Chinese Culture, Organizational Behavior, and International Business Management

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 270 էջ

The impact of Chinese culture can be felt in all areas of business and management in China, from Chinese firms to Western companies. This edited volume integrates contributions from multiple disciplines and countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More than merely a compendium of how-to-do-business-in-China tips, this book examines the influence of culture--specifically, Confucian values and Chinese traditions--on foreign direct investment, joint ventures, management styles and theories, and organizational behavior.

Alon and his contributors demonstrate that significant differences still exist between Chinese and Western cultures, and that these differences require an adaptation on both sides. Chinese firms will need to adapt to the way Western organizations do busines, as well as to currents in Western management theory; meanwhile, Western firms will need to take Chinese cultural influences into account when formulating strategy. Both sides can benefit from the insights contained in this volume, which is relevant for scholars of international business, cross-cultural management, and organizational behavior.


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Chinese Culture and Management Theory
Influences of Confucianism on the Market Economy of China
Guanxi and Business Practices in the Peoples Republic of China
Organizational Guanxi in Chinas Hotel Sector
It Doesnt Matter Mei Guanxi Cultural Difference and Business Opportunity in the Peoples Republic of China
Chinese Culture and Negotiation Strategies for Handling Stalemates
Foreign Direct Investment and Joint Venture
Recent Trends and Emerging Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in China
Managing the Chinese Organization
A CrossCultural Comparison of Work Goals The United States Taiwan and the Peoples Republic of China
Firm Resources and Capabilities As Determinants of Performance Evidence from China
The Effect of Property Rights on International Joint Ventures in China
The Effects of Firm Ownership and Culture on Total Quality Management in China
Some Final Reflections
Effectively Conducting Business in China

Stakeholder Prioritization in SinoForeign Joint Ventures
Cultural Conflicts between Chinese Managers and Foreign Managers in Joint Ventures
International Joint Ventures for Television and Film Production The Role of Cultural Distance and Management Culture
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ILAN ALON is Associate Professor of International Business at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is the author of The Internationalization of U.S. Franchising Systems (1999) and the co-editor of two volumes on international franchising in emerging markets.

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