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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Asian Management in Transition

Emerging Themes

ISBN 9780230007741
Publication Date November 2006
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Asian Management in Transition provides a comparative examination of business and management in Asia. It examines the impact of both globalization and national managerial cultures on managerial development and practices and assesses the varying responses to global challenges made by economies with different managerial heritages.

SAMIR CHATTERJEE is Professor of International Management in the School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. He has taught at several universities in Europe, USA and Asia, including the University of Warwick in the UK, the Thunderbird School of International Management in the USA and Hokkaido University in Japan.

ALAN NANKERVIS is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the author of a successful Australian textbook, Strategic HRM (4th edition).

PART ONE: OVERVIEW - Asian Management in a Changing World; S.Chatterjee& A.Nankervis - Convergence and Divergence: A Model of Management in Asia; S.Chatterjee& A.Nankervis - PART TWO: THE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES OF LARGE ASIAN NATIONS - Managing Global Integration, National Values and Local Developments in China; A.Nankervis& L.Ngok - Bridging the Gap Between Potential and Performance: Challenges of Indian Management; S.Chatterjee - Managing Long Traditions and Innovations for Sustainable Development in Japan; R.Grainger& T.Miyamoto - PART THREE: THE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES OF SMALL AND DYNAMIC ASIAN NATIONS - Managing Industrial Development Through Learning, the Family and Competition in South Korea; R.Grainger& S.Ananthram - Managing Pluralism, Development and Modernisation in Malaysia; H.Singleton - Managing the Entrepreneurial Culture in Singapore; S.Choo - PART FOUR: THE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE OF COMPLEX ASIAN NATIONS - Managing the Process of Continuity-in-Change in Thailand; B.Sheehan& V.Egan - Managing Complexity, Paradox and Transformation in Indonesia; H.Singleton& A.Nankervis - CONCLUSION - Dynamic and Divergent Asian Management Responses to Convergent Global Imperatives; S.Chatterjee& A.Nankervis - Glossary of Terms

SUBRAMANIAM ANANTHRAM Lecturer in Management, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
STEPHEN CHOO Senior Research Fellow, Graduate School of Management, University of Western Australia, Australia
VICTOR EGAN Lecturer in Management, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
RICHARD GRAINGER Head of the School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
TADAYUKI MIYAMOTO Lecturer in International Management, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
LEE NGOK Executive Director of Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
BRIAN SHEEHAN Former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
HELEN SINGLETON Research Associate at the School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia


'This is an ambitious and intellectually stimulating work. The authors identify an emergent Asian paradigm of business management embedded in the unique institutional and cultural settings of eight national societies. Their analysis takes the reader beyond simple stereotypes of 'Asian Values'. They explain 'entrepreneurial development' as a product of shifting socio-political transformations in each country. The authors combine originality in analysis with a comprehensive and reliable historical account of the socio-political evolution of each national business system.' - Ray Loveridge, Said Business School, Oxford, UK
'Asian Management in Transition offers a concise introduction to each of these nation's usages and is both user-friendly and readable. The coverage of their practices and their responses to the challenges of globalization is of a high order. The book is eminently suitable for undergraduate and MBA courses specifically directed towards the Asia Pacific region. It may be recommended for both students and practitioners who need to become better acquainted with Asian management.' - Malcolm Warner, Professor and Fellow Emeritus, Wolfson College and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
'In this book a group of expert regional insiders has made a successful attempt to analyze contemporary management issues in Asia in their socio-economic and cultural setting. A rich source for both Western and Asian students and businessmen, who want to acquaint and update themselves about the rapidly changing world of business in Asia.' - Joop Stam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
'Drawing on the long and varied experiences of teaching and consulting in Asia, the editors have outlined the subtlety of culture, society and competitive conditions with an integrative model of considerable insight. I strongly recommend this book for people interested in furthering their understanding about Asian enterprise management.' - Professor Fuming Wang, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
'An excellent review of current Asian management practice taking account of the historic, cultural and economic changes, it highlights individual, organizational and societal influences. Conceptually grounded and effectively presented, deeply researched but accessibly written, this book provides valuable insights for practitioners and academics alike. [It is] a book which gets to the heart of business development in Asian today.' - David Kimber, Associate Professor, School of Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and the IESEG Business School, Catholic University of Lille, France
'This text provides a timely and comprehensive treatment of management issues in the world's most dynamic region. Its strength lies in its understanding of the cultural diversity within the region. The wide geographical coverage, including India and China, will benefit any student of business and management who wishes to gain a deeper understanding into the unique and changing management culture of the region.' - Dr Stuart Barrett, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK
'Asian Management in Transition is a significant contribution to the understanding of business and management in major Asian economies. It offers an in-depth analysis of the fundamental changes that have occurred both in business environments and in business practices in Asia, and the economic and business interaction that has taken place among Asian economies in the globalization process.' - Xiaowen Tian, Nottingham University Business School, UK
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