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.
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.