The Era of Chinese Multinationals

The Era of Chinese Multinationals
Author: Lourdes Casanova,Anne Miroux
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 0128168579
ISBN 13: 9780128168578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Era of Chinese Multinationals Book Review:

Chinese multinationals have grown in size and increased their global presence dramatically over the last decade. They have emerged as formidable competitors for western incumbents. These firms have instigated profound changes, such as displaced trade and investment flows, new business models, and the emergence of a new geography of global innovation. In a single volume, The Era of Chinese Multinationals captures the forces driving the disruptive growth of Chinese multinational corporations. Following a presentation of the surge of Chinese companies, the book turns to corporate characteristics of those firms and how they compare with western multinationals in terms of revenues, profits, branding, and business strategy. The book uses data and case studies to depict the relevant issues with the goal of providing insights to global executives on collaborating and competing with Chinese companies. Covers the Chinese government's expansionist policies and Chinese firms' new role as a global acquirer of companies Examines common characteristics of Chinese companies and their efforts to make China an innovation hub Illustrates its analysis with case studies and interviews with corporate executives and experts in multilateral institutions

China s Role in Global Economic Recovery

China s Role in Global Economic Recovery
Author: Xiaolan Fu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136632492
ISBN 13: 9781136632495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Role in Global Economic Recovery Book Review:

This book presents a wide-ranging assessment of the current state of China’s economy in relation to the global international economy. It discusses the role China has played in responding to the economic crisis; assesses the continuing strong prospects for further economic growth in China; and examines China’s deepening integration into the world economy. Specific topics covered include China’s foreign reserves and global economic recovery; the international expansion of Chinese multinationals and China’s private businesses; and the role of technological innovation in China’s economic growth. Overall, the book provides a wealth of detail and up-to-date insights concerning China’s development path, growth potential, sustainability and impact.

China s Next Strategic Advantage

China s Next Strategic Advantage
Author: George S. Yip,Bruce McKern
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 0262534754
ISBN 13: 9780262534758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Next Strategic Advantage Book Review:

A book for everyone who does business with China or in China. The history-making development of the Chinese economy has entered a new phase. China is moving aggressively from a strategy of imitation to one of innovation. Driven both by domestic needs and by global ambition, China is establishing itself at the forefront of technological innovation. Western businesses need to prepare for a tidal wave of innovation from China that is about to hit Western markets, and Chinese businesses need to understand the critical importance of innovation in their future. Experts George Yip and Bruce McKern explain this epic transformation and propose strategies for both Western and Chinese companies. This book is for everyone who does business with China or in China, or is interested in the development of the world's fastest-growing economy. Western CEOs can learn from Chinese companies and can create an effective innovation process in China, for China and the world. Chinese CEOs can benefit from understanding the strategies of their peers as they strive to enter foreign markets. And all Western businesses should prepare for disruption from their new competitors. Yip and McKern provide case studies of successful firms, outline ten ways in which the managerial and innovative capabilities of these firms differ from those of Western firms, and describe how multinationals doing business in China can become part of the Chinese ecosystem of new knowledge and technology. Yip and McKern argue that these innovation capabilities will be the basis for creating world-class products and services to meet the challenges of a new era of global competition.

Innovation from Emerging Markets

Innovation from Emerging Markets
Author: Fernanda Cahen,Lourdes Casanova,Anne Miroux
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-02-28
ISBN 10: 110848686X
ISBN 13: 9781108486866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation from Emerging Markets Book Review:

In recent years, emerging markets have come to represent the largest share of global GDP and have made gains in economic development and political influence. In turn, emerging market companies have taken on a new level of importance in driving innovation, local development and global competition. Advancing an integrative view that captures the diversity of innovation among companies in emerging markets, this book highlights the rapid evolution of emerging markets from imitators to innovation leaders. Building upon research conducted by the Emerging Multinational Research Network (EMRN) in collaboration with several universities in North and South America, Europe and China, this rich and expansive collection includes studies of innovation in regions yet to receive focused analysis in the field. The authors also re-examine dominant theories of innovation and capability creation based on a broad range of case studies and research insights. Offering a taxonomy of emerging market innovations, this collection reveals the unique drivers, types, and outcomes of innovation in emerging markets.

