Asian eclipse: exposing the dark side of business in Asia

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J. Wiley, 2001 - Business & Economics - 329 pages
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"Backman really understands why business evolved the way it did in Asia."--Economist
"Backman's brisk analysis . . . should be required reading. The real strength of Asian Eclipse is its accessibility to nonspecialists through its startling insights into the business interests, machinations, and relationships."--Independent (London)
"The research and reporting is impressive and up-to-date . . . it's a pleasure to read, rich in anecdotes and never boring or academic."--Far Eastern Economic Review
Named one of the finest general nonfiction books of 1999 by the Economist, Asian Eclipse was the first book to comprehensively assess the corporate and business practices in Asia. This revised and updated edition features a new chapter on the Internet and e-commerce in Asia and updates on current markets and events.
Michael Backman (Australia) is a leading researcher specializing in Asian corporate practice and a regular contributor to numerous leading newspapers and magazines.

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About the author (2001)

Michael Backman is a leading researcher and written on corporate Asia and is known for his detailed and uncompromising anlaysis. He writes several regular columns on corporate Asia and is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in The Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Melbourne Age, the Australian Financial Review, and the Business Times of Singapore, among others. He is also the principal author of the highly acclaimed Overseas Chinese Business Networks in Asia published by the Australian Government. He is a frequent speaker at international seminars and conferences and a regular commentator in the media on business matters.

Mr Backman was trained as an economist. He currently divides his time between Paris and Asia and was born in Australia.