Managed in Hong Kong: Adaptive Systems, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources

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Chris Rowley, Robert Fitzgerald
Taylor & Francis US, 2000 - Business & Economics - 133 pages
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Hong Kong has achieved remarkable rates of growth and improvements in living standards. The interpretation of this at the level of politics, culture, human capital and business organization is less obvious. For all Hong Kong's performance, vulnerabilities remained and fresh ones have come to light. As the contributors to this volume make clear, Hong Kong faces a new, or renewed, set of challenges linked to the up-grading of human resources, shifts in industrial structure, and emerging market demands. The contributors examine and analyze aspects of business and management in Hong Kong including: systemic adaptability and entrepreneurship; education and training; cross-cultural variations in the generation and meanings of organizational commitment; and contrasting international human resource management practices and ways of managing people in the retail sector.
 

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Contents

Economic
1
Hong Kong as a Complex Adaptive
33
The Demand for Business
56
The Generation of Organizational
73
Comparing International Human Resource
104
CHRIS ROWLEY
123
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Dr. Chris Rowley is the Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management and Professor of Human Resource Management at City University. He is Editor of the leading journal "Asia Pacific Business Review," Series Editor of the "Working in Asia" and "Asian Studies" book series and Technical Advisor (Research and Publications) for the HEAD Foundation, Singapore. He has given a range of talks and lectures to universities and companies internationally with research and consultancy experience with unions, business and government; his previous employment includes varied work in both the public and private sectors.

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