Posts tagged "chinese economy"

The Rise of the Automotive Business in China: A Brief Overview

Guest post by Maria Mcquire China is currently the global leading auto market. At a time when the other BRIC auto market drivers Brazil, India, and Russia are struggling to regain momentum, China remains the powerhouse for the global automotive sector. China has literally grabbed the mantle from the mature markets in a relatively short...

Recognizing the Difference Between American and Chinese Consumers

Guest post by Courtney Gordner For American businesses reaching out into the global market, it’s important to understand that what moves consumers in one country does not necessarily draw consumers in another. Many international brands have seen success by marketing to consumers in ways that might puzzle customers in their home countries. After all, ethnocentrism...
Money As A Motivator In China and What To Do About It

Money As A Motivator In China and What To Do About It

By Ward Chartier   “Money is not a strong motivator.”  We in the West have often heard this from our colleagues in the human resources (HR) department– I remember hearing that at least twice during management skills training at different companies.  While endeavoring to promote subordinates or give them out-of-cycle salary increases, I had the...
Cutting Corners: The Quality Game in China

Cutting Corners: The Quality Game in China

By Ward Chartier After working in high-tech factories in China for seven years, I’ve come to appreciate the many differences working there compared to previous assignments in southeast Asia and Europe.  On the positive side, there is a strong work ethic among Chinese employees.  Daily attendance is often 99% or greater.  It is usually possible...
Interview with Peter Hill on the Foreign Job Market in China

Interview with Peter Hill on the Foreign Job Market in China

As we ring in 2013 here at LCB, many of us are thinking about how we can advance our China-focused careers in the coming 12 months – after the effects of New Year’s Eve festivities have worn off, of course. We caught up with Peter Hill, “The Career Doctor,” to shed some light on the...
Obama and Romney's Fighting Words: What “Getting Tough on China” Really Means for Business

Obama and Romney’s Fighting Words: What “Getting Tough on China” Really Means for Business

Whether it is Obama or Romney who wins the 2012 presidential election, either candidate will have to deal with the fallout of the political cycle and what their campaign promises actually mean for U.S.-China trade relations.

First-Hand Account of Chinese Penetration In Madagascar Business and Government

By Raitra Raferanjaka The Chinese have a major place in the Madagascar, Africa economy. They have bought many areas of industry such as: tourism, trade at all level, raw material etc. In only 15 years the Chinese have dominated the country and things are still evolving rapidly. I remember when the Chinese first arrived en-masse...