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Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation

Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation

By: Nancy Erbe

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Many contemporary skills and approaches have emerged as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies, and projects. Due to the increasingly innovative global community, it is necessary adapt to these developments and aspire to those most important for their particular involvement. Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation presents a variety of practical tools, skills, and practices that demonstrate effective ways to positively impact the global community through effective management practice. Demonstrating different...

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China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It

China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It

By: Andrew Delios; Zhijian Wu; Phillip Day

Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 16-MAY-2014

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China 88 serves as a quick, handy guide for newcomers to China -- with a particular focus on travel and business culture. It helps to unravel the complexity of China by providing a historical context to the many nuances and paradoxes of this fascinating place. Tips, explanations, and clear examples help to demystify China for any reader looking for a practical working understanding in the face of social conventions that can be thousands of years old. Coverage includes: Relationships and values Social and business conventions Modern society and culture Economic...

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Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea

Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea

By: Shicun Wu

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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This book discusses the South China Sea dispute from a Chinese perspective with regards to history, law, international politics, the economy, diplomacy and military affairs. Not only does it detail China’s official position on the sovereignty and maritime disputes in the South China Sea, but also provides analyses of the related factors influencing the origin and development of these disputes. It further assesses the complexity, internationalisation and long-term struggle over the South China Sea and China’s efforts in dispute resolution. Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and...

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Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise

Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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Africa is the new frontier, with six of the ten fastest growing markets in the world. What does it take to succeed in such fast growth markets? Success in Africa introduces twenty top business leaders, including Equity Bank’s CEO James Mwangi and GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt, as they reveal how they approach vast opportunities on the continent. Success in Africa’s stories of growth, technology, and tradition illustrate one of the most important stories of the global economy: a successful Africa. With twenty years of experience in frontier markets, including eight years working in Africa,...

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Venture Capital in Asia

Venture Capital in Asia

By: William Scheela

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 21-MAY-2014

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This book is one of the first to analyze the development of private equity, to include venture capital and business angel investing in emerging Southeast Asian economies of Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and China. The author analyzes the investment strategies of both types of private equity investors who face significant challenges when investing in emerging economies lacking the legal and financial institutions needed to support effective private equity investing. With the author’s detailed field research in Southeast Asia, as well as recent private equity research in China,...

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Development and Reform of Higher Education in China

Development and Reform of Higher Education in China

By: Hong Zhen Zhu; Shiyan Lou

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 05-SEP-2011

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The Chinese higher education sector is an area subject to increasing attention from an international perspective. Written by authors centrally located within the education system in China, Development and Reform of Higher Education in China highlights not only the development of different aspects of higher education, but also the reform of the education system and its role in the educational and social development of the country. This book analyses recently collected data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China and the work of leading scholars in the field of higher education. It...

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Doing Business Successfully in China

Doing Business Successfully in China

By: Mona Chung

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2011

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Despite the overwhelming importance of the Chinese economy to the success of Western economies, there has yet to be an examination of why Western companies have had difficulties in doing business with the Chinese. A significant barrier that companies have difficulty to overcome is the effective communication with their Chinese counter parts. This major impediment is caused by no understanding of the cultural differences between the Chinese and Western business cultures. This book offers the solution to this problem: the bi-cultural personnel. The first book presented by a true...

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A roadmap for understanding the business challenges and opportunities in China By 2025, China and India will be two of the world's four largest economies. By then, economic ties between them should also rank among the ten most important bilateral ties worldwide. Their leaders are well aware of these emerging realities. In May 2013, just two months after taking charge, Premier Li Keqiang left for India on his first official trip outside China, a clear signal of China's foreign policy priorities. The Silk Road Rediscovered is the first book ever to analyze the growing corporate linkages...

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The Private Sector’S Role in Poverty Reduction in Asia

The Private Sector’S Role in Poverty Reduction in Asia

By: Scott Hipsher

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 07-JAN-2013

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The private sector has an important role in poverty reduction in Asia. The Private Sector’s Role in Poverty Reduction in Asia argues that the best way to create sustainable projects is to create win-win situations where both private companies and individuals working their way out of poverty can benefit. The book provides a practical guide for managers and individuals working in the private sector in the least developed areas of Asia to help make a difference to the lives of others. The book’s opening chapter considers the private sector’s role in poverty reduction in Asia and following...

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Outsourcing Biopharma R&D to India

Outsourcing Biopharma R&D to India

By: P Chowdhury

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2011

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The trend of outsourcing to India for research and development is catching on fast. Over the last decade, worldwide pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have made India their choice for a research destination. Initially R&D was inclined more towards developing products for the Indian market within the country. This led to several multinational companies opening up production plants in India, primarily due to the globalization of the Indian economy and offshoring jobs to India. Alongside, several global pharma-biotech majors ascertained large market requirements within the country...

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China’s Capital Markets

China’s Capital Markets

By: Yong Zhen

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 17-OCT-2013

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Capital markets in China include stock, bond, futures and other derivatives, as well as the private equity market. China’s Capital Markets is the first book to systematically study China’s capital markets, examining its evolution, policies, reforms, current situation and challenges. Following an introduction to China’s capital markets and economic growth, the book moves on to cover further capital markets in China, including: the banking system, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation adjustment mechanisms, before concluding with a discussion of the opening up and internationalization of...

