Multinational companies in China

Multinational companies in China

: Navigating the eight common management pitfalls

by Xin Guo, Frank T Gallo
7th June, 2017

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This book explores some of the most common mistakes made by multinational companies doing business in China, in both cultural and managerial contexts. These shared mistakes could be as far-reaching as managing talent, local vs. global decision making, or could be as mundane as managing title, pay and performance. Many mistakes are rooted in a lack of understanding of the Chinese market in two areas: the unique talent and culture environment, and the immense opportunity potential. Very often, MNCs' global or local leaders lack the ability to make discretional decisions with one-size-fits-all approaches under the cloak of global consistency, or treating a China operation as one-of-the outfits (and a small one in the world revenue pool), even though they understand the market potential in theory. MNCs have enjoyed great success in China while many others have yet to realize their opportunities. China business continues to grow, and opportunities continue to develop. This book will guide business leaders on how to avoid the most common management pitfalls in China business, and will help the capitalize on the huge opportunity that remains in this region. Xin Guo is President and CEO of Career International, a leading HR service company in China. Prior to joining Career International, Mr. Guo was the Managing Director for Mercer Greater China and a global senior partner. During his ten-year tenure at Mercer, Mr. Guo held various leadership positions including Asia Pacific Human Capital business leader and Deputy Head for Asia Pacific, with the responsibility of leading Asia. In the past 20 years, he has held various management positions in the consulting industry both in the US and China. Mr. Guo graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautic with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Systems Engineering. He also received an MBA degree from University of San Francisco. 

Frank T. Gallo, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Calypso Consulting, a firm dedicated to improving the level of leadership in China. Frank has lived in China for 16 years and is the retired president of Watson Wyatt China. Frank is the author of the highly acclaimed Business Leadership in China: How to Blend Best Western Practice with Chinese Wisdom, Revised Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). His second book, Chinese Professional-Global Mindset was published by PHEI in April 2013. His most recent book is The Enlightened Leader: Lessons from China on the art of executive coaching (Emerald, 2015). Frank holds a Bachelor's Degree from Hofstra University and a Ph.D. in Organization Behavior from the Center for Applied Social Science at Boston University.

Details & Specs

Author: Xin Guo Frank T Gallo

Publisher: Emerald Publishing

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781787145481

Publication Date: 7th June, 2017

Pages: 195

Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 17 mm

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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