This book argues that Chinaas businesses, and hence Chinaas future economic development, face a huge crisis in that there is a considerable qleadership gapq in China, with a shortage of competent business leaders, at a time when new leadership skills are required urgently, as Chinaas businesses evolve rapidly and engage ever more with the global economy. Moreover, the book argues, training is an undervalued and often marginalised activity in Chinese companies. The book outlines the nature of this problem, and goes on to demonstrate that there is a new breed of manager emerging in China, aware of the need to upgrade management skills, moving away from skills appropriate in traditional industrial firms, and emphasising more flexibility, positive engagement with workers, and competence in the market economy. The book includes an evaluation of different management approaches in China, reports on extensive original research, including interviews with practising managers, and sets out how self-development in widespread, deep and important.Many senior executives would like a greater number of their managers to take the initiative to self-develop leadership skills while deployed in their jobs. Self- development strategies are cost efficient, do not take the manager away from his oranbsp;...
|Title||:||Business Leadership Development in China|
|Author||:||Shuang Ren, Robert Wood, Associate Professor Ying Zhu, Ying Zhu|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-03-24|