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Singular and Different : Business in China, Past, Present and Future - Ian Rae

Singular and Different

Business in China, Past, Present and Future

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9781403917225
Number Of Pages: 173

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The West cannot afford to ignore China. Not only is China one of the few markets in the world that is still showing healthy signs of growth, but Chinese companies are increasingly coming out into the wider world and competing with Western firms on their own turf. China is the coming economic superpower of the twenty-first century, and now is the time to start understanding China and building relationships to it. This book aims to describe some features of the Chinese business environment and culture, including the origins and development of that culture, and introduce Western business people to some of the key features, as well as some of the less obvious ones. It offers cautionary tales and warnings of risk, along with advice on how the latter can be overcome. It breaks down a number of misconceptions about China and offers managers a more realistic view of management in China today.

Industry Reviews

'Written in a highly accessible and easy style, Singular and Different is a worthy addition to the growing library of Chinese Business Books.' - China-Britain Trade Review

'This is one of those books which I wish had been available when I first started to look at China and things Chinese in the 1970s. It is full of sage advice on the evolution of Chinese business etiquette, on the frustrations of business, and the strange Western characters who are attracted to China. There is also a clear, useful introductory analysis of why some companies have succeeded in China, while others fell by the wayside: stickability and localisation.' - John Adams, Royal Society for Asian Affairs

Why is China so Important? And why is it so important to know about China?
All under heaven: the growth of culture and society
The language of the Han: writing and speaking Chinese
Administering wealth: Chinese thinking about economics
Mutual misunderstanding: mandarins, cadres, taipans and traders
China stands up: the rise of modern China
Equality and mutual benefit: talking business, both ways
Within the Four Seas: compatriots at home and abroad
The long game: foreign business ventures in China
Rushing into the future: Chinabliog’s financial markets
Seek truth from facts: finding out more about China
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ISBN: 9781403917225
ISBN-10: 1403917221
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 173
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1