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Jul

Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

Vietnam has enjoyed a good deal of recent economic success and the transition of the economy toward a more market-oriented emphasis has led to interest in Vietnamese entrepreneurship, which is the subject of this month’s report.  In order to understand entrepreneurship in Vietnam, it is important to take into consideration the influence of cultural and socioeconomic factors, particularly the impact that traditional Confucian values have had on attempts to develop a sustainable entrepreneurial spirit within the community and processes that can support creation and growth of entrepreneurial businesses.  Beginning with this post, we are shifting to a new monthly publication schedule that will transition to a newsletter format, although special posts will still be made as necessary for development that we believe merit the immediate attention of our visitors.

4
Jul

Role of the State in Korean Economic Development

While Japan has probably been the major focus of research and commentary regarding the role of the state in economic development, Korea’s experience as a “developmental state” is also an important illustration of the role that governments sometimes choose to play in directing the public and private sectors toward specific economic and social goals.  This report provides a brief introduction to the role of the state in Korean economic development.  Beginning with this post, we are shifting to a new monthly publication schedule that will transition to a newsletter format, although special posts will still be made as necessary for development that we believe merit the immediate attention of our visitors.

4
Jul

Key Issues in Negotiating Purchase Contracts with Foreign Suppliers

Each contract for the cross-border purchase of goods has its own unique business issues; however, certain topics tend to come up continuously in this area.  This report introduces and discusses some of the key issues in negotiating purchase contracts with foreign suppliers, including transportation and logistics, compliance with export and import requirements, inspection and acceptance of the goods, and payment and financing. 

4
Jul

Japanese Management Systems

The tremendous economic success enjoyed by Japan and its companies in global markets during the 1970s and 1980s led to a flood of research and analysis regarding Japanese management systems, including comparisons with the methods used in the US and Europe and prescriptions from commentators as to how Japanese management practices might be transferred to firms in the US in order to boost their performance.  The work conducted in this area corresponded with an explosion of global economic activity and it was often argued that international competitiveness could be directly tied to the managerial styles and systems.  At the same time, the study of culture began to play a more important role as researcher explored how societal cultures influenced the way that managers coordinated activities in their organizations.  This report provides a brief introduction to some of the work that has been conducted on Japanese management systems.  Beginning with this post, we are shifting to a new monthly publication schedule that will transition to a newsletter format, although special posts will still be made as necessary for development that we believe merit the immediate attention of our visitors.