Beijing Jeep: A Case Study Of Western Business In China by Jim Mann

By Jim Mann

When China opened its doorways to the West within the overdue Nineteen Seventies, Western companies jumped on the likelihood to promote their items to the main populous country on the planet. Boardrooms all over buzzed with excitement—a Coke for each citizen, a tv for each kinfolk, a private machine for each place of work. At no different time have the associations of Western capitalism attempted to do company with a communist nation to the level that they did in China lower than Deng Xiaoping. but, over the last decade top as much as the bloody occasions in and round Tiananmen sq., that scan produced turning out to be sadness on either side, and a imaginative and prescient of taking pictures the world's biggest industry faded.Picked as one among Fortune Magazine's "75 Smartest Books We Know," this up to date model of Beijing Jeep, strains the historical past of the stormy romance among American enterprise and chinese language communism throughout the studies of yankee cars and its operation in China, Beijing Jeep, a heavily watched three way partnership frequently visited through American politicians and chinese language leaders. Jim Mann explains how the various world's savviest executives thoroughly misjudged the enterprise weather and recounts how the chinese language, who bought helpful new know-how at almost no fee to themselves, finally outcapitalized the capitalists. And, in a brand new epilogue, Mann revisits and updates the occasions which constituted the most problems with the 1st edition.Elegantly written, brilliantly said, Beijing Jeep is a cautionary story concerning the West's age-old quest to do company within the center Kingdom.

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Sure, the Chinese plant was poorly tooled, but AMC had a few third-rate operations of its own. The Chinese assembly line seemed crazy; it looked as though the workers put it up one day, with little thought, and then went to work making cars the next. But there was a certain charm to that, like an old-fashioned cottage industry. AMC could find plenty of conveyor experts to help fix the assembly line. The paint system looked like the worst in the world, but they could rip it out and put in a new one.

What could be more obvious? And yet, upon examination, each one of these assumptions was questionable. First and most important, the supposedly vast Chinese market Mao Tais and Friendship 55 was a myth. China was an extremely poor country. Its consumers didn't have the purchasing power and its state enterprises didn't have the foreign exchange necessary to buy large quantities of goods from the West—and it wasn't clear the situation would improve much for decades. One World Bank study estimated that in the mid-1980s, the amount available for consumer spending was less than $100 a year for each person in China—and that even if the Chinese economy were to enter a period of high growth, the figure in the year 2000 would be a little more than $200 per person.

Even those companies hoping to cut their production costs by manufacturing in China, like American Motors, were interested mainly because of the possibility of selling their output there. You could find cheap labor elsewhere in the world, but you couldn't find a billion consumers anywhere else. The second theme was that even if a company couldn't immediately do the kind of business it wanted in China, it would be wise at least to establish a presence there—to open an office, start some small-scale production, give a little technical help to a prospective Chinese partner, do something, anything, to get started.

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