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Vertical Specialization and Trade Surplus in China

Vertical Specialization and Trade Surplus in China

By: Wang Wei

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2013

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The traditional flow of goods from primary production through to manufacturing and consumption has expanded across international borders conterminously with globalization. Vertical specialization (VS) in processing and manufacturing in China has driven export growth. In particular, intra-industry and intra-product trade between China, the US and East Asia has increased China’s trade surplus over the long term. Vertical Specialization and Trade Surplus in China aims to measure the level of VS in the Chinese manufacturing industry to provide a more accurate representation of China’s trade...

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Yunnan-A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia

Yunnan-A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia

By: Tim Summers

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2013

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The Chinese Government’s five-year strategy for social and economic development to 2015 includes the aim of making the southwestern province of Yunnan a bridgehead for ‘opening the country’ to southeast Asia and south Asia. Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia traces the dynamic process which has led to this policy goal, a process through which Yunnan is being repositioned from a southwestern periphery of the People’s Republic of China to a ‘bridgehead’ between China and its regional neighbours. It shows how this has been expressed in ideas and policy frameworks, involvement in regional...

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The International Cocoa Trade, 3rd Edition

The International Cocoa Trade, 3rd Edition

By: Robin Dand

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 07-DEC-2010

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‘An overview of the history of cocoa, the factors affecting its production and consumption as well as how the trade is conducted, various risks mitigated, and by whom. …The International Cocoa Trade is a work designed to inform all on the subject of cocoa and an essential guide for those involved in its trade.’ Dr J. Vingerhoets, Executive Director, ICCO Cocoa is a valuable commodity, and the cocoa trade involves many different parties from growers and exporters through dealers and factories to those trading futures and options and the banks they deal with. The International Cocoa Trade...

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Business Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Chinese Consumer Electronics Sector

Business Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Chinese Consumer Electronics Sector

By: Hailan Yang; Stephen Morgan

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2011

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This book analyses how China’s firms in the consumer electronics (CE) sector have developed their business strategy and corporate governance during the reform process. The CE sector is one of China’s most important and dynamic manufacturing sectors. As one of the earliest market-oriented sectors after 1978, its experience illustrates the adoption of the Western model of management in China. This is the first book to analyse the link between business strategy, corporate governance and performance of firms, explicitly comparing state-, collective-, and privately-owned firms. This book...

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Multinational Corporation Subsidiaries in China

Multinational Corporation Subsidiaries in China

By: Jinghua Zhao; Jifu Wang; Vipin Gupta; Tim Hudson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2012

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This comprehensive study examines the global strategies of multinational corporations (MNCs), the strategic evolution and the categories of their subsidiaries in China based on 150 MNCs. It is the first large-scale project of this nature to be conducted. The research has significant bearing on strategic planning for firms that have set up, are setting up or are planning to establish subsidiaries in China, and the firms that try to compete in the global marketplace. The findings are significant for the West, owing to the current economic crisis and the need to determine if subsidiary...

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Distritos y clusters en la Europa del Sur

Distritos y clusters en la Europa del Sur

By: Jordi Catalán i Vidal; José Antonio Miranda; Ramon Ramon-Muñoz

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2011

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Desde el siglo XIX, son múltiples los éxitos empresariales en la Europa meridional basados en las ventajas de la organización en distritos industriales y clusters: • Miquel y Costas, desde Capellades, ganó protagonismo en el mercado mundial papelero. • Sopena y Salvat, desde Barcelona, y Espasa-Calpe, desde Madrid, conquistaron el mercado editorial latinoamericano. • Codorníu y Freixenet llevan décadas rivalizando con el champán francés a orillas del río Anoia. • SEAT, desde el Llobregat, o Renault, desde el Pisuerga, convirtieron a España en exportadora de automóviles. •...

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Asia in the Global ICT Innovation Network

Asia in the Global ICT Innovation Network

By: Giuditta De Prato; Daniel Nepelski; Jean Simon

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Production and innovation activities are being re-distributed across the world. The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are proving the major engine of global growth, being less impacted by the financial crisis than developed economies or able to recover more quickly. Asia in the Global ICT Innovation Network takes a close look at the information and communication technologies (ICTs) landscape, not only in two BRICS countries, India and China, but also in South Korea and Taiwan. The book documents the size of the ICT sector for each of the selected countries, and assesses...

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The Multi-Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge-Based Economies

The Multi-Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge-Based Economies

By: Sununta Siengthai; John Lawler; Chris Rowley; Hiromasa Suzuki

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2010

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This collection of work by leading scholars investigates the impact of the globalization process on some selected Asian economies and societies. With particular focus on the role of institutional factors such as labour unions or workers’ associations, case studies are presented on labour-management relations at the workplace that have evolved to cope with globalization. The cases describe labour institutions in the society as a social force that acts as a catalyst for societal democracy and for industrial democracy at the workplace. These cases provide descriptions of the changes in the...

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Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

By: Shaista Khilji; Chris Rowley

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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Globalization has changed business the world over. Financial crises in the West and parts of Asia have triggered a search for new models and ways of doing business. South Asia offers a novel perspective on these issues, both from an intra-Asia and international standpoint. Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia is an edited collection focussing on analysis and review of contemporary business practices in South Asia. This title shows the importance of South Asia to business and management research, and the practice of business, highlighting the role of extensive learning in...