Big in Asia -25 strategies for business success
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|Companies operating in post-crisis Asia find themselves confronted by obstacles that hinder development and progress. Written by two leading analysts, this book identifies the transformation of the competitive landscape in Asia. By focusing on the main difficulties faced by companies it provides a series of strategies for business success and show how to avoid failure in Asia. This is an essential guide for companies who wish to make it big in Asia.|
Part I: HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Strategy 1: Information is Power
Strategy 2: Know the Firm, Know the Family: Dealing with Asian Firms
Strategy 3: Understand Asia's Overseas Chinese
Strategy 4: Understand Asia's Overseas Indians
Strategy 5: Dealing with Information Ambiguity, Local Consultants & Accounting Firms
Part II: ON THE GROUND
Strategy 6: Network like a Local; Negotiate like a Westerner
Strategy 7: Taking the M&A Route?
Strategy 8: Managing the Partnership with the Southeast Asian Firm
Strategy 9: Managing the Partnership with the Northeast Asian Firm
Strategy 10: Avoid Post-Acquisition Trauma
Part III: BUILDING UP
Strategy 11: Send the Right People
Strategy 12: Cross the Cultural Divide
Strategy 13: Managing Change
Strategy 14: Intellectual Property Abuse: Contain the Risks
Strategy 15: Selling Consulting Services in Asia
Part IV: STAYING UP
Strategy 16: Tilt the Playing Field
Strategy 17: 'Think Global; Act Local' - but how far?
Strategy 18: Caveat Emptor: Beware the Banks of Asia
Strategy 19: Avoid Blood Loss as a Minority Shareholder
Strategy 20: China! Cut through the Gloss
Part V: STAYING CLEAN
Strategy 21: Negotiate the Law in Asia: Bankruptcy, Contracts & Defamation
Strategy 22: Ethical Traps on the Road to being Big in Asia
Strategy 23: Corruption: The Business Practice that Dare not Speak its Name
Strategy 24: Dancing with the Devil: Doing Business with Asia's Politicians and their Families
Strategy 25: When things go Wrong...
MICHAEL BACKMAN is an author, business analyst and columnist who specialises in Asian corporate practice. He has a reputation for hard-hitting, independent and highly detailed Asian business analysis. Singapore's Prime Minister cited him in his 1998 National Day Address as an 'expert' on overseas Chinese and he has been described in the Australian Financial Review as 'the brilliant writer on regional business strategies.' He is the author of the international bestseller, Asian Eclipse: Exposing the Dark Side of Business in Asia that was named by the Economist as one of the sixteen finest general non-fiction books published for the year. He writes a regular Asian business column for the Melbourne Age newspaper and has authored numerous articles for The Times of London, International Herald Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has lived and worked in Asia.
CHARLOTTE BUTLER heads the research team at the Euro-Asia Centre, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Her extensive research output over the last ten years has centred on a range of management issues in the Asia-Pacific region covering strategy, marketing and organisational development. In particular, her field-based work focuses on the growth of entrepreneurial firms in Asia, and the influence of cross-cultural issues on joint ventures in the region. Most recently, she has investigated managing change with reference to the Asian economic crisis, and the subsequent restructuring of the region's industries.
A winner in the 2001 International MBA Case Competition, Charlotte Butler has published over fifty case studies and articles that are used by both students and practitioners of business. She is also co-author of Managers & Mantras, published in 2000 and praised for its ability to address a range of management issues within the context of telling a fascinating story of one company's quest for survival. Her latest book, Dare to Do, charts the evolution of a leading Asian conglomerate.
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