Strategic management in Asia is different. Decision-making differs from that taught in Western, and even Asian, schools of business. In the last decade, the influence of Japanese management systems on Western management practice has become evident. Though the Japanese economy is the world's second largest, and Japan's population substantial, neither compares with the combined economies and combined populations of non-Japanese Asia. The influence of the most aggressive elements of the non-Japanese Asian business communities, the Overseas Chinese and Overseas Indian Networks cannot help to be felt on Western management practice. This article explains why this difference in decision-making styles exists, analyzes the implications of the Asian decision-making style for managing in Asia, and discusses its implications for the future of strategic marketing management practice.
Asia, Decision making, Management styles, Marketing strategy, Networks, Strategic management
Asian Studies | Marketing | Strategic Management Policy
Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing
HALEY, George T. and TAN, Chin Tiong.
East vs. West: Strategic Marketing Management Meets the Asian Networks. (1999). Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 14, (2), 91-101. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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