Download an excerpt from New Asian Emperors here.


"An Interview with Usha Haley", Thought Leadership Interview in Management, Emerald Management First and Emerald Management Thinking, October 2009. PDF available here.

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What people are saying...


“This book is very timely as it examines in a serious but readable manner both the strengths and weaknesses of the Overseas Chinese business community, and provides a framework for understanding how this vibrant community will resurrect itself from the current crisis. Most books on the Overseas Chinese business community have veered between extremes: either gushing with adulation, or portraying them as a semi-conspiracy. This book takes a balanced and holistic view, and weaves in the ethical and cultural traits of the Overseas Chinese with their management practices.”

 Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings & Chairman, MediaCorp Pte Ltd. & Chairman, Singapore Management University


“Westerners have long assumed that there is one right way to organize and conduct large-scale business on a foundation of rationality, individuality, and impersonality. This excellent treatise on the business philosophies and practices of the powerful Overseas Chinese cannot fail to open Western minds to whole new ways of business thinking.  This book is a must reading for any business that wants to succeed in Asia. The authors have presented a masterly picture of how business is done by the Overseas Chinese. Finally, a book to help Western business leaders understand the business philosophies and practices of the Overseas Chinese. Many practices of multinationals need to be altered if they are to compete with, or work with, the Overseas Chinese.”

 Philip Kotler, S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, J.L.Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University


“The Overseas Chinese represent what is arguably one of the most important economic and financial groups in the world, whose actions in the Pacific Rim and in other parts of of the world have had profound effects on economic development, financial stability and instability, and the evolution of a wide range of industries in a global economic context.  They also represent what is often a controversial economic and political force in countries dominated by other ethnic groups. This book provides a thoroughly authoritative and balanced assessment of the Overseas Chinese in terms of their roots, the role of family structures, management practices, and approaches to dealing with Overseas Chinese business groups - which themselves will have to evolve rapidly in the years ahead if they are to succeed as true multinational enterprises.”

 Ingo Walter, Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics & Vice Dean of Faculty, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University