Culture and Business in Asia

Paperback | May 15, 2009

byMaureen Guirdham

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This book describes and examines the links between culture and business in several Asian countries, primarily China and India, but also Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Instead of treating Asia as a unit, the author builds an accurate account of real business in distinct regions.

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This book describes and examines the links between culture and business in several Asian countries, primarily China and India, but also Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Instead of treating Asia as a unit, the author builds an accurate account of real business in distinct regions.

MAUREEN GUIRDHAM is a former director of the MBA program at City University and Head of the business school at Westminster University, UK. In recent years, she has worked extensively in central Europe, central Asia and Southern Africa.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230518087

ISBN - 13:9780230518087

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Business Cultures of Five Asian Countries
Analysing Asian Business Cultures
Ownership, Financing and Governance
Organisation and Management
Business Strategy
Dimensions of Societal Cultures
Societal Cultures Revisited
Politico-legal Cultures and Perceived Environments
Economic Cultures and Perceived Environments
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
Index

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"This well-documented book examines the influence of business culture on business decision making in the region, and also the relationships among social, political, and economic cultural factors. Using many in-depth interviews, Guirdham explains how companies make decisions about strategy, mission, organizational structure, finance, governance, and organizational management... This work will be valuable for academics and advanced students interested in business in Asia as well as practitioners doing business with the countries examined. Numerous useful tables and figures; appendix describing the methodology; chapter references and a select bibliography." --CHOICE