Asian Business and Management (Sage Library in Business and Management)

Asian Business and Management (Sage Library in Business and Management)

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Much of our existing knowledge about business and management has evolved in the West, but the emergence of Asian firms as major players in the world economy is challenging business and management scholars to widen their focus. Asia represents a major source of variations in structure, behaviour and context - from cultural, institutional and political to social and economic. This affords new opportunities for testing existing theories of business and management and for driving the development of new ones. Japan has already provided a precedent for this, with much of the current state of the art in technology and operations management resting on Japanese management foundations. This major work presents a collection of seminal works on Asian business and management, carefully chosen by the editor on the basis of impact and expert nominations. The set consolidates key contributions from diverse sources and organizes articles by themes to enable better understanding of key areas. The editor's introduction reviews the included articles and identifies major streams of research within each theme. Volume One: Alliances, Joint Ventures Volume Two: Business Groups; Corporate Governance Volume Three: Context and Politics Volume Four: Culture Volume Five: Entry Volume Six: General Reviews, Perspectives, Methodology; Outward Foreign Direct Investment Volume Seven: HRM Volume Eight: Networks, Trust This major reference work includes a foreword by Ron Dore - a British sociologist specialising in Japanese economy and society and the comparative study of types of capitalism. He is an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and is a fellow of the British Academy, the Japan Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The citation for his eminent scholar award from the Academy of International Business describes him as "an outstanding scholar whose deep understanding of the empirical phenomena he studies and ability to build on it to develop theoretical contributions are highly respected not only by sociologists but also by economists, anthropologists, historians, and comparative business systems scholar".

About Author

Michael A. Witt is Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management at INSEAD (Singapore Campus) and an Associate in Research at the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Harvard University and an A.B. in International Relations and Japanese from Stanford University. Professor Witt has been studying Asia sine 1991. He speaks Japanese and Mandarin and has lived in Japan, China, and Singapore for more than half of that period. He further has a strong research interest in South Korea. Professor Witt's research studies cross-national variations in the ways of doing business. He has authored and edited a series of books and articles related to business in Asia, including the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems (Oxford University Press, with Gordon Redding). He became General Editor of Asian Business & Management in January 2012.


