Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WITT Michael A. (Editor)
Asian Business and Management (eight volume set in the SAGE Library in Business and Management), Sage (2012) 2496

Much of our existing knowledge about business and management has evolved in the West, but the emergence of Asian firms as major players in the world economy is challenging business and management scholars to widen their focus. Asia represents a major source of variations in structure, behavior and context – from cultural, institutional and political to social and economic. This affords new opportunities for testing existing theories of business and management and for driving the development of new ones. Japan has already provided a precedent for this, with much of the current state of the art in technology and operations management resting on Japanese management foundations. This major work presents a collection of seminal works on Asian business and management, carefully chosen by the editor on the basis of impact and expert nominations. The set consolidates key contributions from diverse sources and organizes articles by themes to enable better understanding of key areas. The editor’s introduction reviews the included articles and identifies major streams of research within each theme.