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Dr Brian Monger
Asia’s rapid rise to economic prominence marks the beginning of a trend that will increase in the future. The Chinese economy, the second largest in the world, is currently attracting more direct investment than any other nation. Asia’s growing economic dominance, on one hand, and the continuous search for new business opportunities, on the other hand, will drive Western businesses to have stronger economic ties to Asia in various forms: joint ventures; wholly foreign-owned enterprises; or direct investments. Cultural values and business practices in Asia are different from those in the West. The challenge for Western businesses is to understand those values and find effective ways for operating successfully in Asia.
Asian Cultural Roots
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  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Understanding Asian/Chinese Culture and Values is Important

Thank you Brian for your excellent summary of seve (...)

  Tom Lesnikowski, Business Consultant, Australia

Respecting Asian Cultural Roots

Brian, I couldn't agree more with your sentiment a (...)

  Ibrahim Rasheed, Director, Maldives

Doing Business in Asia

Remember that most business men and negotiators fr (...)

  Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands

China's Development

People should also understand that from a business (...)

  Feraidoon Bakhtiari, CxO / Board, Iran

The Influence of Cultural Roots on HR Performance

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  Dr Brian Monger

Chinese Culture

@: Thanks Tom. The constant danger is in generalis (...)

  Gandhi Heryanto, Management Consultant, Indonesia

Understanding Chinese Cultural and Values

Even if the West understands the values of China t (...)

  Dr Brian Monger

Chinese Cultural Values

@: I agree, it is often a high risk business envir (...)

  asada raymond, Accountant, Nigeria

Asian Culture in Business

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  Dr Albert Legrand Matha, Consultant, Cameroon

Cultural Dimensions

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  KC Lim, CEO, Malaysia

Doing Business in Asia

This is a good start but there is more to just the (...)

  Firstep Eapl Astimen, Manager, Indonesia

Social Network Dimension as Global Business Approach

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  Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan

China's Corporate Shift

Corporate success in China calls for a strong rela (...)


I Think This is not True in China

Yes, may be this is true for Taiwan, Hong Kong, or (...)

  Satya Nistala, India

Be a Chinese while in China

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  JORGE GALLARDO, Professor, Ecuador

Chinese Standout

Great discussion. Many good points have been broug (...)

  Dr Brian Monger

I Think This is not True in China

@: Really Dave? That has not been my impression at (...)

  Mohammed almasser, Strategy Consultant, Saudi Arabia

Cultural Values and Business Practices in Asia

In the west will be the focus of attention on indi (...)

  srinivas, Lecturer, India

The Application of Immortal Ideas in a Business Context

I think ancient cultures have a lot to contribute (...)

  yousefi, Strategy Consultant, Iran

WHEN we Need Cultural Understanding

Doing business is nowadays the most important reas (...)

  Regis Nyere, Financial Consultant, Zimbabwe

Doing Business in Asia

True, Asian culture is fundamentally different fro (...)

  Tom Lesnikowski, Business Consultant, Australia

Doing Business in Asia

I maintain that it is critical to respect the lega (...)

  Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines

Understanding Culture

Dr. Monger's observation of understanding cultural (...)

  Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands

Cultural 'Values' of Mainlanders

@: I fully agree. Talk about this subject with HK- (...)

  Shih, Management Consultant, China

Working Effectively in China

Who can share real life work experiences or anecdo (...)

  Dr Brian Monger

Cultural Values of Mainlanders

@: Culure is never truly monolithic. It varies per (...)


In Which Area are you Interested?

@: But it seems you are already at China, why ask (...)

  KC Lim, CEO, Malaysia

Which Area are You Interested

Indeed Shih. You are already there. I guess your (...)

  Mackinnon, Entrepreneur, United Kingdom

Doing Business in Asia/China

The entry into management of the balinghou (one-ch (...)

  Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands

Making a Profit in China

@Dr Brian Monger. Would you like to share some mor (...)

  Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan

New Wine in a New Bottle

@: Entirely true! China today ‘is a new wine in a (...)

  Mackinnon, Entrepreneur, United Kingdom

Doing Business in Asia

@: Glad you picked up the theme. Pakistan always (...)

  Feraidoon Bakhtiari, CxO / Board, Iran

Asian Cultural Roots and your Business Rules

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