The New Asian Corporation. Managing for the Future in Post–Crisis Asia

  • ID: 2214620
  • Book
  • Region: Asia
  • 286 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provoked by the region′s recent economic crisis and the consequences of encroaching globalization, many Asian companies have reinvented themselves. They′ve sought out new sources of profit, tightened their focus, and reengineered processes to boost productivity and quality. The new Asian corporation has emerged...stronger than ever.

As Asian corporations shift perceptibly toward Western–style management practice, strategic focus, and accountability, companies currently engaged in or contemplating doing business in Asia––or facing competition from Asia––would do well to take heed of business model innovation in Asia or risk being left behind.

From his extraordinary vantage point, Manila–based business executive and author Michael Hamlin takes a close look at the revolutionary new business models Asia′s best companies are adopting and the challenges they still face. He analyzes the key forces currently impacting Asian economies and provides a strategic overview of what it will take to compete and thrive in Asia over the next two decades. He examines the practices that will drive Asian growth in the new millennium and presents specific strategies Western managers can use to best their Asian competitors or to successfully expand into the new Asian market.

The New Asian Corporation provides in–depth portraits of Asia′s leading companies including organizational structures and market strategies. U.S. managers of Asian, North American, and European companies will find solid information on what their strongest competitors are doing as well as guidelines for expanding into Asian markets via joint ventures and subsidiary companies. Financial analysts, investors, and students of international business will gain unmatched insight into what will drive Asian growth in the new millennium.
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Acknowledgements The Author

Introduction: Emerging from Crisis

Part One: The New Asia

1. Transition to Excellence

2. The New Asia: What′s Different and What′s Not

Part Two: The New Asian Corporation

3. Rising from the Ashes

4. Guanxi, Mergers and Acquisitions, and the New Asian Corporation

5. Building Corporate Identity and Influence

Part Three: A Shift to Strategy

6. The Shift to Strategy: Betting the Company

7. The First Source of Competitiveness: Productivity and Innovation

8. The Second Source of Competitiveness: Market Industry

Part Four: Pressing Asian Realities

9. Training and Education: The Innovation Factor

10. The New Transparency: Managing Global Equity Flows

Part Five: What Comes Next?

11. Asia in the New Century

References Index
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"Undaunted by Asia′s near–term financial crisis and other trials, Michael Hamlin has peered into the future of the new Asian corporation. What he foresees is a powerful transformation led by innovative, well–managed companies that are revitalizing the region––making it stronger, wiser, and fiercely competitive." ––Fred Wiersema, author of Customer Intimacy, and coauthor of The Discipline of Market Leaders.

"Mike Hamlin plunges into the real world to come up with lessons from crisis managers coping with an ever–increasingly unpredictable world." ––Antonio R. Samson, senior vice president, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

"Several of the case examples represent truly leading–edge thinking and will challenge and inspire business model innovators in Europe and the U.S., as well as those in Asian markets."––Adrian Slywotzky, author of Value Migration
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