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As companies are taking more autonomous control over their business and HR strategies, the time has come to examine recent developments in business organization in China. The author explores the growing strength of the private sector, the changes this has caused, and the global competition that industries are facing.


Description

As companies are taking more autonomous control over their business and HR strategies, the time has come to examine recent developments in business organization in China. The author explores the growing strength of the private sector, the changes this has caused, and the global competition that industries are facing.


Reviews


Schuler Testimonial for Professor Fang's latest book Competition, Strategy and Management in China, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2007. 
 
"Professor Fang Lee Cooke has demonstrated once again the breath and depth of her knowledge about the business environment of China, as well as her ability to write in an engaging manner.  In this book she has provided particularly interesting insights into competition, strategy and management in China, both by Chinese firms and non-Chinese firms.  Her in-depth analysis of four major industries is an especially valuable contribution for all readers.  In the third part of this book Professor Fang offers many insights into FDI flows, both into and out of China.  This book is filled with an abundance of highly relevant tables and figures, and is extremely well-documented.  I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in learning as much about China as possible.
 
Filled with insight and extremely well documented. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in learning as much about China as possible."
 
Randall S. Schuler, Professor of Strategic International Human Resource Management, Rutgers University and GSBA Zurich

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'This well-written addition by a leading expert in the area to the volume of work on China is to be welcomed by more than just Sinologists as it takes a broad approach to cover competition, strategy and human resource management in a selection of businesses sectors at both industry and enterprise levels. The breadth and depth of its analysis are to be congratulated and make it stand out among a growing field.'
Professor Rowley
BA, MA (Warwick), DPhil (Oxford)
Subject Leader, HRM& OB Group
Director, Centre for Research in Asian Management
Editor, Asia Pacific Business Review (www.informa.com/APBR)
Series Editor, Asian Studies(www.chandospublishing.com)
Cass Business School
City University
106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

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–        'Skillfully written by a leading expert, Competition, Strategy and Management in China takes a broad approach to cover a selection of business sectors at both industry and enterprise levels. The breadth and depth of its analysis are to be congratulated and distinguish the book amidst a growing field.'
 
Professor Chris Rowley, Subject Leader of the HRM& OB Group, Cass Business School. Director, Centre for Research in Asian Management.
 
 
–        'Filled with insight and extremely well documented. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in learning as much about China as possible.'
 
 
Professor Randall S. Schuler, Professor of Strategic International Human Resource Management, Rutgers University and GSBA Zurich
 
–        'A combination of human capital considerations and the focused assessment of key industries make this book a 'stand-out'.'
 
Professor Marie Wilson, Head of Management and Employment Relations at the University of Auckland Business School, NZ.


Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: CONTEXT
Business Environment in China
Competition Pressure and Strategy of Chinese firms
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES
Automobile and Pharmaceutical Industry
Electronic and Information Technology Industry
Retail and Exhibition Industry
PART THREE: HRM AND TRANS-NATIONAL FIRMS
International M&A in China: driving forces, barriers and implications for HRM
Chinese Outward FDI: driving forces, strategies, and implications for HRM
Conclusions


Authors

FANG LEE COOKE is Professor of Human Resource Management and Chinese Studies at Manchester Business School, UK.