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Palgrave Studies in Chinese Management

Leadership of Chinese Private Enterprises

Insights and Interviews

Authors: Tsui, Anne, Zhang, Yingying, Chen, Xiao-Ping

  • Offers exclusive interviews with thirteen exemplary Chinese entrepreneurs
  • Proposes new model of how to achieve their success
  • Provides in-depth account of their experiences
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About this book

This original book presents in-depth research into thirteen successful Chinese private enterprises through interviews with their founder-entrepreneurs. While Chinese economic growth has focused primarily on governmental policies and institutional factors, Leadership of Chinese Private Enterprises proposes that the success of these firms was primarily due to the ‘visible hands’ of these entrepreneurs. The authors present insights into the managerial realities of four separate industries- Financial and insurance, IT and e-commerce, construction and real estate, and consumer goods. Through a critical evaluation of interviews, this book identifies the managerial recipe for entrepreneurial success in competitive and inhospitable environments and offers a model of private firm leadership and leadership principles that guide their strategies and relationships.

About the authors

Anne Tsui is the founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), the 67th President of Academy of Management, and Editor for Academy of Management Journal and Management and Organization Review. An award winning researcher, she has taught at Duke University, University of California, Irvine, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Arizona State University. Currently, she is a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, U.S. and Peking University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Yingying Zhang is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at CUNEF (Complutense University of Madrid), Spain, where she is also Director of the Centre for Knowledge and Innovation. Previously she was a visiting professor at Göttingen University, Germany, Tec Monterrey University, Mexico, Harvard and Northeastern Universities, US, and EAN University, Colombia, amongst others.

Xiao-Ping Chen is Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair Professor at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, US. She is a Fellow at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Editor-in-Chief for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Editor-in-Chief for Management Insights. She was the second president of IACMR and the author of eight Chinese books.

Reviews

“This truly outstanding book provides a much needed account of Chinese private enterprises as they move onto the world stage. The authors offer a managerial narrative of the rise of China’s private sector, and rich and rare panoply of insightful interviews with leaders of major Chinese corporations. We see a new generation of leaders, with the vision necessary to establish Chinese private corporations at the cutting edge of technological change and organizational performance.” (Victor Nee, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology, Cornell University, USA)

“This book provides a unique insight into China’s star private firms, which have achieved remarkable success under often adverse conditions.  It highlights the role in that success of their leaders’ ability to reflect, to learn and adapt. This book offers extremely important lessons for all who are practicing and studying leadership.” (John Child, Chair of Commerce, University of Birmingham, UK)

“The entrepreneurs have been the major driving force for China's economic success of the part three and half decades. This book provides both vivid stories and analytical conception of how the top private industrial leaders of China have survived and thrived in a legally unfriendly business environment.” (Weiying Zhang, Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University, China) 

“This book promises to be inspirational by presenting fascinating stories of legendary Chinese private business leaders attesting the tremendous transformative power of the Chinese entrepreneurial spirit. This book will be a great source of insight for practicing Chinese leadership as well as for scholarship and research.” (Chao C. Chen, Professor of Management and Global Business, Rutgers University, USA)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Chinese Private Enterprises: Evolution and Challenges for Leadership

    Tsui, Anne S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Leadership Insights from Published Studies on Chinese Top Executives

    Tsui, Anne S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-82

  • Building a Company with Teamwork and Co-operation, Diversity and Unity

    Tsui, Anne S. (et al.)

    Pages 85-104

  • Learning About Wars When Fighting in Wars

    Tsui, Anne S. (et al.)

    Pages 105-120

  • Changing with Your Needs, Changing with the Situation

    Tsui, Anne S. (et al.)

    Pages 121-142

Buy this book

eBook £96.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40235-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £120.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40233-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leadership of Chinese Private Enterprises
Book Subtitle
Insights and Interviews
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Chinese Management
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40235-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-40235-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40233-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 408
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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