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New Horizons in Asian Management
Emerging Issues and Critical Perspectives
 
 
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09 Nov 2007
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In the wake of Asia's 1997 financial crisis, a number of books appeared, purporting to explain why Asia failed. Now in the early 21st Century, it seems that the tide has turned and once again Asia offers scope not just for economic activity, but also for new research on its recent vicissitudes. Contrary to functionalist perspective dealing with the practical concerns of multinational corporations, we offer a 'critical' perspective which explores 'tensions' in social processes caused by a triad of forces-micro-corporate, macro-societal and actor-related. Specifically, we seek to reinterpret realities on the ground in terms of social and historical contexts, and to understand them as part of the social process evolving in that particular geographical area. We aim to return key issues to the critical evaluation of academics and interested parties - issues such as power relations, the social voices often neglected in discussions of business and management, and the meaning and implications of management and business as social process acting within and across social contexts.


Description

In the wake of Asia's 1997 financial crisis, a number of books appeared, purporting to explain why Asia failed. Now in the early 21st Century, it seems that the tide has turned and once again Asia offers scope not just for economic activity, but also for new research on its recent vicissitudes. Contrary to functionalist perspective dealing with the practical concerns of multinational corporations, we offer a 'critical' perspective which explores 'tensions' in social processes caused by a triad of forces-micro-corporate, macro-societal and actor-related. Specifically, we seek to reinterpret realities on the ground in terms of social and historical contexts, and to understand them as part of the social process evolving in that particular geographical area. We aim to return key issues to the critical evaluation of academics and interested parties - issues such as power relations, the social voices often neglected in discussions of business and management, and the meaning and implications of management and business as social process acting within and across social contexts.


Contents

Introduction; D.Sharpe & H.Hasegawa
Asian Collectivism and Ethical Decision-making; F.Li
Assignment China: Three Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Western Managers; D W.Lund & M C.Barker
Financial Management and Accounting in State Islamic Religious Councils in Malaysia: A Ground Theory; A.Rahman & A.Goddard
Managerial Perceptions of the Business Environment within the Energy Service Industry: Cross-national Comparison of China, Singapore and Malaysia; Y.Tan
Corporate Social Responsibility in China: The Enterprise and the Environment; R. Taylor
Appropriation of EMS Standards in Thailand; E.Lauridsen & U.Jorgensen
Development of Audit Objectives in the Context of the People's Republic of China; J.Brand & F.Maier
Overt Age Discrimination in Thailand: The Ethical Role of Multinational Corporations in Human Resource Practices; C.Inma
Competition in Globalizing Markets, and the Relationships between the Korean state and Corporate Power; D.J.Kim & Y.C.Kim


Authors

DIANA SHARPE is Associate Professor of Management at Monmouth University, USA, and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Women and Work, Rutgers University.

HARUKIYO HASEGAWA is Professor of Business Studies at Doshida Business School (Kyoto) and Honorary Professor of Japanese Business at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests are in corporate labour in Asia and global human resource management.