Chinese Multinationals

Chinese Multinationals
Author: Jean-Paul Larçon
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9812835598
ISBN 13: 9789812835598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Multinationals Book Review:

Examines the rise of Chinese companies in international markets. This book provides an overview of the strategies of Chinese multinationals in terms of international marketing and branding, M&As and international joint ventures, management of technology, organization and human resource management.

Emerging Market Multinationals

Emerging Market Multinationals
Author: Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra,William Newburry,Seung Ho Park
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1107073146
ISBN 13: 9781107073142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Market Multinationals Book Review:

This book examines the challenges faced by emerging market multinationals as they develop their international operations and proposes actionable solutions.

When China Rules the World

When China Rules the World
Author: Martin Jacques
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780143118008
ISBN 13: 0143118005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When China Rules the World Book Review:

Predicts that China will supplant the west as an economic superpower, and discusses China's anti-globalization stance and dubious capacity for maintaining world peace.

Walmart in China

Walmart in China
Author: Anita Chan
Publsiher: ILR Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0801462673
ISBN 13: 9780801462672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walmart in China Book Review:

Walmart and "Made in China" are practically synonymous; Walmart imports some 70 percent of its merchandise from China. Walmart is now also rapidly becoming a major retail presence there, with close to two hundred Walmarts in more than a hundred Chinese cities. What happens when the world's biggest retailer and the world's biggest country do business with each other? In this book, a group of thirteen experts from several disciplines examine the symbiotic but strained relationship between these giants. The book shows how Walmart began cutting costs by bypassing its American suppliers and sourcing directly from Asia and how Walmart's sheer size has trumped all other multinationals in squeezing procurement prices and, as a by-product, driving down Chinese workers’ wages. China is also an inviting frontier for Walmart’s global superstore expansion. As China's middle class grows, the chain's Western image and affordable goods have become popular. Walmart's Arkansas headquarters exports to the Chinese stores a unique corporate culture and management ideology, which oddly enough are reminiscent of Mao-era Chinese techniques for promoting loyalty. Three chapters separately detail the lives of a Walmart store manager, a lower-level store supervisor, and a cashier. Another chapter focuses on employees' wages, "voluntary" overtime, and the stores' strict labor discipline. In 2006, the official Chinese trade union targeted Walmart, which is antilabor in its home country, and succeeded in setting up union branches in all the stores. Walmart in China reveals the surprising outcome.

Coming to Terms with the Nation

Coming to Terms with the Nation
Author: Thomas Mullaney
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0520262786
ISBN 13: 9780520262782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming to Terms with the Nation Book Review:

Studies China's "Ethnic classification project" (minzu shibie) of 1954, conducted in Yunnan province.

Advertising and Consumer Culture in China

Advertising and Consumer Culture in China
Author: Hongmei Li
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1509511148
ISBN 13: 9781509511143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advertising and Consumer Culture in China Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Chinese advertising as an industry, a discourse and profession in China’s search for modernity and cultural globalization. It compares and contrasts the advertising practices of Chinese advertising agencies and foreign advertising agencies, and Chinese brands and foreign brands, with a particular focus on the newest digital advertising practices in the post WTO era. Based on extensive interviews, participant observation, and a critical analysis of secondary data, Li offers an engaging analysis of the transformation of Chinese advertising in the past three decades in Post-Mao China. Drawing upon theories of political economy, media, and cultural studies, her analysis offers most significant insights in advertising and consumer culture as well as the economic, social, political, and cultural transformations in China. The book is essential for students and scholars of communication, media, cultural studies and international business, and all those interested in cultural globalization and China.

