The Asian Insider: Unconventional Wisdom for Asian Business

Paperback | September 3, 2006

byMichael Backman

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Knowledge of Asian business is dominated by conventional wisdom. In this revised and updated edition of The Asian Insider, bestselling author, Michael Backman, has researched beneath the surface to reveal the things that you need to know about Asian business. This paperback edition has an important new chapter on the massive, booming Chinese consumer market and updated chapters on China's fast paced economy, India's emerging economy, outsourcing in India, corruption and many other key essentials for Asian Insiders.

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Knowledge of Asian business is dominated by conventional wisdom. In this revised and updated edition of The Asian Insider, bestselling author, Michael Backman, has researched beneath the surface to reveal the things that you need to know about Asian business. This paperback edition has an important new chapter on the massive, booming C...

MICHAEL BACKMAN is an author, business analyst and columnist who specializes in Asia and Asian corporate practice. He is the author of the international bestseller, Asian Eclipse: Exposing the Dark Side of Business in Asia, which was named by The Economist as one of the sixteen finest general non-fiction books of the year. He is the c...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.07 × 6.16 × 0.76 inPublished:September 3, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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PART I: HOW ASIA REALLY WORKS * Asian Family Connections * PART II: GOVERNMENT, THE RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRACY IN ASIA * Is Democracy Always Good? * Paying Peanuts: Politicians' Pay in Asia * Police Corruption and the Rule of Law in Thailand * Executions and Extrajudicial Killings * Government Statistics and Other Lies * Thaksin Berlusconi and Silvio Shinawatra * The End of Indonesia * PART III: SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA * Why Singapore is Different: The Babas of Singapore * Reinventing Singapore? * Singapore Inc. or Singapore Sink? * Singapore's Thriving Sex Industry * Diversity and Decency in Malaysia * Rumours and Gossip in Malaysia * Meet Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary * PART IV: ISLAM, BUSINESS AND ASIA * Allahu Akbar! in Asia * Where do Asia's Muslims Fit in? * Southeast Asia's Arabs * Pax Islamica: Malaysia and the Middle East * PART V: JAPAN, CHINA, INDIA and KOREA: ASIA'S MONOLITH ECONOMIES * Land of the Setting Sun: The Inevitable Death of Japan * Law, Order and China * Is Booming China a Threat to Asia? * Shanghai: China's Financial Capital * And Then There is Beijing * The Dalai Lama eats Meat * The Indian Way * The World's Biggest Democracy * Mumbai: India's Financial Capital * India's Great Software Revolution * India: Back Office to the World * Stunning Korea * The Insider