Posts Tagged ‘Management’

Sometimes Managing People in China Sucks. Get Over It.

Friday, January 27, 2012 9:51 2 Comments

Just finished reading the HBR blog post Truth Without Tears in China, written by Frank T. Gallo of Aon Hewitt in Beijing, and it is a PRIME example for me of how expats managing in China need to understand a few fundamental facts about managing in China 1) Chinese(born and trained) employees expect to be […]

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Are Chinese Managers Better Than, Equal to, or Less Than Western Managers?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 14:05 3 Comments

It is a topic that has been debated in many a bar, and on many a blog. The quality of Chinese management. The Institute of Leadership & Management has just release a very interesting report (PDF Here) on Western and Chinese managers. Specifically, they set out to see just how far back Chinese managers were […]

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Competitive Business Intelligence in China.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 20:17 4 Comments

Last week while sitting around my mom’s table in Portland, I picked up an article in the local paper (The Oregonian) and had a bit of a laugh when reading the article More firms hire snoops to get edge on rivals Speaking about this growing industry in the U.S., the article looked at just what […]

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Heidrick & Struggles Report on Corporate Governance in China

Thursday, October 4, 2007 0:23 No Comments

Heidrick & Struggles and Fudan University have just put out what is one of the best pieces I have seen on corporate governance and boards of directors in China. Part of its Asia Pacific Thought Leadership Collection the Benchmarking Corporate Governance in China report (PDF Here) highlights findings of more than 100 companies in China […]

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Open Discussion: China’s Labor Law

Monday, July 9, 2007 4:59 2 Comments

Moving to China for many rests on their ability to save money, and as we all know the cost and availability of labor have been one of the key considerations for investing in China. So, when the new labor law drafts were being reviewed, managers up and down the east coast began to sweat bullets… […]

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The Halfpat Life – Devrim

Thursday, July 5, 2007 0:28 No Comments

Originally hailing from Turkey, Devrim came to Shangahi via Phoenix and New York and has been in town for the last 2 years with a global logistics company (current assignment opening branch in Urumqi). Right now, the plan is for another 2 years, but his relationship with China has been “Love – Hate”, so sounds […]

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China’s Talent Pool: Warning, Lifeguard Not on Duty

Monday, June 4, 2007 4:21 1 Comment

HR in China is always a hot topic among myself, clients, friends, & employees, and it has been for everyday of my 5+ years in China. Last week, Shaun Rein of CMR expressed his opinions in the article How Multinationals Err In China The essentials of the article are best summarized by Freight Dawg’s Eric […]

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The Halfpat Life: Brian

Friday, May 25, 2007 2:35 No Comments

Brian has spent the last seven years in China, and is currently the Managing Partner of the Executive Search Group Orion China Originally coming to China for business opportunities, he sees no end in sight to his stay in China… Defaintely a good sign for his business. He already has a significant amount of experience […]

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