TITLE

AMERICAN FIRMS IN CHINA: ISSUES IN MANAGING OPERATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Sanyal, Rajib N.; Guvenli, Turgut
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Multinational Business Review (St. Louis University);Fall2001, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
4538130

 

Related Articles

  • FOREIGN OWNERSHIP: Ten Tips for Success. Mason, Julie Cohen // Management Review;Feb93, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p59 

    Discusses strategies for management success at foreign-owned companies in the U.S. Placement of at least one U.S. national on the board of directors; Creation of multi-person chief executive office functions; Treatment of American, and Japanese or European individuals as equals in all respects;...

  • Counting the pluses with the minuses in Japan's business invasion of the United States.  // Management Review;Jun80, Vol. 69 Issue 6, p4 

    Focuses on the economic impact of Japanese business community in the U.S. Advantages of the presence of Japanese business community on both countries; Benefits gained by U.S. nationals in terms of human systems management; Increase in the incidence of managerial discontent.

  • Avoiding Corrupt Practices Charges. Biederman, David // Traffic World;6/21/99, Vol. 258 Issue 12, p23 

    Focuses on the importance of avoiding corrupt practices charges in conducting businesses with foreign customers in the United States. Contention on corruption as part of routine business decisions; Context of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Coverage of liability.

  • Impact of the Sarbanes Oxley Act on Foreign Companies in the United States: An Analysis. Miller, Scott E. // International Journal of Management;Mar2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p71 

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has been the root of much discussion and debate over the past three years. The purpose of SOX was to restore public confidence in the markets after this confidence was weakened by these scandals through various requirements which include, among other things...

  • Competing on a global scale. Tuttle, Robert D. // Corporate Board;May/Jun90, Vol. 11 Issue 62, p1 

    Discusses factors responsible for the constricting business in the United States. Changes on the daily business habits brought about by technology; Direct relation between quality and costs; Misconception of the role of distributors and dealers; Measures to eliminate business barriers.

  • Risks.  // Equities;Mar1995, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p22 

    Discusses the risks facing the management of several corporations in the United States. Includes Advanced Deposition Technologies; Applied Science and Technology; Carrington Laboratories.

  • Common questions asked by employers include payroll.  // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;01/05/98, Issue 322247, p17 

    Responds to questions employers most frequently ask. How many hours can an employee legally work in a day; Federal requirement on double time; Executive reviews; Pay schedule for production, maintenance and warehouse hourly workers.

  • Let's give credit where it's due. Lawler III, Edward E. // Industry Week/IW;12/02/96, Vol. 245 Issue 22, p17 

    Commends the business management practices of American corporations. Impact on worldwide competition; Global competitiveness of American corporations; Response to changing business patterns; Organizational design and management style in American corporations.

  • IW infocenter.  // Industry Week/IW;12/02/96, Vol. 245 Issue 22, p59 

    Presents news updates of interest to industrial managers in the United States. Availability of a brochure on conferences in 1997 to be sponsored by the periodical `Industry Week' (IW); Time management advice on the television program `Industry Week's Management Today' on December 7-8, 1996;...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics