The Changing Face of Chinese Management

By Tang Jie, Anthony Ward

© 2002 – Routledge

248 pages

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About the Book

Chinese management has experienced a dramatic change in recent years. In many areas, established ideas about how Chinese management operates are oversimplified and outdated. This book sets out to provide a more realistic portrait of Chinese management today, and how it has changed dramatically over the past ten years. The portrait of contemporary Chinese management draws on extensive interviews with Chinese managers conducted by the authors. These provide a wealth of concrete illustrations of how managers deal on a daily basis with the opportunities and threats they face.

Reviews

'Tang and Ward have produced an informed and readable account of the transitions in Chinese Management.' - The China Journal

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Of different minds, 2. Mandarins and managers, 3. Inside the enterprise: who decides what and when? 4. Emerging contenders: the changing patterns of enterprise, 5. Where the twain meet: joint ventures, 6. Conclusion: continuity and change

About the Authors

A native of Shanghai, Tang Jie was educated in China and England. She has lectured at Fudan University and at the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University. She has worked both in China and Britain helping major British companies establish themselves in China. She is currently engaged in research at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, Cambridge University, and serves as external examiner for the joint Sino-British MBA programme at the University of Wales. Anthony Ward taught Sociology at Lancaster University before spending ten years working at universities throughout China as a special advisor on curriculum development. He is currently working as editorial advisor to the Foreign Languages Press in Shanghai.

About the Series

Working in Asia

This series is designed to offer a fresh and added dimension to the standard academic texts in the area of Asian Business. The titles in the series aim to show how corporations in Asia work in practice, and how change is being experienced by individual members of these organisations. The series will be of interest to students and also to new managers assessing the Asian job market and working environment. Working in Asia is designed to:
* provide readable texts illustrating topics relevant to studies of contemporary business management in Asia
* take an insider's view of changes impacting on the experience of working in corporations in Asia
* illustrate how and why these changes are occurring
* illustrate vividly how individual members of these corporations are recognizing opportunities arising from change
* make general predictions on how working in and with corporations in Asia will change in the near future.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management