Management of Engineering and Technology
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.
Abu-Khater, Bassam; Alsudiri, Turki; Chandiwalla, Farooq; Fenwick, Dave; Ivanov, Alexei; and Said, S., "The Effects of Chinese Business Culture on Production Quality" (2003). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1622.