Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

Blogs, Bulletin Boards, and Business

To succeed in China, businesses must understand China’s social media environment by Kaiser Kuo By now it is clear that the social media revolution—which includes the emergence of blogs, YouTube, wikis (websites in which users can edit content), and social...

/ January 1, 2009

Reaching China’s Digital Consumers

Advertising and marketing in China must join the online revolution by Michael Meyer, David C. Michael, and Christoph Nettesheim Many people outside China believe that few mainland Chinese use digital devices beyond the mobile phone and that those who do,...

China Media Market Growth Drivers

Understanding the key drivers of China’s dynamic media market can help maximize media return on investment by Alex Abplanalp China’s explosive economic development since Deng Xiaoping initiated free market reforms in the late 1970s has transformed the country into one...

/ January 1, 2009

Unionization Drive Leaves Room for Compromise

China plans to unionize all foreign-invested enterprises by 2010, but companies can work with employees to achieve a relatively positive outcome by Andreas Lauffs and Jonathan Isaacs The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) last June formally announced a new...

Understanding China’s Middle Class

Targeting key segments of China’s diverse and rapidly emerging middle class will be crucial as household incomes rise by Kheehong Song and Allison Cui Gone are the days when companies looked at China as a monolithic land of 1 billion...

/ January 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

Beyond Codes of Conduct

Addressing Labor Rights Problems in Chinaby Robert J. RosoffThe attraction of doing business in China is undeniable. The country’s low labor costs, in particular, enable companies to manufacture apparel, footwear, toys, and many other products very cheaply. China is also...

/ March 1, 2004