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Franco-Chinese Joint-Ventures: An Impossible Dream?
June 9, 2016
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Chloe Ascencio is a trainer and coach specialising in Chinese management and business culture. In her book Travailler avec les Chinois, she proposes 8 operational factors to ensure success when doing business in China. Below, she shares a few principles for successful joint-ventures between French and Chinese businesses. Contrasting Views of the ‘Joint-Venture’ The Chinese and French […]
Culture & Countries
Procurement in China
May 26, 2016
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How should you go about procurement in China? There is no simple answer to this question, however one thing is certain: the ideas behind buying and selling differ greatly from one culture to another. We are often tempted to go with the cheapest option, but have we given enough thought to what people’s true motivations […]
Culture & Countries
How to Successfully Negotiate in China
April 14, 2016
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What if the success of a negotiation in China did not only depend on the signing of a contract? Philippe Vigoureux shares practical advice to help you succeed when negotiating in China.
Culture & Countries
The Importance of Feng Shui in China
February 4, 2016
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Feng Shui is serious business in China, and the workplace is no exception. Philippe Vigoureux, a leading intercultural consultant, shares a narrative that highlights the importance of understanding local beliefs before imposing your own. During my time in Shanghai I had a chance to meet the General Manager of the Chinese subsidiary of a major luxury […]
Culture & Countries
The fight against corruption in China
July 2, 2015
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The unexpected effects of the fight against corruption or “how to make profit on a bribe in China” … A true story! The following is the true story of something that happened to a European small business based in Shanghai. James was its managing director in China and was seeking to obtain permission to open […]
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Chinese Social Networks
June 18, 2015
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Gaining a cultural understanding of the way the Chinese use the social networks is vital for any company selling their products in China. The Chinese digital industry The Chinese social networks (particularly Wechat and Weibo) and e-commerce platforms are more interconnected in China than in any country in the world. The digital sector has brought […]
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What can we learn from Chinese thought?
May 28, 2015
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After L’Esprit des Religions, Hesna Cailliau has attracted attention once again with the publication of the book Le paradoxe du poisson rouge – Une voie chinoise pour réussir, by Éditions Saint-Simon in 2015. With its 140 pages making it a perfectly manageable read, this subtle yet far reaching work immediately strikes us for its openness […]