Sanyal, Rajib N.; Guvenli, Turgut
September 2001
Multinational Business Review (St. Louis University);Fall2001, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p40
Academic Journal
This paper examines the types of operational issues that American firms in China face, how managers approach these issues, and their impact on organizational success. Key operational issues center around accessibility to quality production inputs, supply of utilities, the role of the Chinese representative on the subsidiaries' governing boards, and implementation of modern managerial techniques. Successful operations and resolution of firm-specific problems depended on forging good relations with the Chinese government, using joint ventures and large sized investments, and on long-term presence in the country. Plant location and patent rights violations were not significant areas of operational concern.


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