Leadership and management in China: Philosophies, theories, and practices

Chao Chuan Chen, Yueh Ting Lee

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With the rise of China in the global economy, it has never been more important for business leaders to understand Chinese leadership philosophies and practices. This is the first book to explain how ancient Chinese thinking and Western ideas have shaped the development of leadership styles in China. Leadership theories associated with Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, the Arts of War, and the writings of Mao and Deng are analysed by both Chinese and Western experts. To set this in a modern business context, the book includes interviews with top executives, who reflect on how their business values are affected by ancient Chinese philosophers, modern Chinese leaders, and Western management writers and thinkers. The book also includes research on paternalistic leadership as practised by business leaders in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages307
ISBN (Electronic)9780511753763
ISBN (Print)9780521879613
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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