VOLUME ONE PART ONE: ALLIANCES, JOINT VENTURES Japanese Joint Ventures with Western Multinationals - L.T. Brown A.M. Rugman and A. Verbeke Synthesizing the Economic and Cultural Explanations of Failure Learning from Competing Partners - P. Dussauge, B. Garrette and W. Mitchell Outcomes and Durations of Scale and Link Alliances in Europe, North America and Asia Setting the Stage for Trust and Strategic Integration in Japanese-U.S. Co-Operative Alliances - J.L. Johnson et al Building Effective International Joint Venture Leadership Teams in China - J.T. Li et al Keiretsu Networks and Corporate Performance in Japan - J.R. Lincoln, M.L. Gerlach and C.L. Ahmadjian The Role of Trust and Contractual Safeguards on Co-Operation in Non-Equity Alliances - S.S. Lui and H.Y. Ngo Performance and Survival of Joint Ventures with Non-Conventional Ownership Structures - S. Makino and P.W. Beamish Local Knowledge Transfer and Performance - S. Makino and A. Delios Implications for Alliance Formation in Asia Alliance Structure and the Scope of Knowledge Transfer - J. Oxley and T. Wada Evidence from U.S.-Japan Agreements Influences on Foreign Equity Ownership Level in Joint Ventures in China - Y.G. Pan Acquiring Knowledge by Foreign Partners from International Joint Ventures in a Transition Economy - E.W.K. Tsang Learning-by-Doing and Learning Myopia How MNCs Choose Entry Modes and Form Alliances - D.K. Tse, Y.G. Pan and K.Y. Au The China Experience Antecedents and Effects of Parent Control in International Joint Ventures - A. Yan and B. Gray Bargaining Power, Management Control and Performance in U.S.- China Joint Ventures - A.M. Yan and B. Gray A Comparative Case Study VOLUME TWO PART ONE: BUSINESS GROUPS Project Execution Capability, Organizational Know-How and Conglomerate Corporate Growth I Late Industrialization - A.H. Amsden and T. Hikino The Co-Evolution of Institutional Environments and Organizational Strategies - M. Carney and E. Gedajlovic The Rise of Family Business Groups in the Asian Region Economic Performance of Group-Affiliated Companies in Korea - S.J. Chang and J. Hong Intragroup Resource-Sharing and Internal Business Transactions Structural Inertia, Imitation and Foreign Expansion - M.F. Guillen South Korean Firms and Business Groups in China, 1987-95 Engineering Growth - L.A. Keister Business Group Structure and Firm Performance in China's Transition Economy Estimating the Performance Effects of Business Groups in Emerging Markets - T. Khanna and J.W. Rivkin From Diversification Premium to Diversification Discount during Institutional Transitions - K. Lee and M.W. Peng PART TWO: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE A Clash of Capitalisms - C. L. Ahmadjian and G.E. Robbins Foreign Shareholders and Corporate Restructuring in 1990s Japan Corporate Governance in Asia - S. Claessens and J.P.H. Fan A Survey Outside Directors and Firm Performance during Institutional Transitions - M.W. Peng VOLUME THREE PART ONE: CONTEXT AND POLITICS Asia's Next Giant - Alice H. Amsden South Korea and Late Industrialization Developing Difference - N.W. Biggart and M.F. Guillen Social Organization and the Rise of the Auto Industries of South Korea, Taiwan, Spain and Argentina From Fiefs to Clans and Network Capitalism - M. Boisot and J. Child Explaining China's Emerging Economic Order Context, Comparison and Methodology in Chinese Management Research - J. Child Political Hazards, Experience and Sequential Entry Strategies - A. Delios and W.J. Henisz The International Expansion of Japanese Firms, 1980-1998 Will Global Capitalism Be Anglo-Saxon Capitalism? - R. Dore Institutional Governance Systems and Variations in National Competitive Advantage - A. Griffiths and R.F. Zammuto An Integrative Framework Market, Culture and Authority - Gary G. Hamilton and Nicole Woolsey Biggart A Comparative Analysis of Management and Organization in the Far East The Institutional Effects on Strategic Alliance Partner Selection in Transition Economies - M.A.D. Hitt et al China versus Russia Organizational Dynamics of Market Transition - V. Nee Hybrid Forms, Property Rights and Mixed Economy in China An Institution-Based View of International Business Strategy - M.W. Peng, D.Y.L. Wang and Y. Jiang A Focus on Emerging Economies Chinese Business Systems and the Challenges of Transition - Gordon Redding and Michael A. Witt Paradoxes of Organizational Theory and Research - O. Shenkar and M.A. Von Glinow Using the Case of China to Illustrate National Contingency Environment-Strategy Relationship and Its Performance Implications - J.J. Tan and R.J. Litschert An Empirical Study of the Chinese Electronics Industry The Social Construction of Business Systems in East Asia - R.D. Whitley VOLUME FOUR PART ONE : CULTURE Self or Group - P.C. Earley Cultural Effects of Training on Self-Efficacy and Performance The Impact of Culture on the Strategy of Multinational Enterprises - J.F. Hennart and J. Larimo Does National Origin Affect Ownership Decisions? Cultural Dimensions in Management and Planning - G. Hofstede A Quarter Century of Culture's Consequences - B.L. Kirkman, K.B. Lowe and C.B. Gibson A Review of Empirical Research Incorporating Hofstede's Cultural Values Framework Culture and the Self - H.R. Markus and S. Kitayama Implications for Cognition, Emotion and Motivation Do Organizational Cultures Replicate National Cultures? - R.E. Nelson and S. Gopalan Isomorphism, Rejection and Reciprocal Opposition in the Corporate Values of Three Countries Exploring Subcultural Differences in Hofstede's Value Survey - Y. Paul Huo and D.M. Randall The Case of the Chinese The Impact of National Culture and Economic Ideology on Managerial Work Values - D.A. Ralston et al A Study of the United States, Russia, Japan and China The Chinese Family Business - S. Gordon Redding A Central Question in Cross-Cultural Research - C.M. Riordan and R.J. Vandenberg Do Employees of Different Cultures Interpret Work-Related Measures in an Equivalent Manner? Culture, Institutions and Business in East Asia - B. Wilkinson Culture, Meaning and Institutions - A. Michael Witt and S. Gordon Redding Executive Rationale in Germany and Japan The Gender Gap in Workplace Authority - E.O. Wright, J. Baxter, and G.E. Birkelund A Cross-National-Study VOLUME FIVE Part Entry Network Linkages and Location Choice in Foreign