John Saee – Project Management in China


China is the world’s largest emerging economy and the most preferred destination of foreign direct investment (FDI) in recent years, China is driving contemporary global economy. As a consequence, most leading Multinational Corporations (MNCs) are increasingly setting up R&D operations in China (Li and Zhong, 2004). While China’s physical and technological infrastructure is increasingly transforming at lightning speed, but institutional and cultural realities are much slower to change, which presents huge challenges for project consultants, project managers and teams (Wong, 2008). In the interview with The PM Channel Dr John Saee describes the important characteristics of the Chinese culture and particularly on communication context.  He also explains why western method in Project Management is not applicable in China.

John-SaeeDuring the past 24 years, Professor Dr. John Saee has held senior line managerial and leadership roles in industry and academia internationally. Whereas, his academic leadership roles cover three continents – Australia, Asia and Europe including France, and Germany. Professor Dr. Saee has authored more than two hundred publications and fifty made up of books and research articles, which have been published by globally leading and respected publishing houses and refereed academic and professional journals and refereed international conference proceedings in Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA.

Watch Dr John Saee interview on The PM Channel – Online project management training and development.

 

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