This is a selection of resources on Chinese business culture available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
China smart: What you don’t know, what you need to know: A past & present guide to history, culture, society, language
Travelling to China to work or do business? Expand your knowledge of one of the world’s oldest civilisations today. Through this book, you can learn about and gain useful insights on Chinese myths, China’s history, culture and contemporary society.
All rights reserved, Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2019
Impact of culture on management of foreign SMEs in China
Read this book to understand how Chinese business culture can impact the management of companies in China, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It also looks at the importance of appreciating the value of cultural awareness and intelligence in business management.
All rights reserved, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, 2018
It’s all Chinese to me: An overview of culture & etiquette in China
This illustrated guide provides insights to China’s unique culture, including social etiquette for all occasions, and highlights cultural differences between the Chinese and Westerners to help international visitors decipher the Chinese approach to life.
All rights reserved, North Clarendon: Tuttle Publishing, 2018
Intercultural competencies in China
Equipping yourself with intercultural competencies in China involves learning about how businesses in China are affected by networking (Guanxi), the concept of face and the notion of business as a battlefield. Find out more about such intercultural competencies from this ebook today!
Retrieved from OverDrive. (myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.)
Etiquette guide to China: Know the rules that make the difference
Exchanging name cards, calling clients and attending dinners — these are some of the situations one may face when working in China. Pick up tips and strategies on how to handle such situations effectively, as well as familiarise yourself with terms and expressions used in China today through the comprehensive glossary.
All rights reserved, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2016.
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