Direct Investment - H. Chen and T.J. Chen Ownership Strategy of Japanese Firms - A. Delios and P.W. Beamish Transactional, Institutional and Experience Influences Resource Commitment, Entry Timing and Market Performance of Foreign Direct Investments in Emerging Economies - T. Isobe, S. Makino and D.B. Montgomery The Case of Japanese International Joint Ventures in China Determinants of Entry in an Emerging Economy - Y.D. Luo A Multilevel Approach Foreign Investment Strategies and Subnational Institutions in Emerging Markets - K.E. Meyer and H.V. Nguyen Evidence from Vietnam The Hierarchical Model of Market Entry Modes - Y.G. Pan and D.K. Tse Country-of-Origin Effects of Foreign Direct Investment - C.Q. Wang, J. Clegg and M. Kafouros PART TWO: KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, R&D, INNOVATION How Does Knowledge Flow? Inter-Firm Patterns in the Semiconductor Industry - M.M. Appleyard Crisis Construction and Organizational Learning - L. Kim Capability-Building in Catching-up at Hyundai Motor Product Innovation Strategy and the Performance of New Technology Ventures in China - H.Y. Li and K. Atuahene-Gima Learning to Compete in a Transition Economy - Y.D. Luo and M.W. Peng Experience, Environment and Performance Conducting R&D in Countries with Weak Intellectual Property Rights Protection - M.Y. Zhao VOLUME SIX PART ONE: GENERAL REVIEWS, PERSPECTIVES, METHODOLOGY On Improving the Robustness of Asian Management Theories - R.S. Bhagat, A.S. McDevitt and I. McDevitt Theoretical Anchors in the Era of Globalization The Parochial Dinosaur - N.A. Boyacigiller and N.J. Adler Organizational Science in a Global Context Asian Management Research - G.D. Bruton and C.M. Lau Status Today and Future Outlook Varieties of Asian Capitalism - Michael Carney, Eric Gedajlovic and Xiaohua Yang Toward an Institutional Theory of Asian Enterprise Institutions and the Oli Paradigm of the Multinational Enterprise - J.H. Dunning and S.M. Lundan Strategy in Emerging Economies - R.E. Hoskisson et al Asian Management Research Needs More Self-Confidence - K.E. Meyer Diagnosing Measurement Equivalence in Cross-National Research - M.R. Mullen The Thick Description and Comparison of Societal Systems of Capitalism - S. Gordon Redding A Perspective on Regional and Global Strategies of Multinational Enterprises - A.M. Rugman and A. Verbeke PART TWO: OUTWARD FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT The Determinants of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment - P.J. Buckley et al The Internationalization of Chinese Firms - J. Child and S.B. Rodrigues A Case for Theoretical Extension? Transferring Production Systems - H.J. Jo and J.S. You An Institutionalist Account of Hyundai Motor Company in the United States VOLUME SEVEN PART ONE: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Information, Incentives and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy - Masahiko Aoki Organizational and HRM Strategies in Korea - J. Bae and J.J. Lawler Impact on Firm Performance in an Emerging Economy Human Resource Management and the Performance of Western Firms in China - I. Bjorkman and X.C. Fan Globalization, China's Free (Read Bonded) Labour Market and the Chinese Trade Unions - A. Chan Changing Patterns of Global Staffing in the Multinational Enterprise - D.G. Collings, H. Scullion and M.J. Morley Challenges to the Conventional Expatriate Assignment and Emerging Alternatives British Factory, Japanese Factory - Ronald Philip Dore The Origins of National Diversity in Industrial Relations International HRM - T. Edwards and S. Kuruvilla National Business Systems, Organizational Politics and the International Division of Labour in MNCs Career Management Issues Facing Expatriates - D.C. Feldman and D.C. Thomas Globalization, Athletic Footwear Commodity Chains and Employment Relations in China - S.J. Frenkel Transferring Human Resource Practices from the United Kingdom to China - J. Gamble The Limits and Potential for Convergence The Effects of Human Resource Management Systems on Economic Performance - C. Ichniowski and K. Shaw An International Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Plants Getting It Together - M.M. Montoya-Weiss, A.P. Massey and M. Song Temporal Co-Ordination and Conflict Management in Global Virtual Teams Organizational, Citizenship Behavior of Contingent Workers in Singapore - L. Van Dyne and S. Ang A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis of HRM Research in Chinese Firms - C.J.H. Zhu, S.B. Thomson and H. De Cieri Implications and Directions for Future Study VOLUME EIGHT PART ONE: NETWORKS, TRUST Trust and Performance in Cross-Border Marketing Partnerships - P.S. Aulakh, M. Kotabe and A. Sahay A Behavioral Approach Configurations of Inter-Organizational Relationships - M. Bensaou and N. Venkatraman A Comparison between U.S. and Japanese Automakers Effective Inter-Firm Collaboration - J.H. Dyer How Firms Minimize Transaction Costs and Maximize Transaction Value The Role of Trustworthiness in Reducing Transaction Costs and Improving Performance - J.H. Dyer and W. J. Chu Empirical Evidence from the United States, Japan and Korea The Importance of Social Capital to the Management of Multinational Enterprises - M.A. Hitt, H.U. Lee and E. Yucel Relational Networks among Asian and Western Firms Levels of Organizational Trust in Individualist versus Collectivist Societies - L. Huff and L. Kelley A Seven-Nation Study Guanxi versus the Market - S.L. Lovett, C. Simmons and R. Kali Ethics and Efficiency Guanxi and Organizational Dynamics - S.H. Park and Y.D. Luo Organizational Networking in Chinese Firms The Growth of the Firm in Planned Economies in Transition - M.W. Peng and P.S. Heath Institutions, Organizations and Strategic Choice Managerial Ties and Firm Performance in a Transition Economy - M.W. Peng and Y.D. Luo The Nature of a Micro-Macro Link Price, Quality and Trust - Mari Sako Inter-Firm Relations in Britain and Japan When Brokers May Not Work - Z.X. Xiao and A.S. Tsui The Cultural Contingency of Social Capital in Chinese High-Tech Firms Guanxi - K.R. Xin and J.L. Pearce Connections as Substitutes for Formal Institutional Support The Resilience of Guanxi and Its New Deployments - M.M.H. Yang A Critique of Some New Guanxi Scholarship

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