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Management Development in the Nanyang Chinese Societies of South‐east Asia

Paul S. Kirkbride (Ashridge Management College, UK)
Sara F.Y. Tang (Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Hong Kong)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



Seeks to trace the distinctive contours of the processes of entrepreneurial and managerial development among the culturally similar Overseas (Nanyang) Chinese populations of South‐east Asia. Identifies both the indigenous form of entrepreneurial development found in small Chinese businesses and the cultural barriers to the transfer of standard western management development processes to larger organizations in the region. Concludes by offering advice on how to tailor management development programmes successfully for use in the region.



Kirkbride, P.S. and Tang, S.F.Y. (1992), "Management Development in the Nanyang Chinese Societies of South‐east Asia", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 54-66.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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