Culture and Business in Asia by Oliver GuirdhamCulture and Business in Asia by Oliver Guirdham

Culture and Business in Asia

byOliver Guirdham

Paperback | April 17, 2009

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Culture and Business in Asia 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 programme 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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Title:Culture and Business in AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:April 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage: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.- Organization 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