Multinational Corporations in China

Multinational Corporations in China
Author: Yadong Luo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105025314373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multinational Corporations in China Book Review:

China is the world's largest emerging market economy and the fastest-growing market. It is the second largest foreign direct investment recipient in the world, surpassed only by the U.S. Also, China is undergoing two major transitional phases: from a command economy to a market-based one, and from a rural, agricultural society to an urban, industrial one. This book demonstrates how the success of foreign companies depends on the extent to which they can benefit from this structural transformation. It illustrates industrial and foreign direct investment policies regulated by the Chinese government, outlines the key investment opportunities, provides insights about how to analyze structural attributes of an industry, and presents the decision framework for investment selection. The book contains several case studies showing how companies choose relevant investment strategies in China. The unique quality of this book as an important guide to Chinese industry today is based on the author's double experience, first from his practical career in China and more recently from his academic career in the U.S.

China and the New World Order

China and the New World Order
Author: George Zhibin Gu,William Ratliff
Publsiher: Fultus Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2006-10
ISBN 10: 9781596821088
ISBN 13: 1596821086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the New World Order Book Review:

Get the inside story from a Chinese journalist/consultant about China's surge under globalization and capitalism. This second volume of a trilogy covers (1) political-economic trends; (2) Chinese multinationals vs. global giants; (3) trade, the yuan, banking, insurance, and the stock market; and (4) issues with Taiwan, the West, India, and Japan.

China s Disruptors

China s Disruptors
Author: Edward Tse
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0698184114
ISBN 13: 9780698184114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Disruptors Book Review:

In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What’s really going on with the new wave of China’s disruptors? Alibaba wasn’t an outlier—it’s one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese companies, mostly but not exclusively in the technology sector. Overnight, its founder, Jack Ma, appeared on the same magazine covers as American entrepreneurial icons like Mark Zuckerberg. Ma was quickly followed by the founders of other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China’s economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. As products in China become more and more sophisticated, and as its companies embrace domestically developed technology, we will increasingly see Chinese goods setting global standards. Meanwhile, companies in the rest of the world wonder how they can access the fast-rising incomes of China’s 1.3 billion consumers. Now Edward Tse, a leading global strategy consultant, reveals how China got to this point, and what the country’s rise means for the United States and the rest of the world. Tse has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives, learning firsthand how China’s most powerful companies operate. He’s an expert on how private firms are thriving in what is still, officially, a communist country. His book draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to explore questions such as *What drives China’s entrepreneurs? Personal fame and fortune—or a quest for national pride and communal achievement? *How do these companies grow so quickly? In 2005, Lenovo sold just one category of products (personal computers) in one market, China. Today, not only is it the world’s largest PC seller; it is also the world’s third-largest smartphone seller. *How does Chinese culture shape the strategies and tactics of these business leaders? Can outsiders copy what the Chinese are doing? *Can capitalists really thrive within a communist system? How does Tencent’s Pony Ma serve as a member of China’s parliament while running a company that dominates online games and messaging? *What impact will China have on the rest of the world as its private companies enter new markets, acquire foreign businesses, and threaten established firms in countless industries? As Tse concludes: “I believe that as a consequence of the opening driven by China’s entrepreneurs, the push to invest in science, research, and development, and the new freedoms that people are enjoying across the country, China has embarked on a renaissance that could rival its greatest era in history—the Tang dynasty. These entrepreneurs are the front line in China’s intense hunger for success. They will have an even more remarkable impact on the global economy in the future, through the rest of this decade and beyond.”

