Category: Management

Company Culture in Building a Strong and Stable Workforce in China

Chinese employees value companies with a clear vision and leaders they can admire and trust.  By Christine Raynaud and Angie Eagan  In today’s knowledge economy and environment of economic globalization, corporate culture has become an important competitive force in recruiting...

/ November 8, 2013

What a China Team Needs

By Janet Carmosky Consider the scale, the scope, and the stakes of the engagement of American businesses with China today: it’s a regional base, a place to tap engineering and manufacturing resources, an important market, and a breeding ground for...

/ August 13, 2013

Leading a Cross-Cultural Workplace

Blending Chinese and Western management styles can help business leaders operate effectively across borders. By Mary Rezek In a global business environment, never has the need been greater for business leaders to be effective and authentic in culturally diverse markets....

/ August 9, 2013

A New Labor Era: Higher Costs and Greater Pressures

Recent labor unrest may bring more challenges ahead for foreign companies operating or investing in China. by Luming Chen and Samuel Estreicher A series of labor conflicts erupted in China in 2010. Various foreign-invested factories concentrated in China’s coastal areas...

Creating an Innovative Talent Pool

Though China’s pool of scientific talent has expanded in recent years, the country must now focus on raising the pool’s quality and using it effectively.by Denis Fred Simon and Cong Cao Intense international competition and an increased emphasis on innovation...

/ November 2, 2009

Developing the Next Generation of Chinese Business Leaders

To ensure the long-term success of their business in China, companies must learn how to identify and develop high-potential individuals among local staff.by William C. ByhamMost multinational corporations (MNCs) do not have enough local leaders to manage their growing businesses...

/ November 1, 2009

China’s Emerging Role in Global Outsourcing

China’s outsourcing providers are improving their quality, setting the stage for the country to become a top world player.by Ning WrightChina has made major strides in laying the groundwork for a diverse and successful outsourcing industry in recent years. Central...

/ November 1, 2009

Fraud in Hard Times

Many of the measures a company should take to prevent fraud in tough times should already be in place. by Frank Hawke The incidence of fraud or, more broadly, noncompliance increases during times of economic stress for many reasons. Individuals...

/ September 1, 2009

The Great Look Forward: China’s HR Evolution

The future of effective human resources management in China lies beyond the challenges of recruiting, training, and retaining qualified workers. The engine of international commerce is roaring in China, yet its enormous population belies the fact that the country lacks qualified...

/ July 1, 2007

Managing Business Risks

Wise companies prepare for—and minimize their exposure to—risks when investing in China. On the surface, China appears to be one vast market with a strong central government. But deeper down, China is a conglomerate of disparate markets that vary in their...

/ November 1, 2006