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.
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
"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