ISBN-10:
1405133694
ISBN-13:
9781405133692
Pub. Date:
08/14/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
The Multinational Corporation in China: Controlling Interests / Edition 1

The Multinational Corporation in China: Controlling Interests / Edition 1

by Stephen Todd Rudman

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ISBN-13: 9781405133692
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/14/2006
Series: Organization and Strategy Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Before becoming an academic, Stephen Rudman spent 20 years in business, as Vice President of a publicly-quoted manufacturer, general counsel for the motor carrier subsidiary of a major US railroad, international tax attorney for a major multinational bank, and senior counsel for a major international container shipping company. He has lectured at the Haas School of Business, the University of California at Berkeley and is currently Assistant Professor in the International Business Department at San Francisco State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

INTRODUCTION.

Part I: Theory and Context.

1 Control and Coordination within Multinational Corporations: The undeveloped state of theory.

2 Multinational Corporations in China: The institutional context.

Part II: The Cases.

3 “According to Plan”: Control and coordination through the discipline of planning in an American multinational corporation in China.

4 “Control and Coordination through Goals”: The role of a paramount corporate goal in managing an American multinational corporation in China.

5 “Global Replication”: Coordination through the discipline of replication of organizational processes in an American multinational corporation in China.

6 “The Genetics of an Operating System”: Control and coordination through the transmission of shared management processes in an American multinational corporation in China.

Part III: Comparison and Analysis across the Cases.

7 Cross-Case Comparison Summary.

8 Setting Goals, Selecting Strategies, and Adopting Organizational Forms.

9 Controlling and Coordinating People: Human resources management policies and practices.

10 Control and Coordination of Money and Factories: Finance and manufacturing.

11 Control and Coordination of Responses to China’s Institutional Environments.

Conclusion: Informing the Theory and Practice of Control and Coordination in the Multinational Corporation.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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