
Professor and Executive Director, Australia Asia Management Centre, The Australian National University

'The Overseas Chinese represent what is arguably one of the most important economic and financial groups in the world, whose actions in the Pacific Rim and in other parts of the world have had profound effects on economic development, financial stability and instability, and the evolution of a wide range of industries in a global economic context. They also represent what is often a controversial economic and political force in countries dominated by other ethnic groups. This book provides a thoroughly authoritative and balanced assessment of the Overseas Chinese in terms of their roots, the role of family structures, management practices, and approaches to dealing with Overseas Chinese business groups - which themselves will have to evolve rapidly in the years ahead if they are to succeed as true multinational enterprises'.

Ingo Walter,
Charles Simon Professor of Applied Financial Economics, Sydney Homer Director of the NYU Salomon Center, and Professor of International Business, Economics and Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University & Swiss Bank Corporation Professor of International Management, INSEAD

An important study of ocerseas Chinese tycoons
The Economist - 7th April 2001

Ingo Walter
The Overseas Chinese represent what is arguably one of the most important economic and financial groups in the world, whose actions in the Pacific Rim and in other parts of the world have had profound effects on economic development, financial stability and instability, and the evolution of a wide range of industries in a global economic context. They also represent what is often a controversial economic and political force in countries dominated by other ethnic groups. This book provides a thoroughly authoritative and balanced assessment of the Overseas Chinese in terms of their roots, the role of family structures, management practices, and approaches to dealing with the Overseas Chinese business groups-which themselves will have to evolve rapidly in the years ahead if they are to succeed as true multinational enterprises. (Ingo Walter, Charles Simon Professor of Applied Financial Economics, Sydney Homer Director of the NYU Salomon Center, and Professor of International Business, Economics and Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University & Swiss Bank Corporation Professor of International Management, INSEAD)
Philip Kotler
Westerners have long assumed that there is one right way to organize and conduct large-scale business, on a foundation of rationality, individuality, and impersonality. This excellent treatise on the business philosophies and practices of the powerful the Overseas Chinese cannot fail to open Western minds to whole new ways of business thinking. Finally, a book to help Western business leaders understand the business philosophies and practices of the Overseas Chinese. Many practices of multinationals need to be altered if they are to compete with, or work with, the Overseas Chinese. This book is a must reading for any business that wants to succeed in Asia. The authors have presented a masterly picture of how business is done by the Overseas Chinese. (Philip Kotler, S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University)
Ho Kwon-Ping
This book is very timely as it examines in a serious but readable manner both the strengths and weaknesses of the Overseas Chinese business community, and provides a framework for understanding how this vibrant community will resurrect itself from the current crisis.

Most books on the the Overseas Chinese business community have veered between extremes: either gushing with adulation, or portraying them as a semi-conspiracy. This book takes a balanced and holistic view, and weaves in the ethical and cultural traits of the Overseas Chinese with their management practices. (Ho Kwon-Ping, President, Wah Chang Group, Owner of Banyan Tree Resorts and Chairman, Singapore Institute of Management)

Hermawan Kartajaya
In the new Asia, especially after the crisis, there will be more and more Overseas Chinese marketers. This book is very important for those who want to deal with them successfully in the true market-based global economy. (Hermawan Kartajaya, President, Asia Pacific Marketing Federation)
Bruce W. Stening
The Overseas Chinese are among the most important groups of entrepreneurs in human history. Their contributions in the forthcoming economic reconstruction of much of East Asia will necessarily be immense. The New Asian Emperors provides a concise, highly readable and insightful analysis of why they are so critical to the future of the region and how their contributions are likely to be made.

This book should be core reading for anyone doing business in Asia at this crucial time. (Bruce W. Stening, Professor and Executive Director, Australia Asia Management Centre, The Australian National University)

Economist
The biggest effect of the Internet on the local business culture] would be to fill South-East Asia’s “informational black hole”, a phrase coined by George and Usha Haley and Chin Tiong Tan in an important study of overseas Chinese tycoons, New Asian Emperors (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998). Developed economies are awash with public data to be crunched and pored over by analysts and market researchers. South-East Asia, by contrast, is conspicuously devoid of public information. That makes it hard for foreigners to do business there, but suits local tycoons splendidly. In the absence of public sources, information of any kind becomes private and privileged. It creates opportunities without risk. That is why the “bamboo network” of whispers and winks has proved so successful in the past.

Finding public information about the lack of public information is tricky, but Mr Haley and his colleagues had a good try. They used articles written about business in the region as a proxy, and found that in the late 1980s, when foreign investors were getting interested, Asian business received only 5% of the coverage of American business. In the early 1990s, as the tigers became more fashionable, coverage of Asian business went up, but not by much; and, surprisingly, when the tiger bubble was at its biggest, the number of articles declined. What little coverage there was, moreover, was mostly of tiny but developed Singapore.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750641302
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/9/1998
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

He was previously Professor of Marketing and Director of Continuing Education at the National University of Singapore. Dr Tan sits on the Boards of several companies and advises companies on strategy and marketing. Organizations that he works with include Singapore Airlines, Motorola, Acer, Citibank and several government agencies. His research and expertise are in the areas of management and marketing in Asia, Chinese business practices and blending the practices of East and West.

Usha C.V. Haley is Associate Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's School of Management and Research, Associate at the Australian National University's Managing Business in Asia Program. She has taught International Business and Strategic Management at several major universities in the USA, Mexico, Singapore and Australia and in executive-development programs around the world. She also consults with major companies on issues of international strategy. She currently serves as Regional Editor (Asia Pacific) for the 'Journal of Organizational Change Management' and 'Management Decision' and on several editorial advisory boards.

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Table of Contents

The Foundations of Understanding: An Introduction; Confucianism; The overseas Chinese today; The Analysis: Introduction to an informational void; Concepts of strategic management; The Implications for Business: Competitive implications/ overseas Chinese; Bibliography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    Excellent insights into Asian business

    Read this book for an easy insight into a complex matter -- Asian management. This book deals with Overseas Chinese managers and management that dominates SE Asia and China. Never simplistic, it covers terrain as diverse as philosophy, economics and strategy and makes it enjoyable through stories, examples, theoretical insights and those drawn from the authors' experiences. A very good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2002

    Outstanding book on the Overseas Chinese

    The Overseas Chinese dominate the Southeast Asian economies and are major investors in China. The authors draw on their academic research and practical experiences to propose a theory of the Overseas Chinese companies and business -- and how to co-operate or to compete with them effectively. Though this book incorporates some complex theoretical examples, the authors have taken pains to make it easy to read. It is chock full of great examples and stories that also hit home the point. If you want to look like an expert in a hurry, snap up this small treasure. You'll impress your boss and the competition -- and even any Overseas Chinese you may meet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2002

    Important book on Greater China

    The venerable "Economist" (April 2001) called "New Asian Emperors" an "important study on Overseas Chinese tycoons". I agree. This book is a classic that is still very contemporary. A must read for any one doing business with Greater China.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    A necessity for those interested in Asian business

    This slim book packs a punch with theory, interviews, advice and real-life anecdotes from the authors' vast experiences and knowledge base. In the process a wonderful canvas emerges through which readers both experienced and not so experienced can gain greater knowledge of business operations among the Overseas Chinese of Asia. This is one of the few books that has not been dated by the Asian currency crisis.

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