The Global Competitiveness of the Asian Firm

  • Hellmut Schütte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Cultural Dimension

  3. The Management of the Firm

  4. The Internationalisation Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Nigel Campbell
      Pages 129-137
  5. Adaptation to the Local Environment

  6. Expansion into Europe

  7. Comparing Asian and European Firms

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 366-379

About this book


Twenty-one authors from a variety of backgrounds analyse the global competitiveness of the Asian firm in different parts of the world and at different phases of their internationalisation process. They find that the Asian firms' emphasis on 'soft' skills such as networking, organisational learning and sharing stands in sharp contrast to the economic rationality of Western firms, which stress individual performance measurement, clearly defined responsibilities and accountability. Asian firms face serious problems in adjusting their systems to the Western environment without losing their competitiveness.


China Internationalisation internationalization management Trends

Editors and affiliations

  • Hellmut Schütte
    • 1
  1. 1.INSEAD Euro-Asia CentreFontainebleauFrance

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