The Taoist Spirit of Haier: The Metaphor of Sea Based on the Symbolism of Water

Peter Ping Li, Steven Shijin Zhou, Abby Jingzi Zhou

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    Abstract

    It is unusual for any speech to maintain strong influence over the general strategies of an organization and the behavior of its employees over time. ‘Haier Is a Sea’, presented by Zhang Ruimin, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Haier, more than twenty years ago, is an exception. This commentary identifies the core features of sea as a metaphor, explores the philosophical roots of this metaphor, and discusses the implications.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalManagement and Organization Review
    Volume12
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)803-806
    ISSN1740-8776
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Li, Peter Ping ; Zhou, Steven Shijin ; Zhou, Abby Jingzi. / The Taoist Spirit of Haier : The Metaphor of Sea Based on the Symbolism of Water. In: Management and Organization Review. 2016 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 803-806.
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