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Chinese Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa New Dynamics, New Synergies

Chinese Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa New Dynamics, New Synergies

Author: Terence Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Trade between China and Africa is increasing year on year, while the West increasingly debates the nature and implications of China's presence. Yet little research exists at organizational and community levels. While western press reporting is overwhelmingly negative, African governments mostly welcome the Chinese presence. But what happens at management level? How are Chinese organizations run? What are they bringing to communities? What is their impact on the local job market? How do they manage staff? How are they working with local firms? This book seeks to provide a theoretical framework for understanding Chinese organization and management in Africa, and to explore how their interventions are playing out at organizational and community level in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on rigorous empirical research exploring emerging themes in specific African countries, this book develops implications for management knowledge, education and training provision, and policy formulation. Importantly it seeks to inform future scholarship on China's management impact in the world generally, on Africa's future development, and on international and cross-cultural management scholarship. Primarily aimed at scholars of International Management, with an interest in China and/or in China in Africa, this important book will also be of great interest to those working in the area of Development Studies, International Politics, and International Relations.

China's Expansion in International Business The Geopolitical Impact on the World Economy

China's Expansion in International Business The Geopolitical Impact on the World Economy

Author: Peter Balaz, Stanislav Zabojnik, Lukas Harvanek Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

This comprehensive book is an introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. Capturing the overall development of the Chinese economy, the authors identify its key stages and unique features, but above all the geopolitical impact on the world economy and special focus on the European Union. The book explains the reasons behind China's economic success, drawing on factors such as education, urbanisation, the importance of energy policy and the innovation boom in international business of Chinese firms. Written by distinguished experts in the field, this definitive book brings new insights into the Chinese economy, with a unique focus on China's energy policy.

The Anime Boom in the United States Lessons for Global Creative Industries

The Anime Boom in the United States Lessons for Global Creative Industries

Author: Michal Daliot-Bul, Nissim Otmazgin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

The Anime Boom in the United States is a comprehensive and empirically grounded study of the expansion of anime marketing and sales into the United States. Using the example of Japanese animation, it examines the supporting organizational and cultural processes that constitute a transnational system for globalizing and localizing cultural commodities. Drawing on field research, survey data, and in-depth interviews with Japanese and American professionals in the animation industry, the authors investigate anime's arrival in the United States beginning in the 1960s, and explores the transnational networks of anime production and marketing as well as the cultural and artistic processes the genre has inspired. This detailed study of the anime boom in the United States is the starting point for a wider investigation of the globalization of contemporary culture and the way in which global creative industries operate in an age of media digitalization and convergence. It is an indispensable guide for all those interested in understanding the dynamics of power structures in cultural and media globalization.

Cross-Cultural Management With Insights from Brain Science

Cross-Cultural Management With Insights from Brain Science

Author: Mai (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Nguyen-Phuong-Mai Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

Cross-cultural Management explores a broad range of topics that are essential to provide students with a big picture perspective on the impact of culture on international business. It provides critical and in-depth information on how cultures, demographics, and beliefs influence the way business is conducted in different parts of the world, or even in the same office among employees from different backgrounds. The book begins with a critical introduction to cross-cultural communication and business etiquette. The latter parts explore important topics not typically found in cross-cultural management texts, such as diversity management, virtual teams, cross-cultural leadership competence, culturally responsive marketing, negotiation across borders, and cultural finance. Interdisciplinary insights from evolutionary biology, psychology and cultural neuroscience enhance the unique perspective offered in the book. With examples and cases that balance East-West perspectives, students of cross-cultural management, international management, and international business, will appreciate this valuable and engaging book.

Cross-Cultural Management With Insights from Brain Science

Cross-Cultural Management With Insights from Brain Science

Author: Mai (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Nguyen-Phuong-Mai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2019

Cross-cultural Management explores a broad range of topics that are essential to provide students with a big picture perspective on the impact of culture on international business. It provides critical and in-depth information on how cultures, demographics, and beliefs influence the way business is conducted in different parts of the world, or even in the same office among employees from different backgrounds. The book begins with a critical introduction to cross-cultural communication and business etiquette. The latter parts explore important topics not typically found in cross-cultural management texts, such as diversity management, virtual teams, cross-cultural leadership competence, culturally responsive marketing, negotiation across borders, and cultural finance. Interdisciplinary insights from evolutionary biology, psychology and cultural neuroscience enhance the unique perspective offered in the book. With examples and cases that balance East-West perspectives, students of cross-cultural management, international management, and international business, will appreciate this valuable and engaging book.

Management Practices in Asia Case Studies on Market Entry, CSR, and Coaching

Management Practices in Asia Case Studies on Market Entry, CSR, and Coaching

Author: Christiane Prange Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2019

Asia is a continent of contradictions and boundaries; it offers exciting business opportunities, but is also characterized by unpredictability and conflict. While flexibility and creativity are in the DNA of many startups in China, major players like Xiaomi and Alibaba have also emerged as global giants, challenging established global competitors. The authors of this book show that these companies are crossing various boundaries - between cultures, mindsets, and perspectives. At the same time, Western companies entering Asian markets face challenges that are very different from those on their home turf. This book addresses the needs of current and future managers doing business in Asia, who need to understand the individual, social and business challenges that can arise from crossing boundaries. The respective case studies provide essential insights on how several Asian companies have made impressive strides towards becoming established players; how the revival of local brands and growing pride in local products has become a major challenge for global competition; how the need to actively practice corporate social responsibility in Asian markets is currently challenging many companies; and how the need for individual and team coaching among the members of management to support a company's development has grown tremendously, calling for new solutions.

