Michael Useem is William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.Harbir Singh is William and Phyllis Mack Professor of Management and co-director of the Mack Institute for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.Neng Liang is Professor of Management, Director of the Case Development Center, and Associate Dean for Faculty, China Europe International Business School, China.Peter Cappelli is George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director of the Center for Human Resources, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
"Fortune Makers chronicles how a new brand of Chinese
business leaders have thrown off the shackles of the Cultural
Revolution and State-owned enterprises to lead aggressive private
companies into the global business arena. The authors-Cappelli,
Liang, Singh and Useem-provide a fascinating glimpse what makes
these CEOs and the companies they lead tick, while sounding an
alarm bell for all those Western competitors that will need to up
their game to be successful in the future. This is a book that
should be required reading for anyone conducting international
business inside or outside of China."--Arthur D. Collins, Jr.,
former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Inc., and Managing Partner,
Acorn Advisors, LLC
"A lively exploration of the Chinese way of doing business."
"Fortune Makers provides an extremely interesting perspective on a new breed of global companies with roots in China. As the chief marketing officer of Lenovo for four years, I had the unique privilege to observe and engage in the operations of one such company. Made me a huge believer in the massive impact companies like Lenovo will continue to make on the global stage. To understand how China's great private companies are being directed and led, this is the book to read."--Deepak Advani, Managing Director of private-equity firm, Hellman & Friedman LLC, and formerly Global Chief Marketing Officer of Lenovo and General Manager of IBM Commerce
"Surprising insights...The authors ably demonstrate how the once-countercultural practice of capitalism in China remains unlike the variety practiced in the West. Full of object lessons, this is a valuable overview for students of international commerce."--Kirkus Reviews