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Asian business and management theory, practice and perspectives

Author: Hasegawa, Harukiyo ; Noronha, CarlosPublisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 401 p. : Graphs/Maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780230545069Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexContents Note: Includes chapters by Michael A. Witt "Management in Japan", p. 177-196; Gordon Redding "The Business systems of Asia", p. 7-30
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes chapters by Michael A. Witt "Management in Japan", p. 177-196; Gordon Redding "The Business systems of Asia", p. 7-30


Asian Business and Management Theory, Practice and Perspectives Contents List of figures xii List of tables xiii Preface xv Notes on the contributors xvi Acknowledgements xxii Abbreviations xxiii Glossary of foreign terms xxviii Introduction 1 Approach and Structure 2 Contributors 3 Features 3 Recommended use of the text 4 PART ONE: ASIAN MANAGEMENT: BUSINESS SYSTEMS AND PERSPECTIVES 5 1 The business systems of Asia Gordon Redding 7 Chapter outline 6 Chapter objectives 6 Introduction 7 Variety in the Regional and General Features 8 What is a Business System? 10 The Business System of Japan 13 The Business System of China 16 The Business System of South Korea 20 The Business System of the Regional Ethnic Chinese 22 The Business System of Southeast Asia 24 The Business System of Indochina 25 Conclusion 27 Chapter summary 27 Key concepts 27 Review questions 28 Learning activities 28 MINI CASE The big picture: Chinese brands: TCL wants to become China's Samsung 28 Interesting web links 29 References and further reading 30 2 Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in Asia Philippe Debroux 33 Chapter outline 32 Chapter objectives 32 Introduction: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development -- Concept and Phenomenon 33 Asia Positioning in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development and CSR Policies 36 Adjustments Required by the Adoption of CSR Concepts 40 A Pragmatic Approach for Implementing CSR policies 44 Conclusions: The Challenges Ahead 46 Chapter summary 47 Key concepts 48 Review questions 48 Learning activities and discussions 49 MINI CASE Development of the 'Bottom of the Pyramid' (BOP) markets: Consumerism, deceptive practices or responsible behaviour fitting with the 'business case' concept? 49 Interesting web links 51 References 51 3 Technology development in Asia Leonard Lynn 55 Chapter outline 54 Chapter objectives 54 Introduction: The Opportunities and Challenges Posed by Asian Technology 55 National Technology Systems 58 Asian Legacies in Science and Technology 63 Asian Responses to the Western Technological Challenge 64 Creating National Innovation Systems after World War II 65 The Current Situation 68 Chapter summary 71 Key concepts 72 Review questions 72 Learning activities 72 MINI CASE Technology policy and broader social issues: The Three Gorges Dam project 72 Interesting web links 74 References 75 4 Production networks in East Asia Andrew Staples 77 Chapter outline 76 Chapter objectives 76 Introduction 77 Theories and perspectives 79 Regionalization, Regionalism and the Evolution of Production Networks in East Asia 85 Implications, issues and debates 89 Chapter summary 90 Key concepts 91 Review questions 91 Activities and discussions 91 MINI CASE Toyota's innovative international multipurpose vehicle (IMV) project Interesting web links 95 References 97 5 Culture and business in Asia Carlos Noronha 101 92 Chapter outline 100 Chapter objectives 100 Introduction 101 The Importance of Cross-Cultural Understanding 102 Major Theories and Perspectives 105 Asian Values and Cultures 113 Asian Cultures and Management Practices 115 Asian Cultures, Ethics and Social Responsibility 117 Chapter summary 118 Key concepts 118 Review questions 119 Learning activities and discussions 119 MINI CASE Culture in practice: How Confucianism fills the void Interesting web links 121 References 122 6 Asian leadership Philippe Byosiere and Denise J. Luethge 125 119 Chapter outline 124 Chapter objectives 124 Introduction 125 Asian Business and Asian Leadership 126 Philosophical Foundations and Cultural Values of Asian Leadership 127 Cultural Differences within Asian Leadership (China, Korea, Japan) 129 Leadership Styles in Asia 131 Traditional and Contemporary Western Leadership Theory in an Asian Context Asian Leadership and Personality, Motivation, Gender and CSR 138 Conclusion 141 Chapter summary 142 Key concepts 142 Review questions 143 Learning activities 143 MINI CASE Leadership at Sharp, SK Telecom and Lee and Fung 143 Interesting web links 145 References 145 133 7 The role of business in Asian living and working conditions Naoki Kuriyama 151 Chapter outline 150 Chapter objectives 150 Introduction 151 A New Approach to Living and Working Conditions 152 Why Should Living and Working Conditions Matter in Business? 155 Poverty and Business in Asia 158 Working Time Changes in Asia 162 Corporate Strategies and Living and Working Conditions 165 Chapter summary 168 Key concepts 168 Review questions 169 Learning activities and discussions 169 MINI CASE Successful programmes for improving working conditions with little cost but large benefits 169 Interesting web links 171 References 171 PART TWO: VARIETIES OF ASIAN BUSINESS SYSTEMS 8 Management in Japan Michael A. Witt 177 1 73 Chapter outline 176 Chapter objectives 176 Introduction 177 The Japanese Business System 178 Comparative Advantage 186 Continuity and Change in the Japanese Business System 187 International Activities of Japanese Firms 188 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Japanese Business 189 Implications for Expatriates and Foreign Firms in Japan 190 Chapter summary 192 Key concepts 192 Review questions 193 Learning activities and discussions 193 MINI CASE Toyota Motor Corporation 