China's Belt and Road Initiative in a Global Context Volume I: A Business and Management Perspective

China's Belt and Road Initiative in a Global Context Volume I: A Business and Management Perspective

Author: Jawad Syed Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Bringing together a collection of interdisciplinary chapters on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, or also known as One Belt One Road), this book offers a comprehensive overview of the topic from a business and management perspective. With contributions from scholars based in Asia, Europe and North America, Volume I provides theoretical and empirical analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in relation to BRI. Key areas covered include economics and finance, history, trade, value chain and human resource and cross-cultural management, creating a useful tool for academics, as well as policy-makers and practitioners in China and other countries along the new Silk Road.

Leading International Teams A Guide to the New World Order

Leading International Teams A Guide to the New World Order

Author: Sue Canney Davison, Karen Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

How are the emerging markets changing the rules of international management? What we can learn from the cultures of teams in the BRIC or MINT countries and as globalisation is transforming world business how is it rewriting the rules of international team leadership. This is a brand new edition of one of the most influential books on international teams of the1990s by Sue Canney Davison and Karen Ward. What is distinctive about this book is that the absolute core messages of what makes collaboration work and how can teams most support it, are not new. At the same time, the book will show where the understanding and language about teams has moved to in the last 20 years. It will distinctively distil the accessible key actions that make a real difference to success. It will also present these in a much broader set of cultural contexts than has normally been the case. I t will move well beyond the previous focus on America, Europe and Japan as 'global' to bring in the BRICs, especially China, the Middle east, and the fact that, despite all its troubles, Africa is the continent likely to experience the most economic growth in the next few decades just as China's economy is forecast to rise to the size of India and US combined by 2050. The book will distinctively look at how do these cultures and economies approach multi-culturalism and international teams? It will examine the extent to which different cultural approaches to leadership and teams influence or change any of the 'team basics'. A reader will find a truly global approach in the breadth of examples, ideas and discussions.

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business

Author: Christina Lubinski Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2019

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business draws together a wide array of state-of-the-art research on multinational enterprises. The volume aims to deepen our historical understanding of how firms and entrepreneurs contributed to transformative processes of globalization. This book explores how global business facilitated the mechanisms of cross-border interactions that affected individuals, organizations, industries, national economies, and international relations. The 37 chapters span the Middle Ages to the present day, analyzing the emergence of institutions and actors alongside key contextual factors for global business development. Contributors examine business as a central actor in globalization, covering myriad entrepreneurs, organizational forms and key industrial sectors. Taking a historical view, the chapters highlight the intertwined and evolving nature of economic, political, social, technological and environmental patterns and relationships. They explore dynamic change as well as lasting continuities, both of which often only become visible-and can only be fully understood-when analyzed in the long run. With dedicated chapters on challenges such as political risk, sustainability, and economic growth, this prestigious collection provides a one-stop shop for a key business discipline.

The New Silk Road leads through the Arab Peninsula Mastering Global Business and Innovation

The New Silk Road leads through the Arab Peninsula Mastering Global Business and Innovation

Author: Anna Visvizi Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2019

Building on the tradition, promises and advances brought by the historical Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative launched by Chinese authorities in 2013 has the potential to re-draw the map of checks and balances in the global economy. The New Silk Road leads through the Arab Peninsula: Mastering Global Business and Innovation offers an in-depth inquiry into the origins, implications, opportunities and synergies that China's Belt and Road Initiative creates for stakeholders in both Asia and the Arab World. Acclaimed academics, practitioners and experts contribute to a fascinating overview of critical issues that emerge along the New Silk Road. Chapters address issues such as dispute resolution, the geopolitics of international business, the enabling role of sophisticated technologies, approaches to innovation promotion and cross-cultural collaboration. Case-studies featuring specific businesses and industries operating in the Belt and Road context further add to the empirical focus that this book offers. An essential resource for graduate and executive education in a range of fields, including international business, international political economy, strategic management, and applied computer science, this volume will also serve as an illuminating study for anyone interested in contemporary global affairs.

Contemporary International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region

Contemporary International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region

The increasing dominance of the Asia-Pacific region as a source of international business growth has created a dynamic and complex business environment. For this reason, a sound understanding of regional economies, communities and operational challenges is critical for any international business manager working in a global context. With an emphasis on 'doing business in Asia', Contemporary International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region addresses topics that are driving international business today. Providing content and research that is accessible to local and international students, this text introduces core business concepts and comprehensively covers a range of key areas, including trade and economic development, dimensions of culture, business planning and strategy development, research and marketing, and employee development in cross-cultural contexts. Written by authors with industry experience and academic expertise, Contemporary International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region is an essential resource for students of business and management.

Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China

Author: Jonathan Geldart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

As the world's second largest economy, China is becoming increasingly appealing to foreign businesses. As such, more and more businesses worldwide are actively seeking to trade and collaborate with Chinese businesses. However, the unique business environment, culture, and traditions make this a very challenging market for most foreigners. Doing Business in China is designed to make anyone exploring, starting or already doing business in China better aware of the cultural and business etiquettes necessary to succeed in this market. This concise and attractive book is a one-stop guide that aims to shed light on the intricacies of doing business in China.