Doing Business in China
Routledge – 2009 – 304 pages
Aimed specifically at Western and non-Chinese businesses and managers this book offers a theoretical framework for understanding Chinese business culture and a practical guide to business practices, market conditions, negotiations, organizations, networks and the business environment in China and the factors that can lead to business success.
The authors guide the reader through the processes of market entry, marketing and managing operations in this unique social and cultural context by including:
Building on the strengths of the first two editions with new case studies, updated discussion of the evolving marketplace and its interactions with government and a new chapter on business law, the third edition of Doing Business in China will continue to be the number one resource for students of international business and management studies and practitioners with an eye on China.
"Doing Business in China is in its third edition and has become acknowledged as the bible (or dao) for laowai seeking to crack the China market. […] As a book, Doing Business in China, captures the reality, ambiguity, and paradoxical nature of China in a way that few others have achieved." -- Anton Kris & Byron Keating, China Review International, Vol 16: 1, (2009)
Introduction 1. The Road to Cathay 2. Through a Glass Darkly: China from a Western Perspective 3. The Furniture of the Mind 4. Relationships and Government 5. Business and the Law: Ethical Interlude 6. Creating Harmony: Alternative Venture Formats in PRC 7. The Marketing Mix 8. The Marketing Process 9. Rightness and Correct Form: The Yi and Li of Relationships in China 10. Doing Business with the Sojurners: the Overseas Chinese Communities 11. China and the World 12. Western and Chinese Commercial Thinking
Tim Ambler is Senior Fellow at the London Business School.
Morgen Witzel is Honourary Senior Fellow at the School of Business and Economics, University of Exeter, and editor-in chief of Corporate Finance Review.
Chao Xi is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.