This original book presents in-depth research into thirteen successful Chinese private enterprises through interviews with their founder-entrepreneurs. While Chinese economic growth has focused primarily on governmental policies and institutional factors, Leadership of Chinese Private Enterprises proposes that the success of these firms was primarily due to the 'visible hands' of these entrepreneurs. The authors present insights into the managerial realities of four separate industries- Financial and insurance, IT and e-commerce, construction and real estate, and consumer goods. Through a critical evaluation of interviews, this book identifies the managerial recipe for entrepreneurial success in competitive and inhospitable environments and offers a model of private firm leadership and leadership principles that guide their strategies and relationships.
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Anne Tsui is the founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), the 67th President of Academy of Management, and Editor for Academy of Management Journal and Management and Organization Review. An award winning researcher, she has taught at Duke University, University of California, Irvine, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Arizona State University. Currently, she is a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, U.S. and Peking University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yingying Zhang is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at CUNEF (Complutense University of Madrid), Spain, where she is also Director of the Centre for Knowledge and Innovation. Previously she was a visiting professor at Gottingen University, Germany, Tec Monterrey University, Mexico, Harvard and Northeastern Universities, US, and EAN University, Colombia, amongst others.
Xiao-Ping Chen is Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair Professor at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, US. She is a Fellow at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Editor-in-Chief for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Editor-in-Chief for Management Insights. She was the second president of IACMR and the author of eight Chinese books.