Barriers to Entry

Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Breakthroughs in a Chinese Workplace

  • Paul┬áRoss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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    Pages 95-127
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 295-339

About this book


This book offers a unique perspective on the challenges that non-Chinese employed by Chinese companies face and provides insight into the issues foreign employees working for Chinese management encounter. As its source of content the book analyzes the experiences of those currently working for Chinese companies both inside and outside China and in exploring the dimensions of that experience lifts the veil on the inner workings of a Chinese company. By supplementing this primary analysis with secondary research that encompasses a wide range of disciplines (cross-cultural relations, Chinese management philosophy and practice, human resource management, linguistics, and aesthetics, etc.) the book serves as an invaluable resource for those engaged in the study of Chinese enterprise culture and management, cross-cultural relations, international business and human resource management.

Paul Ross is a telecommunications executive based in Shanghai who has lived in China for more than a decade and has extensive experience working within a Chinese state-owned enterprise environment.


Chinese capitalism Human Resources Business culture Cultural differences Employment policies

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul┬áRoss
    • 1
  1. 1.Boynton BeachUSA

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