How can managers discover, develop and implement successfulbusiness strategies for China and our global economy? Drawing onin-depth research with top executives of successful Chinese andWestern companies, this book provides a road map for profitablebusiness strategies in our interconnected economy. In the process,the authors describe and examine both Chinese and Western strategicmanagement, their weaknesses and strengths. Starting with ananalysis of the historical, cultural and legal antecedents ofChinese strategy, the authors identify potential for synergy anddominance between companies from Western, industrialized economiesand Chinese companies. The book closes with recommendations on howthe managements of non-Chinese companies, now pouring into China,can most effectively compete and interact with Chinesebusinesspersons and governments.
The Chinese Tao of Business offers guidance to competesuccessfully against local companies and in foreign marketsthrough:
* Unique insights into Chinese bus iness strategy, including itsorigins and influencing factors;
* Insightful perspectives on the evolution of China'smarket and business environments;
* Incisive analysis of Eastern and Western strategicdecision-making styles and how they differ;
* Cogent identification of hidden and overt threats, pitfalls andopportunities that Western companies face in China and how to planfor them;
* Effective direction through an Adaptive-Action Road Map (ARM)for successful business strategies in China and the globaleconomy.
About the Authors.
PART 1: THE CIVILIZATION CHASM.
Chapter 1. Understanding the Civilization Chasm.
PART 2: THE ANCESTRY OF CHINESE STRATEGY.
Chapter 2. Economic and Ethical Roots of Chinese Strategy.
Chapter 3. The Historical Roots of Chinese Business.
Chapter 4. The Legal Roots of Chinese Strategy.
Chapter 5. The Roots of the Networks.
PART 3: EASTERN VS. WESTERN STRATEGIC PLANNING.
Chapter 6. The Components of Chinese Strategy.
Chapter 7. Evaluating Chinese Strategy.
Chapter 8. Strategically Evaluating Western Strategy.
PART 4: TRAVELING TOWARDS STRATEGIC CONVERGENCE.
Chapter 9. A Unified Model of Strategic Planning.
Chapter 10. The Silk Road of Strategic Planning.
Appendix A: List of Interviewees.
Appendix B: Bibliography.