New Asian Emperors

New Asian Emperors

by George Haley
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Taylor & Francis
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New Asian Emperors

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750641302
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/09/1998
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.