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Leadership and Management in China
Philosophies, Theories, and Practices


Chao-Chuan Chen, Yueh-Ting Lee, Xin-Hui Yang, Yan-Qin Peng, Ai-Guo Han, Tammy K. Byron, Hong-Xia Fan, Kwang-Kuo Hwang, Hai-fa Sun, Shi-He Zhang, Jiing-Lih Farh, Jian Liang, Li-Fang Chou, Bor-Shiuan Cheng, Xin-An Lu, Jie Lu, Zhi-Xue Zhang, Leigh Anne Liu, Xue Feng Liu, George Bear Graen
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  • Date Published: May 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521705431

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  • With the rise of China in the global economy, it has never been more important for business leaders to understand Chinese leadership philosophies and practices. This is the first book to explain how ancient Chinese thinking and Western ideas have shaped the development of leadership styles in China. Leadership theories associated with Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, the Arts of War, and the writings of Mao and Deng are analysed by both Chinese and Western experts. To set this in a modern business context, the book includes interviews with top executives, who reflect on how their business values are affected by ancient Chinese philosophers, modern Chinese leaders, and Western management writers and thinkers. The book also includes research on paternalistic leadership as practised by business leaders in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

    • Offers a historical survey of Chinese leadership philosophies and theories
    • Examines their impact on the practice of leadership in contemporary Chinese government, politics and business
    • Analyses the impact of Chinese leadership philosophy on Western management practices
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    'History has shown that China is a significant creator and repository of great philosophies. Yet we know little of Chinese philosophies on leadership. With China becoming a global economic and political force, we need to learn from and to understand Chinese leadership philosophies. This book fulfils that need, providing serious scholars and thoughtful executives with knowledge of the different Chinese leadership philosophies. The book is destined to become a classic.' Michael A. Hitt, Texas A&M University

    'Written by a slate of luminaries in the field, this book addresses leadership in the Chinese context, covering its philosophical underpinnings as well as contemporary scholarly research findings. This book is a must-read not only for those who need to interact with Chinese people, but also for people who want to leapfrog their leadership skills by tapping into the time-tested, profound wisdom of Chinese leadership.' Kwok Leung, City University of Hong Kong

    'This volume fills a significant gap in understanding Chinese leadership. Chen and Lee have assembled an excellent collection of essays that explain how the philosophers of the BC century like Confucius, Laozhi, Sunzi, Han Fei, and Xunzhi influence contemporary Chinese leadership theories and practices. It is an outstanding if not an essential reference for both managers and researchers who wish to understand Chinese leadership at a deeper level.' Anne S. Tsui, Arizona State University and Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521705431
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Introduction: The diversity and dynamism of Chinese philosophies on leadership Chao-Chuan Chen and Yueh-Ting Lee
    Part I. The Confucianism foundations:
    1. The Confucian and Mencian philosophy of benevolent leadership Xin-Hui Yang, Yan-Qin Peng and Yueh-Ting Lee
    2. Realistic Confucianism: Xunzi' philosophy of sage-kingship Yan-Qin Peng, Chao-Chuan Chen and Xin-Hui Yang
    Part II. Alternative Chinese Traditional Leadership Philosophies:
    3. Daoist leadership: theory and application Yueh-Ting Lee, Ai-Guo Han, Taammy K. Byron and Hong-Xia Fan
    4. Leadership theory of legalism and its function in Confucian society Kwang-Kuo Hwang
    5. Strategic leadership of Sunzi in the art of war Hai-fa Sun, Chao-Chuan Chen and Shi-He Zhang
    Part III. Modern Chinese Leadership Theories and Practices:
    6. Paternalistic leadership in Chinese organizations: research progress and future research directions Jiing-Lih Farh, Jian Liang, Li-Fang Chou and Bor-Shiuan Cheng
    7. The leadership theories and practices of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping Xin-An Lu and Jie Lu
    8. Chinese traditions and western theories: influences on business leaders in China Zhi-Xue Zhang, Chao-Chuan Chen, Leigh Anne Liu and Xue Feng Liu
    9. Linking Chinese leadership theory and practice to the world: leadership secrets of the Middle Kingdom George Bear Graen.

  • Editors

    Chao-Chuan Chen, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Chao-Chuan Chen is Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University.

    Yueh-Ting Lee, University of Toledo, Ohio
    Yueh-Ting Lee is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toledo.


    Chao-Chuan Chen, Yueh-Ting Lee, Xin-Hui Yang, Yan-Qin Peng, Ai-Guo Han, Tammy K. Byron, Hong-Xia Fan, Kwang-Kuo Hwang, Hai-fa Sun, Shi-He Zhang, Jiing-Lih Farh, Jian Liang, Li-Fang Chou, Bor-Shiuan Cheng, Xin-An Lu, Jie Lu, Zhi-Xue Zhang, Leigh Anne Liu, Xue Feng Liu, George Bear Graen

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