Whither Chinese management? The Middle Kingdom has come a long way since the economic reforms were introduced after 1978. As ownership has opened up and has become more fragmented, the state-owned firms no longer dominate the scene, nor does their management model. Managing has also become more complex and diversified, as well as more professional. This book asks what the next steps are likely to be and will assess the current directions in which Chinese managers are developing, as its economy slows down in the face of global uncertainty. It aims to update previous works in the field covering business and management in these countries. It covers a wide range of topics, including banking, competition, employee satisfaction, expatriates, industrial relations, HRM, organization, SMEs, social responsibility, strategic sourcing, trust and so on. The book also asks in which future directions management may be moving in this important part of the international economy. The authors are all experts in their fields and are all based in universities and business schools in countries such as Australia and the UK, among others.
The work is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in business administration especially those on MBA programmes, as well as those studying development economics, management studies and related courses, including lecturers in those subjects.
This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.
1. Commentary: China’s chimera: miracle or mirage in the ‘Middle Kingdom’? Chris Rowley
2. Chinese management at the crossroads: setting the scene Malcolm Warner and Chris Rowley
3. Labour and management in the People’s Republic of China: seeking the ‘harmonious society’ Malcolm Warner and Ying Zhu
4. Business relationships in China: lessons about deep trust Anton Kriz and Byron Keating
5. Small and medium-sized enterprises in China: a literature review, human resource management and suggestions for further research Li Xue Cunningham and Chris Rowley
6. Employees’ satisfaction with HRM in Chinese privately-owned enterprises Jie Shen
7. Corporate social responsibility and HRM in China: a study of textile and apparel enterprises Fang Lee Cooke and Qiaoling He
8. Hukou-based HRM in contemporary China: the case of Jiangsu and Shanghai Mingqiong Zhang, Chris Nyland and Cherrie Jiuhua Zhu
9. The antecedents and consequences of commitment in bank – corporate relationships: evidence from the Chinese banking market Xin Guo, Angus Duff and Mario Hair
10. The influence of western banks on corporate governance in China Jane Nolan
11. Intangible management and enterprise success in the Chinese transitional economy Ying Zhu, Michael Webber and John Benson
12. Intensity of competition in China: profitability dynamics of Chinese listed companies Neng Jiang and Paul A. Kattuman
13. Managers, markets and the globalized economy in China: epilogue Chris Rowley and Malcolm Warner