Category Archives: China

Poorly Made in China

This is obviously a “contrarian” view on the Chinese manufacturing phenomenon. That said, the author is deeply experienced and knows what he is talking about – as he describes the systemic problems with “quality fade” and poor business practices in … Continue reading

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The Wal-Mart Effect

This is the very best book I have read on Wal-Mart, and highly recommended for B&T students especially. It is sort of the demand-side counterpart to the supply-side story presented in The China Price.

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Factory Girls

This is a terrific book, combining economics and a sociological/historical perspective on the transformation of the Chinese labor markets. It is a nice companion piece to The China Price. Also a easy read. Leslie Chang is a Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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The China Price

I am doing a fair amount of reading now on China – for obvious reasons. I will post here only those books that I am convinced are worth your while. The China Price was written by Alexandra Harney, a former … Continue reading

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