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Introduction: Getting Streetwise

  • Michael Backman

Abstract

A tsunami of historic proportions; embryonic legal systems; a shortage of professional managers; the SARS and bird flu panics; arrogant governments that claim that Confucianism gives them carte blanche to clamp down on media freedom, journalists, and the internet; and companies that pay only lip service to corporate governance: these are some of the problems with which investors in Asia must contend, be they from Asia or outside. But Asia is also home to economies that are changing at a dramatic and exhilarating pace, with rapid increases in spending power, and cultures and people that are a delight.

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Corporate Governance Family Firm Competitive Intelligence Inside Knowledge Business Book 
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© Michael Backman 2005

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  • Michael Backman

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