This post draws attention to the under-representation of women in management positions (in China) as a risk for Western businesses conducting business in China. How should Western companies best uphold Western values while respecting the culture and politics of China?
This post suggests compelling reasons for businesses to enter China, such as to capitalize on the growing population of consumers and to take advantage of technology and production. But China poses special risks for Western businesspersons.
The risks of entering China can be mitigated by investing time gaining an understanding of the Chinese worldview. Do you need to become a philosopher in order to do this?
In this post, Hofstede’s theory of cultural dimensions is discussed as an easy, practical route for understanding the Chinese worldview.