The origins of China's economic ideology

Corporatism has been resurrected in post-socialist, quasi-capitalist China. Photo: EPA

Set forth in the 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum, corporatism became the most influential ethically motivated intervention into economics in modern history. It still shapes constitutions, laws and attitudes throughout the world.

Thursday, 28 February, 2013, 3:37am

The journey home from the wasteland may be the most difficult one of all

Restlessness and inchoate stirrings of revolt have reached the very gates of the bastions of capitalism, Wall Street in New York and the City of London. For days, protesters have been encamped in both financial capitals raising banners, flags and voices against burning injustices of the modern economic system.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mergers and disillusions

A stronger economy typically heralds an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, but the fact remains that many such deals simply fail to deliver the promised benefits.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Managing different generations at work - Alessandra Piovesana

Alessandra Piovesana Regional managing director - North Asia, Nuance-Watson (HK)


17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Corporate Culture - Stephen Leung

Stephen Leung Country manager, Pfizer Hong Kong

Characteristics of corporate culture

For more than 50 years, Pfizer HK's commitment to our people is without peer. We embrace a special culture of diversity, inclusion and curiosity.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Ngong Ping 360

Effective human resources practices are an integral part of the management system which enables the award's first runner-up, Ngong Ping 360, to tackle different challenges.

The cable-car incident in 2007, which generated intense media attention, was a very challenging time for the company.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Firm's corporate goal motivates employees

Despite the challenging economic climate, convention and exhibition venue manager AsiaWorld-Expo Management is confident that its corporate culture - embracing teamwork and positive thinking - motivates its staff to reposition the company for long-term growth. It believes that delegating decision-making authority to its motivated staff helps it meet the ever-changing needs of customers.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Teamwork crucial to achieving goals

As head of marketing at MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong), Angela Chan espouses teamwork and staff engagement in her everyday work. She believes this approach helps to set good objectives for projects and contributes to her being a good middle manager.

31 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Commitment key to success at GolinHarris

Global public relations agency GolinHarris believes a people-centred culture is key to winning the loyalty of employees. 'We are proud of ourselves attracting great people and people who stay with us for a long time in this friendly and warm culture,' said Al Golin, the company's founder and chairman.

11 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Winning Ways serves ideal recipe for hotel

One way of ensuring employees generate top quality service and products consistently is to develop happy and engaged staff. In doing so, hotel group InterContinental Hong Kong introduced a training programme, 'The Winning Ways', to all of its 820 staff last year to help employees to change their work behaviour.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Corporate culture can reshape a firm's future

An organisation's corporate culture directly affects its performance. The constant challenge for organisations to react nimbly to the ever-changing business environment means it is crucial they keep their corporate culture primed to support their strategic development.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Sage strategy puts all staff on same page

The Hong Kong Society for the Aged (Sage), which operates six care and attention homes for the elderly, has two key priorities - it must maintain a high level of service quality at all times while meeting the needs of more than 900 frontline staff whose day-to-day duties are sometimes far from easy.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pfizer pushes 'people culture'

The international pharmaceutical giant goes out of its way to make sure that employees feel valued

AS BUSINESSES remain focused on measurable success and financial performance, they can easily overlook the needs and concerns of the people who make it all happen.

17 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Oracle sees wisdom in corporate culture club

WHEN FACED WITH the prospect of supporting a fast-expanding business in China, even seasoned HR professionals with international companies will admit to the odd feeling of trepidation. What concerns them is not so much the size of the task as how well an external corporate culture will be accepted by Chinese employees, and the degree to which local practices should be allowed to prevail.

26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Taking stock key to group change

A MANAGER'S cynicism, hostility towards others, ignorance and fear can make a mockery of teamwork in an organisation, a leading consultant said.

And if companies want teams to work the way they are meant to, then behaviour and attitudes of managers must be changed, said Art Marshall, business development manager of ARC International.

11 Sep 1995 - 12:00am