Chinese Foreign Policy

Chinese Foreign Policy
Author: Marc Lanteigne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317387538
ISBN 13: 9781317387534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Foreign Policy Book Review:

This updated and expanded 3rd edition of Chinese Foreign Policy seeks to explain the processes, actors and current history behind China’s international relations, as well as offering an in-depth look at the key areas of China’s modern global relations. Among the key issues are: The expansion of Chinese foreign policy from regional to international interests China’s growing economic power in an era of global financial uncertainty Modern security challenges, including maritime security, counter-terrorism and protection of overseas economic interests The shifting power relationship with the United States, as well as with the European Union, Russia and Japan. China’s engagement with a growing number of international and regional institutions and legal affairs The developing great power diplomacy of China New chapters address not only China’s evolving foreign policy interests but also recent changes in the international system and the effects of China’s domestic reforms. In response to current events, sections addressing Chinese trade, bilateral relations, and China’s developing strategic interest in Russia and the Polar Regions have be extensively revised and updated. This book will be essential reading for students of Chinese foreign policy and Asian international relations, and highly recommended for students of diplomacy, international security and IR in general.

Winning in China

Winning in China
Author: Lele Sang,Karl Ulrich
Publsiher: Wharton Digital Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 1613631073
ISBN 13: 9781613631072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning in China Book Review:

If Amazon can’t win in China, can anyone? When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited China in 2007, he expected that one day soon China would be a double-digit percentage of Amazon’s sales. Yet, by 2019, Amazon, the most powerful and successful ecommerce company in the world, had quit China. In Winning in China: 8 Stories of Success and Failure in the World’s Largest Economy, Wharton experts Lele Sang and Karl Ulrich explore the success and failure of several well-known companies, including Hyundai, LinkedIn, Sequoia Capital, and InMobi, as more and more businesses look to reap profits from the demand of 1.4 billion people. Sang, Global Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wharton School, answer four critical questions: Which factors explain the success (or failure) of foreign companies entering China? What challenges and pitfalls can a company entering China expect to encounter? How can a prospective entrant realistically assess its chances? Which managerial decisions are critical, and which approaches are most effective? Sang and Ulrich answer these questions by examining the stories of eight well-known and respected companies that have entered China. They study: How Norwegian Cruise Line’s entry into China displays how cultural differences can boost or sink different companies; How Intel, one of the oldest, most respected firms in Silicon Valley, thrived in a country that seems to favor agile upstarts; How Zegna, the Italian luxury brand, has emerged as another surprising success story and how it plans to navigate new headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these engaging and illuminating stories, Sang and Ulrich offer a framework and path for organizations looking for a way to successfully enter the world’s largest economy. History can be a teacher, and China, a country with 3,500 years of written history, has much to teach.

Managing Expatriates in China

Managing Expatriates in China
Author: Ling Eleanor Zhang,Anne-Wil Harzing,Shea Xuejiao Fan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 113748909X
ISBN 13: 9781137489098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Expatriates in China Book Review:

Providing fresh perspectives on managing expatriates in the changing host country of China, this book investigates expatriate management from a language and identity angle. The authors’ multilingual and multicultural backgrounds allow them to offer a solid view on the best practices towards managing diverse groups of expatriates, including Western, Indian, and ethnic Chinese employees. With carefully considered analysis which incorporates micro and macro perspectives, together with indigenous Chinese and Western viewpoints, this book explores topics that include the importance of the host country language, expatriate adjustment, ethnic identity confirmation, acceptance and identity. The book presents a longitudinal yet contemporary snapshot of the language, culture, and identity realities that multinational corporation subsidiary employees are facing in China in the present decade (2006-2016). It will thus be an invaluable resource for International Management scholars, those involved in HRM and other practitioners, as well as business school lecturers and students with a strong interest in China.

