Art of Modern Oriental Management
- About the Author
This book aims to present an overview of Chinese, Japanese and Korean modern management styles. The cultures of China, Japan and Korea are influenced by Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. As such, there are some basic similarities in their management styles. As business operations become more internationalised, the management styles among Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies have blurred the lines of distinction between Western and Eastern cultures. The need for Western managers to adapt to Asian way of doing business, and likewise for Asian companies to understand Western business practices, means that managers have to bridge the gaps and adopt the best management practices containing both Western and Eastern elements.
Unlike the traditional approach of setting clear differentiation between Western and Eastern cultures, this book looks at Oriental management from a modern perspective, that is, the fusion of Western and Eastern management styles. By using a multifaceted approach to understanding modern Oriental management, the author stresses the complexities of the business environment in China, Japan and Korea. He suggests that Western theories of management are applicable to Eastern cultural context with some adaptations to the local environment. The author also offers valuable insights into the management styles of Oriental managers by providing a critical perspective of their thought processes in simple yet highly relevant illustrations of models and frameworks. This book is recommended for those who are interested in attaining a deeper knowledge of Oriental management practices.
Professor Yu Sing Ong has over 29 years of senior management experience as a banker, entrepreneur and academician. He started his career in Wall Street, New York, in the 1980s. Following his return to Singapore, he was instrumental in establishing and managing the Investment Management unit of a pension fund. He was also the Research Director of a major local bank and the Regional Vice President of Investment Banking of an international bank.
As an entrepreneur, he had established three companies in consultancy, project management and education. He had provided advisory services to over five hundred private and public companies in Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
He had managed three universities in Vietnam and Malaysia and an education institution in Singapore. He graduated with a Doctorate in Business and a Doctorate in Arts Management. He is also a Certified Financial Planner in Malaysia.
Cover Type: Hardcover, Softcover
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2017