Building a Global Responsive Organization: The Case of the Haier Group

Xinbo Sun, Yi Cao, Suxiu Li, Xin Li

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    This chapter outlines the philosophic underpinnings of the self-management paradigm developed over the past three decades by China’s Haier Group, a global leader in white goods. The successful transformation of Haier from a small resource-poor firm to a dominant global giant is often attributed to the self-management culture established in the company by its legendary leader Zhang Ruimin. This management paradigm is a function of the humbleness displayed by Mr. Zhang Ruimin and rooted in his strong belief in the traditional Chinese philosophy of I-Ching and Daoism. We show how the hexagram of Qian (“qian”: humbleness, modesty) from I-Ching is linked to Mr. Zhang’s humble approach and analyze how the six parts of the hexagram of Qian are related to the six development stages of the Haier Group. These insights are used to give some thoughts to the leadership challenge associated with the creation of a dynamic and responsive global organization.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelThe Responsive Global Organization : New Insights from Global Strategy and International Business
    RedaktørerTorben Juul Andersen
    Udgivelses stedBingley
    ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
    Publikationsdato2017
    Sider149-168
    Kapitel6
    ISBN (Trykt)9781787148321
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9781787148314, 9781787432673
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2017
    Navn Emerald Studies in Global Strategic Responsiveness
    Vol/bind1

    Emneord

    • Humble
    • Self-management
    • Philosophy
    • Daoism
    • I-Ching
    • Hexagram

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    Sun, X., Cao, Y., Li, S., & Li, X. (2017). Building a Global Responsive Organization: The Case of the Haier Group. I T. J. Andersen (red.), The Responsive Global Organization: New Insights from Global Strategy and International Business (s. 149-168). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. Emerald Studies in Global Strategic Responsiveness , Bind. 1 https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-831-420171006
    Sun, Xinbo ; Cao, Yi ; Li, Suxiu ; Li, Xin. / Building a Global Responsive Organization: The Case of the Haier Group. The Responsive Global Organization: New Insights from Global Strategy and International Business. red. / Torben Juul Andersen. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing, 2017. s. 149-168 ( Emerald Studies in Global Strategic Responsiveness , Bind 1).
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    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

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    Sun X, Cao Y, Li S, Li X. Building a Global Responsive Organization: The Case of the Haier Group. I Andersen TJ, red., The Responsive Global Organization: New Insights from Global Strategy and International Business. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. 2017. s. 149-168. ( Emerald Studies in Global Strategic Responsiveness , Bind 1). https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-831-420171006