Thursday, 15 July 2010

MBA Dissertation - Chinese Business Culture

This dissertation analyses and creates an understanding of the nature and pace of change in China's business culture and the implications of such change for the country's business environment.

1: Introduction
Research methodology
Critique of research methodology

2: The Chinese legacy: from the past to the present
The Confucian heritage
The decline and disintegration of imperial China
From imperial China to communism
China's economic reforms
Economic reform without political reform

3: Theoretical analysis framework
Perspectives on bedrock
The new left
New liberalism
Perspectives on superstructure
Cultural orientations
The influence of context
Dimensions of national cultures
The Chinese Value Survey

4: Secondary data analysis: bedrock trends
State-owned enterprise reform
The private sector
China's integration into the global economy
The challenges to China's political system

5: Secondary data analysis: superstructure trends
Work systems
The wealth effect
Improving educational opportunities
Demographic change
Technological change
Behaviour patterns
Increasing shortage of skilled labour
Fragmentation of urban Chinese society
Rural discontent
Lack of well-enforced health care and social security provisions
Review of findings of primary data survey

6: Methodology of the Triangle Test
Work systems culture analysis
Behaviour culture analysis
Bedrock culture analysis
Summary of findings

7: The barriers to business culture change
Lack of rule of law
The role of the state in China's economy
The persistence of mercantilism
Obstacles to further development of the private sector
Backwardness of China's financial system
A relationship-based approach to business

8: The "globalisation debate" and China's recent development
The globalisation debate
The hyperglobalisers' perspective
The sceptics' perspective
The transformationalists' perspective

9: Conclusion
Bibliography and references

Appendix 1: Profile of respondent population for Triangle Test survey
Appendix 2: Work systems analysis
Appendix 3: Behaviour culture analysis
Appendix 4: Bedrock culture analysis
Appendix 5: The notion of guanxi

Download Here: Dissertation