China Calling: A Foot in the Global Door by A. MackinnonChina Calling: A Foot in the Global Door by A. Mackinnon

China Calling: A Foot in the Global Door

byA. Mackinnon, B. Powell

Hardcover | June 25, 2008

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China has broadcast its message. Calling on Africa, Australia and South America for resources, on the West for support, and on the world for understanding, its role in the global hierarchy is established yet pivotal. But that communist blink in the Imperial eye should not deceive you. China has a well shod foot in the global door of capitalism.

Western politicians, financiers and consumers have allowed opportunistic strategies to dominate global trade for the ultimate benefit of China. Yet the driving forces behind China’s border and expansionary controls are often misunderstood and not fully appreciated.

Mackinnon and Powell show how China is adapting its traditional values and practices to target strategic investments worldwide. Understanding China’s very different approaches to problem solving permits an effective engagement with modern China as it seeks competitive advantage globally. The authors contend that both China and the West must acknowledge reciprocal and mutually beneficial obligations – if confrontation is to be averted.
Alex Mackinnon has extensive organizational experience 'East of Suez' – in the Middle East, India and Pakistan, in Japan, in Taiwan, Hongkong and China, in Malaysia, in New Zealand and Australia. He has written on the 1997 Asian crisis for The Scotsman, on Chinese strategy in Management Decision and regularly lectures at Jiaotong Univ...
Title:China Calling: A Foot in the Global DoorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:June 25, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230210198

ISBN - 13:9780230210196


Table of Contents

Part I – General Perspectives on Change
Convergence and Divergence
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Imitation and Innovation
Paradigms and Worldviews
Strategic Shock
National Strategies
Chinese Practice and Western Theory
Summary and Discussion
Part II – Chinese Explanatory Perspectives
Induction and Deduction
Chinese Reality
Harmony and People
Beyond Control
Chinese Strategy
Summary and Discussion
Part III – Chinese Predictive Perspectives
National Controls
Strategic Controls
Modern Chinese Management
Qu Xiang He Fang?
Unpredictable Conclusion
Summary and Discussion