Chinese Women Business Leaders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081010549, 9780081012215

Chinese Women Business Leaders

1st Edition

Seven Principles of Leadership

eBook ISBN: 9780081012215
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081010549
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th June 2017
Page Count: 180
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Chinese Women Business Leaders - Seven Principles of Leadership includes seven women who represent the characteristics of ShEOs in the wave of Chinese economic reform. Their unique life stories are also reflections of changes in Chinese society. These women have each played a distinctive role In China’s rapid emergence. Reform and opening up has brought more opportunities than ever before to Chinese women, though along with these opportunities come some questions and challenges.

The fetters and shackles of tradition have been shattered. A path for self-actualization has opened up. Women in mainland China have experienced great changes, and struggled with conflicts between traditional heritage and modern values. Ever since reform and opening up in 1978, the rapid emergence of women in leadership roles in business has paralleled significant upheavals in the Chinese business landscape.

Key Features

  • Offers a new perspective on leadership using examples from successful woman leaders in Chinese business
  • Includes seven unique case interviews with successful women leaders in China
  • Provides an overview of China’s business environment over the past 30 years and the challenges unique to entrepreneurs working in China


Researchers on Chinese business, and business in Asia; researchers and postgraduates in Asian and area studies; researchers and students of the Chinese business environment

Table of Contents

Part 1: She Is CEO
1. A Silent Women Leadership Revolution Runs Deep
2. The Rising Power of "Womenomics"
3. Chinese Women in Transformation
4. The Tortuous Path of Women in Leadership
5. Sketches of seven Chinese women business leaders

Part 2: Women are Like Water
6. Ocean: the Embracing
7. Lake: the Tranquil
8. River: the Persevering
9. Waterfall: the Courageous
10. Rain: the Nourishing
11. Droplet: the Penetrating
12. Shapeless: the Accommodating


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