The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution

A Case Study of Port Development in China

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The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution: A Case Study of Port Development in China

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Offering insights of unusual richness, this book examines one of the world's most important business environments to determine the way that organizations can develop through interaction with their environments. It fills a gap in our understanding of the evolution of the Chinese business environment and throws light on the theory of co-evolution in order to inspire management practice.<P>Written on the basis of a collaboration between a leading business manager and renowned university scholars, this groundbreaking book makes a significant contribution both to theory and practice of competitive strategy.<P><b>Contents:</b> <BR>Part I: Introduction, Perspective and Method <BR>1. Introduction <BR>2. The Co-evolutionary Perspective <BR>3. Research Design and Methodology <BR>Part II: Environment, Evolution and Managerial Initiative <BR>4. Yantian Port and its Changing Environment <BR>5. The Evolution of a World-Class Port <BR>6. Innovations in Management Practice <BR>7. Relationship Management - Creating a Relational Framework <BR>Part III: Co-evolution: Theory and Practice <BR>8. Forms of Co-evolution <BR>9. The Political Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution <BR>10. Lessons for Managers Operating in a Complex Environment <BR>Index
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