193 Interesting web links 195 References 195 9 Management in China Robert Taylor 199 Chapter outline 198 Chapter objectives 198 Overview of China's Market Economy199 The Command Economy: The Soviet Mentor 200 Managerial Traditions and a New Managerial Mindset 202 State Enterprise Managerial Autonomy, Working Conditions and Labour Mobility 203 Property Rights, Corporate Governance and the Private Sector 206 Corporate Social Responsibility 209 Working and Living Conditions in China 212 Chapter summary 213 Key concepts 213 Review questions 213 Learning activities and discussions 213 MINI CASE Capital Steel: corporate social responsibility 214 Interesting web links 216 References 216 10 Management in India Vipin Gupta 219 Chapter outline 218 Chapter objectives 218 Introduction: A Sustainable Model of Management in India 219 India's Developmental Policy and Business Systems 220 Managing Corporate and Business Strategies in India 223 Culture, Management and Leadership in India 225 India's Management Compared 226 Human Resource Management in India 227 Gender in Management and Leadership in India 229 Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Ethics in India 230 Working and Living in India 232 Chapter summary 233 Key concepts 233 Review questions 234 Learning activities and discussions 234 MINI CASE Reliance Group: Emergence of an elephant from an ant 234 Interesting web links 237 References 237 11 Management in Korea Martin Hemmert 241 Chapter outline 240 Chapter objectives 240 Overview of the Korean Economy 241 Economic Development, Corporate Growth and Business--Government Relations 242 Korean Culture and Management 245 Leadership and Decision Making 246 Human Resource Management 247 Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship 250 Working and Living Conditions in Korea 252 Chapter summary 252 Key concepts 253 Review questions 253 Learning activities and discussions 253 MINI CASE Samsung Electronics: The emergence of a Korean flagship company 254 Interesting web links 256 References 256 12 Management in Singapore Tony Garrett 259 Chapter outline 258 Chapter objectives 258 An Overview of the Singapore Economy 259 Singapore's Development and Business System 261 Culture and Leadership in Singapore 267 Human Resource Management in Singapore 269 Singapore and Corporate Social Responsibility 271 Living and Working in Singapore 272 Chapter summary 273 Key concepts 273 Review questions 274 Learning activities and discussions 274 MINI CASE Singapore Airlines: A world-leading operator Interesting web links 276 References 276 274 13 Management in Vietnam Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai and Mai The Cuong 279 Chapter outline 278 Chapter objectives 278 The 1986 Reform Policy and the New Perspective of Economic Development 279 Trends in Reforms and Impact of International Integration 281 Ownership and Governance of the Large State and Foreign Enterprises 283 Vietnamese Consumers: Changes in Consumer Values and Behaviours 285 Culture, Ethics and CSR in Vietnam, a Transitional Economy 287 Employment and HRM for Sustainable Development 290 Work and Living Conditions in Vietnam 292 Chapter summary 293 Key concepts 294 Review questions 294 Learning Activities and Discussions 294 MINI CASE Zamil Steel powers ahead: Expansion is the key word for a company that is racing to keep up with demand in the domestic market and in markets abroad 295 Interesting web links 297 References 297 14 Management in Thailand Pornkasem Kantamara Chapter outline Chapter objectives Introduction 301 300 300 301 An Overview of the Thai Economy 301 The King's Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy 307 Thai Culture and Management 310 Leadership and Change 314 Thailand and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 315 Living and Working in Thailand 317 Chapter summary 318 Key concepts 318 Review and discussion questions 319 Learning assignments and activities 319 MINI CASE Moonrise at Tongsai: Management Thai style Interesting weblinks 321 References 322 15 Management in Malaysia Sow Hup Chan 325 320 Chapter outline 324 Chapter objectives 324 Overview of the Malaysian economy 325 Economic Development through the New Economic Policy (NEP) 326 Malaysian Culture and Management 328 Leadership and Decision Making 331 Human Resource Management 334 Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship 336 Living and Working in Malaysia 338 Chapter summary 339 Key concepts 339 Review questions 340 Learning activities and discussions 340 MINI CASE AirAsia: Becoming an ASEAN brand? 341 Interesting web links 342 References 343 16 Management in Indonesia Agustinus Prasetyantoko and Raphaella D. Dwianto 347 Chapter outline 346 Chapter objectives 346 An Overview of the Indonesian Economy 347 Economic Development, Financial Liberalization and Crisis 348 Indonesian Culture and Management 351 Leadership and Decision Making 353 Corporate Governance in the New Business Environment 354 Working and Living Conditions in Indonesia 358 Chapter summary 359 Key concepts 359 Review questions 360 Learning activities and discussions 360 MINI CASE The case of Unilever Indonesia's CSR programme Interesting web links 362 References 363 17 Management in the Philippines Mari Kondo 365 360 Chapter outline 364 Chapter objectives 364 Overview of the Philippine Economy: Competitiveness and the Inequality Trap Culture, History and State 369 Institutions and Structures for Coordinating Business 372 The New Philippine Puzzle: Growth without Competitiveness 375 The Philippine Management System 376 Corporate Social Responsibility 378 Living in the Philippines and Hopes for the Future 380 Chapter summary 381 Key concepts 382 Review questions 382 Learning activities and discussions 382 MINI CASE Ayala Group: The Philippines' most reputable conglomerate 382 Interesting web links 384 References 384 Epilogue Index 393 387 365

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