A thoughtful look at the problems that foreign executives commonly face when running a business in China, plus practical strategies for success.
Preface; Glossary; Introduction; Quick reference chart; Part 1 The Chinese Face Of Globalisation; 1 A lot to learn: 'Nowhere else in the world is it like this!' 2 Sustaining competitive advantage; 3 Corruption: 'Legitimate loot'; 4 Communication; Case study: 'Often it is complicated'; Part II Strategic Plans Meet Chinese Reality; 5 Disappointed expectations; Case study: 'An absolute mirage'; 6 Hidden agendas; Case study: 'It's war'; 7 Corrupt practices; Case study: 'That's the way it works'; 8 Trust; Case study: 'Sitting on nothing'; Part III Foreign Managers, Chinese Staff; 9 Shared management; Case study: 'They lose a bit of face'; 10 Cultural change; Case study: 'The foreigners are no good -- listen to us'; 11 Skills differential; Case study: 'I could not imagine such a thing happening'; 12 Supervision; Case study: 'Like a policeman'; 13 Manager quality; Case study: 'A bowl of lollies'; Part IV Bureaucracy And Business; 14 The socialist market economy; Case study: VAT; Case study: the 40 per cent surcharge; 15 Local government power; Case study: relocation tax for returned servicemen; Case study: blood donations; 16 Exorbitant levies and sundry taxes; Case study: sixty different government departments; Case study: the tax bureaucrats; 17 Mutual co-operation, mutual benefits; Case study: solid gold scissors; 18 Talking to the bureaucrats; Case study: finding the right door; Case study: equals and friends; 19 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1