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CHINA: Cultural Insights for Business Success – Part 1: Introduction

Many companies are of course doing business in China or are contemplating doing so. But how many are approaching the challenge in the optimal manner?

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CHINA: Cultural Insights for Business Success – Part 2: Confucian History and Elements

Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius, who opened a school and cultivated many students based on the education method of “encouraging.”

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CHINA: Cultural Insights for Business Success – Part 3: Guanxi

Guanxi, in very general terms, refers to the “personal network of relationships” between people. Most importantly in the above phrase is the word “personal.”

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CHINA: Cultural Insights for Business Success – Part 4: Mianzi

The concept of mianzi (reputation or “saving face”) has long been in the blood of Chinese people, but even so, there are different opinions about its value.

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CHINA: Cultural Insights for Business Success – Part 5: On the Ground

In this part of the series we’ll discuss practical application and working with the strengths and within the limitations of Confucian culture.

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CHINA: Cultural Insights for Business Success – Part 6: Management Staffing

One of the most important concerns in making decisions about management staffing in China is finding someone who can bridge the cultural factors mentioned in this series.

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