Going against custom: on re-considering the situation of foreign companies in China
journal contributionposted on 07.06.2017, 06:04 by Vaughan, Edward, Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua
Problems in Sino-foreign joint ventures are frequently claimed to result from cultural differences, particularly between East and West. It is also often argued that foreign companies in these joint ventures should change their management practices to accord with Chinese custom. Adaptation is not easy, however, because Chinese institutional practices are influenced by conflicting values. Industrial modernisation might require China to make the adjustment.