Acknowledgements. The Author. Introduction: Emerging from Crisis. THE NEW ASIA. Transition to Excellence. The New Asia: What's Different and What's Not. THE NEW ASIAN CORPORATION. Rising from the Ashes. Guanxi, Mergers and Acquisitions, and the New Asian Corporation. Building Corporate Identity and Influence. A SHIFT TO STRATEGY. The Shift to Strategy: Betting the Company. The First Source of Competitiveness: Productivity and Innovation. The Second Source of Competitiveness: Market Industry. PRESSING ASIAN REALITIES. Training and Education: The Innovation Factor. The New Transparency: Managing Global Equity Flows. WHAT COMES NEXT?. Asia in the New Century. References. Index.
MICHAEL ALAN HAMLIN is managing director of TeamAsia, a business consulting group and speaker's bureau, and its Philippine and Singapore affiliate, Hamlin--Iturralde Corporation. Formerly, he served as vice president for external affairs and on the faculty of the Asian Institute of Management. He is a weekly columnist for BusinessWorld, the Philippines' leading business newspaper, and The Manila Bulletin, and is also a regular contributor to the "Rethinking Asia" column in the Far Eastern Economic Review. The author of Asia's Best: The Myth & Reality of Asia's Most Successful Corporations (1998), Hamlin hails from Texas and lives in Manila.
"Undaunted by Asia's near-term financial crisis and other trials, Michael Hamlin has peered into the future of the new Asiancorporation. What he foresees is a powerful transformation led byinnovative, well-managed companies that are revitalizing theregion--making it stronger, wiser, and fiercely competitive."--Fred Wiersema, author of Customer Intimacy, and coauthor of TheDiscipline of Market Leaders. "Mike Hamlin plunges into the real world to come up with lessonsfrom crisis managers coping with an ever-increasingly unpredictableworld." --Antonio R. Samson, senior vice president, Philippine LongDistance Telephone Company "Several of the case examples represent truly leading-edge thinkingand will challenge and inspire business model innovators in Europeand the U.S., as well as those in Asian markets."--AdrianSlywotzky, author of Value Migration