China s Global Engagement

China s Global Engagement
Author: Jacques deLisle,Avery Goldstein
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 0815729707
ISBN 13: 9780815729709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Global Engagement Book Review:

Assessing China's rapidly changing role on the international stage China is again undergoing a period of significant transition. Internally, China's leaders are addressing challenges to the economy and other domestic issues after three decades of dramatic growth and reforms. President Xi Jinping and other leaders also are refashioning foreign policy to better fit what they see as China's place in the world. This has included a more proactive approach to trade and related international economic affairs, a more vigorous approach to security matters, and a more focused engagement on international cultural and educational affairs. In this volume, China specialists from around the world explore key issues raised by a changing China’s interaction with a changing world. They chronicle China’s emergence as a more capable actor whose engagement is reshaping international affairs in many dimensions. These include: global currency and trading systems; patterns of cooperation and competition in technological innovation; economic and political trends in the developing world; the American-led security order in the Asia-Pacific region; the practice of international military and humanitarian intervention; the use of naval power; the role of international law in persistent territorial and maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas; the international human rights regime; the circulation of Chinese talent trained abroad; a more globalized film industry; and programs to reshape global cultural awareness about China through educational initiatives. Across these diverse areas, China’s capacity—and desire—to influence events and outcomes have risen markedly. The results so far are mixed, and the future trajectory remains uncertain. But across the wide range of issues addressed in this book, China has become a major and likely an enduring participant.

Multinational Companies from Japan

Multinational Companies from Japan
Author: Robert Fitzgerald,Chris Rowley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 131736841X
ISBN 13: 9781317368410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multinational Companies from Japan Book Review:

Since the bursting of Japan’s bubble economy, from 1990 onwards, its multinational companies (MNCs) have faced new competitive challenges, and questions about the management practices on which they had built their initial success in global markets. Japanese engagement in the international economy has undergone a number of phases. Historically, Japanese MNCs learnt from foreign companies, frequently through strategic alliances. After the post-war ‘economic miracle’, Japanese manufacturers in particular converted themselves into MNCs, transferred their home-grown capabilities to overseas subsidiaries, and made an impact on the world economy. But the period after 1990 marked declining Japanese competitiveness, and asked questions about the ability of Japanese MNCs to be more responsive and global in their strategies, organization, and capabilities. It has been argued that the established management practices of Japanese MNCs inhibited adaptation to recent demands of global competition. This volume presents new case evidence on how Japanese MNCs have responded to the new challenges of the global market place, and it provides examples of how they have transformed strategies and competitive capabilities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

The Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative
Author: Liu Weidong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 0429824068
ISBN 13: 9780429824067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Belt and Road Initiative Book Review:

The Belt and Road Initiative (hereafter BRI) of China has attracted worldwide attention and participation, causing a lot of debate over its implications for international society. Although it is still in a budding stage, the BRI seems to afford a framework for an increasing number of countries to explore jointly new international economic governance mechanisms and offer significant opportunities for them to cope jointly with global challenges. Taking a globalization perspective and tracking the ancient silk roads, this book tries to examine the general context in which the BRI is raised and implemented, arguing that this Chinese initiative, instead of replacing existing international cooperation mechanisms, is a call for the reform and development of neoliberal globalization and will open up a new era of inclusive globalization. Inclusive globalization is neither an overturning nor a simple continuation of neoliberal globalization but rather a proposal capable of addressing the problems of existing globalization. The difference between them lies in the fact that globalization cannot only serve the "spatial fix" of capital but also has to meet the needs of living people. The book also addresses a number of major issues on building the Belt and Road and contains Chinese media’s interviews with the author on various BRI issues. Given the author has been intensively involved in the study of and planning for the BRI, the book offers a valuable academic insight into this Chinese initiative.

Southeast Asia s Chinese Businesses in an Era of Globalization

Southeast Asia s Chinese Businesses in an Era of Globalization
Author: Leo Suryadinata
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9812304010
ISBN 13: 9789812304018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southeast Asia s Chinese Businesses in an Era of Globalization Book Review:

Addresses the rise of China and its impacts on Southeast Asia's economies and businesses, especially on those of ethnic Chinese. Also discusses Southeast Asian government policies, particularly their economic and business policies, towards local Chinese, and Southeast Asian Chinese businesses, both conglomerates and SMEs, in an era of globalization.