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What can we learn from the way business is done in Asian cultures? The dominant management philosophy in the Asia-Pacific region is a Chinese one, emphasising Confucian values, the family and respect for authority. Does the enduring success of this approach have important lessons for us in the West, or is this management style increasingly redundant, as economies and companies internationalise and mature? This album visits several companies in Asia to explore the relationship between value systems and business management. This material forms part of The Open University course B822 Creativity, innovation and change.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 35 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 7th October 2009
  • Posted under Money & Business
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Track 1: Management in Chinese cultures

An introduction to this album.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Management in Chinese cultures    An introduction to this album. Play now Management in Chinese cultures
2 Clan-based networking    Exploring the relationship between Confucian values and the way companies do business in Asia. Play now Clan-based networking
3 Guanxi    How a form of business relationship that entails mutual obligation is a common way of starting up businesses in Asia. Play now Guanxi
4 East-West management    Asian companies are less hierarchical and therefore have better agility to compete in global market. Play now East-West management
5 Confucian values    How Chinese cultures emphasize group benefits and working towards a common goal. Play now Confucian values
6 Organisational creativity    The differences between Asian and Western workers when finding routes into creativity. Play now Organisational creativity
7 Learning from each other    Conclusions about the Chinese way of working. Play now Learning from each other

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