1st Edition

The Changing Face of Management in China

Edited By Chris Rowley, Fang Lee Cooke Copyright 2010
    272 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    China is one of the fastest developing emerging economies in the world today. The country has a huge influence on a global level, both politically and economically. Despite this, very few books cover both the full range of management functions, and the key issues facing managers in this unique business environment.

    The Changing Face of Management in China explores the key challenges facing businesses and managers in China, across management functions, as well as across a range of sectors and organization types. Written by prominent scholars with direct experience in this market, this book adds to the existing body of knowledge by examining a range of areas of Chinese management in the context of local political, economic and social traditions, and the global economy.

    Part of the successful Working in Asia series, this book includes case studies that allow the voices of local managers to be heard, as well as extensive bibliographies pointing students and researchers to the most up-to-date sources of information in this important area.

    1. Setting the Scene for the Changing Face of Management in China (Fang Lee Cooke and Chris Rowley)  2. The Changing Face of Human Resource Management in China (Fang Lee Cooke)  3. The Changing Face of Marketing Management in China (Yonggui Wang and Hui Feng)  4. The Changing Face of Accounting Management in China (Richard Chamblin, J. Mark Munoz and Xiu Ying Zheng-Pratt)  5. The Changing Face of State-Owned Enterprise Management in China (Russell Smyth and Qingguo Zhai)  6. The Changing Face of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Management in China (Li Xue Cunningham and Chris Rowley)  7. The Changing Face of Performance Management in China (Irene Hon-Fun Poon, Jean Qi Wei and Chris Rowley)  8. The Changing Face of Mergers and Acquisitions Management in China (Kun Huang and Fang Lee Cooke)  9. The Changing Face of Management in Hong Kong (Ng Sek Hong and Olivia Ip)  10. Revisiting the Changing Face of Management in China: Conclusion (Chris Rowley and Fang Lee Cooke)


    Chris Rowley, PhD, is Professor of HRM and Director of the Centre for Research in Asian Management at City University, UK, and advisor to the HEAD Foundation, Singapore, on research publications.  He is editor of the leading journal Asia Pacific Business Review and has published widely in the area of Asian business and management with more than 350 articles, books, chapters, pieces and other knowledge transfer output.


    Fang Lee Cooke, PhD, is Professor of HRM and Chinese Studies and Deputy Head (Research and Innovation) of the School of Management, RMIT University, Australia. Her research interests include HRM, employment regulations, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, Chinese outward FDI, Chinese Diaspora, and comparative studies of HRM practices in China and India. She is the author of HRM, Work and Employment, published by Routledge in 2005.