Book Title:

American Businesses in China: Balancing Culture and Communication
by Nancy Lynch Street, Marilyn J. Matelski

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Book Description

As more and more American businesses have set up operations in China, American business owners have had to concern themselves with respecting how Chinese values and beliefs and how China’s changing economic and political climates relate to the business world.

American businesses that have been successful in China, such as General Electric, Children’s Television Workshop, Holiday Inn, DaimlerChrysler and the Foxboro Company, to name just a few, know how important a consideration for Chinese culture is in business operations. Their efforts in China are profiled in this work to serve as case studies for others interested in doing business in China. This book also examines the Chinese worldview, a fusion of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and communism, and the effects of globalization on business ventures. It also considers the changing nature of Chinese consumerism, highlighting significant differences between urban and rural populations and a distinctive generational divide. It ends by offering some general conclusions as well as suggestions for those interested in doing business in China.

About the Author

Nancy Lynch Street is a professor of speech communication at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Marilyn J. Matelski is a professor of communications at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.