Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations
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Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations

Dasho Karma Ura (The Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH Research, Bhutan) and Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain)
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Release Date: September, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 333
ISBN13: 9781466664418|ISBN10: 146666441X|EISBN13: 9781466664425|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6441-8


As a rapidly rising force in the global market, Asian countries hold opportunities for growth and development. However, in order to successfully gain entry into this new part of the market, it will first be necessary to understand the motives and background behind Asian economies.

Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations analyzes the various strategies found in the Asian economic market. Showcasing a broad range of countries in Southeast Asia in addition to China and India, this publication is a broad, widely encompassing resource for academics, PhD students, experts, policymakers, and government officials interested in understanding the background and applications behind business success in Asia.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Asia and EU
  • Asia region
  • Competition in a global economy
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Trade
  • Sustained Development
  • Tourism

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Provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis on Asian economies, business, and management from an international and interdisciplinary approach and offers research on theories and practices that support business and management in Asia. There are 18 chapters, including: roles of culture for knowledge sharing in Asian virtual teams; from ancient Chinese sages to modern people management principles; the practice of open innovation in Chinese enterprises; using a hybrid system composed of neural networks and genetic algorithms for financial forecasting; a study on consumers’ attitudes towards purchasing decisions through Facebook in Malaysia. There is a glossary, related references, a compilation of references, a section about the contributors, and a list of tables and figures.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dasho Karma Ura earned his undergraduate degree at Oxford University and his Master’s in Philosophy of Economics from the University of Edinburgh. He worked for the Ministry of Planning for 12 years before becoming the Director of the Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) from its founding in 1999 until 2008 when he became its President. Under Dasho Karma Ura, the CBS has been at the forefront in promoting and deepening national and global understanding of Bhutan's homegrown development philosophy of Gross National Happiness. He was a member of the Drafting Committee of Bhutan's first Constitution, enacted in July 2008. He was awarded the Red Scarf and the ancient title of Dasho (knighthood) by His Majesty the Fourth King in December 2006, and in 2010, he was bestowed the honour of Druk Khorlo (Wheel of Dragon Kingdom) by His Majesty the King for his contributions to literature and fine arts. He is also a painter. His paintings can be seen in the renowned, iconic Dochula Temple near Thimphu built under the generous patronage of HM the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Further, he has written several books, including a novel, The Hero with a Thousand Eyes. He holds numerous international positions, including: 2010~ Executive Committee Member of the School of Well-being, Chulalongkorn University, and San Nagarprada Foundation, Thailand; 2010~ Member of the Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives, Global Policy Forum, Europe, Bonn; and Member of the Chief Economist’s Advisory Panel, South Asia Region, World Bank. In Bhutan, he is a member of several bodies, such as the Board of the Royal Monetary Authority (Central Bank) of Bhutan.
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, human resources management, and IT. She is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, and Associate Editor of Behaviour and Information Technology. Additionally, she serves as Executive Editor of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual. She is author of many papers published in top academic journals like Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of Knowledge and Learning, and more. She is also co-editor of some books recently published by Springer and IGI-Global.