The Asian Insider

Unconventional Wisdom for Asian Business

  • Authors
  • Michael Backman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Asian Insider: An Introduction

    1. Michael Backman
      Pages 1-4
  3. How Asia Really Works

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael Backman
      Pages 7-14
  4. Government, the Rule of Law and Democracy in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-16
    2. Michael Backman
      Pages 17-24
    3. Michael Backman
      Pages 25-29
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      Pages 35-41
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  5. Singapore and Malaysia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Michael Backman
      Pages 77-90
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About this book


Knowledge of Asian business is dominated by conventional wisdom, much of which has achieved the status of myth. Bestselling author Michael Backman has researched beneath the surface to reveal the things that you need to know about Asian business and society. Using a wealth of examples, case studies and anecdotes, he provides a revealing and unconventional picture based around key business themes. Business, business culture and culture are entwined to draw the reader from the outside into becoming an Asian insider. Written in the author's direct, sharp style, The Asian Insider is a fascinating read for anyone wishing to get to grips with Asian business and understand how Asia really works.


business China East Asia Information Technology (IT) Japan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51288-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-4840-3
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