Impact of Culture on Management of Foreign SMEs in China

  • Rubens Pauluzzo
  • Bin Shen

Part of the International Series in Advanced Management Studies book series (ISAMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rubens Pauluzzo, Bin Shen
    Pages 1-15
  3. Rubens Pauluzzo, Bin Shen
    Pages 17-67
  4. Rubens Pauluzzo, Bin Shen
    Pages 139-163
  5. Rubens Pauluzzo, Bin Shen
    Pages 165-214
  6. Rubens Pauluzzo, Bin Shen
    Pages 215-239
  7. Rubens Pauluzzo, Bin Shen
    Pages 241-255

About this book


This book describes how a deeper knowledge and understanding of cultural differences represents a meaningful and useful tool for management of companies, and in particular SMEs, in the People’s Republic of China. After introductory chapters on the internationalization of SMEs and the role played by management in this process, the authors explore the implications of academic discourses on culture and its dimensions for company management. The influence of Chinese cultural roots and the country’s current cultural environment on management is then examined, with provision of guidance on response to the identified challenges. A key feature of the book is the presentation of important recent fieldwork in the main economic regions of China. This research further clarifies how business culture and cultural differences impact on company activities in China and casts light on various aspects of the adaptive capability of SMEs within the country, highlighting the value of cultural awareness and intelligence. The book will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike.


SME management in China Managing companies in China SME internationalization Business culture in China Business in China International business management Culture and international management Foreign SMEs in China Internationalization Processes of SMEs Internationalization and SMEs SMEs in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Rubens Pauluzzo
    • 1
  • Bin Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and StatisticsUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.Glorious Sun School of Business and ManagementDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77880-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77881-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-8814
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-8822
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