Fortune makers : the leaders creating China's great global companies /

Fortune Makers analyzes and brings to light the distinctive practices of business leaders who are the future of the Chinese economy. These leaders oversee not the old state-owned enterprises, but private companies that have had to invent their way forward out of the wreckage of an economy in tatters...

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Main Author: Useem, Michael, (Author)
Corporate Author: ProQuest (Firm)
Other Authors: Singh, Harbir, (Author)
Liang, Neng,

Cappelli, Peter,
Format: Book Electronic
Published:New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2017]
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Not the American way. "It seems surely just a matter of time before a "China way" emerges."
  • Their own way forward : It's very difficult to apply the US business model to China directly ... We have to develop our own."
  • The learning company : "Learning is embedded in everything I do"
  • Strategic agility for the long game : "I am a crocodile in the Yangtze River"
  • Talent management : "We will make it because we are young and we never, never give up"
  • The big boss : "The Chinese leader is always top down."
  • Growth as gospel : "The most important thing is to grow the cake and let everyone take a piece from it"
  • Governance as partnership : "I disagree with maximizing shareholder value ... The most important stakeholder is our customers"
  • What's distinctive, what's sustainable : "It's our responsibility to shift from 'made in China' to 'designed in China'"
  • Appendix 1: Growth of the China way
  • Appendix 2: Chinese business leaders interviewed.