The Transfer of Western Management to China

  title={The Transfer of Western Management to China},
  author={Ying Fan},
  journal={Management Learning},
  pages={201 - 221}
  • Ying Fan
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Business
  • Management Learning
This paper examines the issue of transferring western management knowhow to China, focusing on the context, content and constraints of the transfer. A model of the transfer of management knowhow is developed which contains five closely-related stages: selection, adaptation, application, evaluation and integration. Factors which influence management transfer are identified as environmental, organizational, and cultural and behavioural; while cultural constraints are discussed in detail. It… 

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