Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: A Casebook

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Ali F. Farhoomand
Hong Kong University Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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A practical guide for executives and a comprehensive resource for management courses, based on hands-on, problem-solving experiences in successful Hong Kong companies. Small and medium companies are the prime engine for economic growth in Hong Kong and to a large extent, in southern China. So-called "SMEs" account for 95 percent of companies in Hong Kong and employ about two-thirds of the workforce. The managers and entrepreneurs behind these companies contribute to all aspects of Hong Kong's development. Yet it is interesting to note that the management of small businesses is significantly different from that of multinational companies. Management experiences vary widely on account of the different skills, resources and environmental pressures that SMEs face. There is no doubt that the various facets of SME management warrant deeper study. The University of Hong Kong's Asia Case Research Centre (ACRC), X with the backing of the Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong Government, X has undertaken the development of a series of case studies to showcase the challenges facing small businesses and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, and some innovative approaches they adopted.

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The book, a university publication, is short on fact checking and long on spin. I was a significant partner in of one of the case studies, but was not interviewed, and the authors even got my nationality completely wrong in the process. Pretty poor piece of work for an academic publication.  

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