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by Michael Alan Hamlin

A grounded evaluation of a broad spectrum of companies, assessing the factors that made them successful and the challenges and pressures they must confront to sustain success. Challenges the notion of unique Asian values and inscrutable business practice, and focuses on the hard-core realities of business development that contribute to longevity as well as rapid growth. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Download Asia's Best: The Myth and Reality of Asia's Most Successful Companies epub
ISBN: 0130800384
ISBN13: 978-0130800381
Category: Business
Subcategory: Economics
Author: Michael Alan Hamlin
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson P T R; 1st edition (January 15, 1998)
Pages: 322 pages
ePUB size: 1639 kb
FB2 size: 1304 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Asian Best is a good book for one who wants to know more about Asia Business and Asia Companies. Actually, it is research findings for searching the factors of successful companies in Asia and the successful factors in future. It evaluated 95 companies which are very famous in Asia as well as the whole world and it also have short company profile in the last part of the book. It is a good guide for finding joint-venture partner and business partner. You would have a basic understand on the major companies in each industry from it.
Asian Best can help you understand more about the business environment and the company culture, and it would discover the reality of the Asian countries and the company in order to let you view the real face of it. Foreigners always misunderstand some important concepts of Asia's success, and all these can be found out from this book.
For investors, you would have a lot of questions about Asian, and this book really can help you, the book would discover the problems in Asia, i.e. its competitive advantage, and the different in culture. You would gain a lot from it. And the author, Michael also tried to predict the changes in Asia which is quite accurate and really happened in S.E Asia.
But there are limits, the research was done in five years ago and the environments were totally changed. The Asian Crisis forced the Asian countries to have a revolution and reform in every aspect, therefore, the information is not updated, but I would say it still could provide you a big picture of Asia, and it is enough and valuable for a new learner and new investors to read. On the other hands, Michael only focus on the six Asian countries, and most of them are in South East Asia, so after you read this book, you would gain a lot of concepts about S.E Asia, but not the entire Asia. You know that although most of the S.E Asia companies are owned by overseas Chinese, the culture, style of running business compare with the Chinese in Mainland China are different. You must pay attention on it.
You should know that China is the star in Asia, and this book cannot give you any insights about China, which is the major weakness of the book.
If you want to invest in S.E Asia and high-tech industry, it is still a good guide for you.
As recommended by Philip Kotler, ¡§read this book if you are doing or planning to do business in Asia or facing Asian competitors, which includes just about everyone¡¨, Asia¡¦s best undoubtedly unrevealed the picture of doing business in Asia. It¡¦s just like a BUSINESS DICTIONARY for anyone who is interested in Asia¡¦s market!! With plenty of stories of Asia¡¦s top companies and an appendix with almost a hundred Asia¡¦s companies brief information, such as place of operation, biggest challenge, sales volume, etc. This is absolutely a very good reference for beginners in Asia¡¦s markets.
As the title of the book, the book mainly consists of 2 parts, following with an appendix of Asia¡¦s companies brief information mentioned before: the first part is about any notion of esoteric Asian practices as principal reasons for success and the second part is about new business paradigms in Asia.
The book clarifies some popular notions about doing business in Asia, e.g. Asia has unique business culture and relationship works in Asia, quotes some successful and failure examples, and also raises 2 main concerns towards Asia and Asia¡¦s companies: lack of people and technology¡KAll these give readers a clearer picture of Asia and doing business in Asia. Readers who plan to do business in Asian can be alert by avoiding making those mistakes mentioned in the book, understand the weaknesses of Asia¡¦s companies, and better equip themselves to enter the potential and competitive market.
This is really a good dictionary for readers planning to enter Asia¡¦s market, but for those who wanna enter the China market, you may find the information here is not sufficient.