Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2003

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 520/620



Although lauded for their success in many facets of production - such as production time, ramp-up speed, costs, and scalability - product quality from Chinese manufacturers has been slow to improve. One of the primary concerns of a foreign company entering into an International Joint Venture (IJV) agreement with a Chinese manufacturer is the attainment and maintenance of set quality standards. Production quality may be traced to inherent characteristics of Chinese business culture, especially human resources and international relations. A survey questionnaire was sent to Chinese business owners and managers, and the results showed a link between Chinese business culture and production quality.


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