Has China Devised a Superior Path to Wealth Creation? The Role of Secular Values

Has China Devised a Superior Path to Wealth Creation? The Role of Secular Values

The rise of China will profoundly change the world, and the rest of us now have a chance to understand how and why this is happening, or continue to moralise about this “disaster”, thought to harm our way of life. What is especially galling is that the Chinese appear better able to create wealth and value than the West. Even in the midst of political denunciations, more and more businesses are profitably engaging China.

We have to face the fact that China excels at what we are supposed to admire, the peaceful creation of wealth. It even withstands the current pandemic several hundred times more successfully than we have. The answers to China’s success lie not in “communism” but in Chinese civilization and culture which is 22 centuries old and extends to most of East Asia, and has traded peacefully since Roman times. This is a book about measured business cultures, East and West, and explains, using largely Western scholarship, why China is winning and will continue to do so unless and until we wake up.


Charles Hampden-Turner graduated from Trinity College Cambridge, and received his MBA and DBA from the Graduate School of Business of Harvard University. He was a recipient of the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Lilly Endowment, among others. He is the author of 21 books, including Riding the Waves of Culture and Maps of the Mind (1981). Dr Hampden-Turner co-founded Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting in 1983.

Peter Peverelli is affiliated with the School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He received a PhD from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a PhD in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He was one of the first Dutch students to study for a year in China in 1975 and has been shuttling between Europe and China ever since. He combines his academic work with business consulting. His publications include: Chinese Corporate Identity (2006) and Chinese Entrepreneurship (2012).

Fons Trompenaars is an organizational theorist, management consultant and best-selling author. He is known for his seven-dimensional model of national business cultures. His publications include Riding the Waves of Culture, and he is a recipient of a Professional Practice Award from the American Society of Training and Development. In 2011, HR Magazine voted him among the world’s top 20 international thinkers. He is Director of a course on Servant Leadership at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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ISBN: 1-5275-6945-4

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-6945-4

Release Date: 1st August 2021

Pages: 224

Price: £64.99