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The Multinational Corporation in China. Controlling Interests. Edition No. 1. Organization and Strategy

  • ID: 2213278
  • Book
  • August 2006
  • Region: China
  • 260 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Multinational Corporation in China: Controlling Interests addresses the question of how multinational corporations control and coordinate their worldwide affiliates, with a fascinating inside story on contemporary China.
  • Focuses on dynamic management control processes by four large US multinational corporations of their China operations.
  • Based on the author’s own research, including personal interviews with senior managers, and discussions with consultants, lawyers, and government officials.
  • Reviews internal as well as publicly available company documents, and books, newspapers and periodicals dealing with relevant industries and with China.
  • Enables readers to understand how multinational corporations are managed.
  • Facilitates the development of a coherent theory of management control.
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Acknowledgments.

INTRODUCTION.

Part I: Theory and Context.

1 Control and Coordination within Multinational Corporations: The undeveloped state of theory.

2 Multinational Corporations in China: The institutional context.

Part II: The Cases.

3 “According to Plan”: Control and coordination through the discipline of planning in an American multinational corporation in China.

4 “Control and Coordination through Goals”: The role of a paramount corporate goal in managing an American multinational corporation in China.

5 “Global Replication”: Coordination through the discipline of replication of organizational processes in an American multinational corporation in China.

6 “The Genetics of an Operating System”: Control and coordination through the transmission of shared management processes in an American multinational corporation in China.

Part III: Comparison and Analysis across the Cases.

7 Cross-Case Comparison Summary.

8 Setting Goals, Selecting Strategies, and Adopting Organizational Forms.

9 Controlling and Coordinating People: Human resources management policies and practices.

10 Control and Coordination of Money and Factories: Finance and manufacturing.

11 Control and Coordination of Responses to China’s Institutional Environments.

Conclusion: Informing the Theory and Practice of Control and Coordination in the Multinational Corporation.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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Stephen Todd Rudman San Francisco State University.
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