"He"(合 amalgamation) is an important addition to what we know about virtue (德), harmony (和), flexibility (柔), and credibility (诚), together constituting five Confucius philosophies used widely in Chinese management. Hé 合 focuses on how ordinary firms with ordinary resources can achieve extraordinary results through combinatively and complementarily using all resources available to the firm. It pinpoints a unique growth path for Chinese firms – build up their potent advantage or compensate for disadvantage by creatively combining open resources or generic capabilities, often resulting in high price-value ratio and quick response to market that suit particularly well mass markets. In this presentation I'll present a framework that delineates antecedents, conditions, processes, and outcomes of this Chinese management philosophy.
Yadong Luo is the Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair of Graduate Business Studies and Professor of Management at University of Miami. He is also an elected Fellow of Academy of International Business. Yadong Luo has emerged as the world's top research scholar in international management since the mid-90s. He has published over 150 articles in major refereed journals in international business and management, including AMJ, ASQ, AMR, SMJ, JIBS, JAP, Org. Science, among others. He also authored more than a dozen books and about a hundred other publications. His research interests include global corporate strategy, global corporate governance, international joint ventures, and management in emerging economies, among others. Yadong Luo's research record includes seminal pieces on important and timely topics, such as co-opetition in international business, business-government relationships, cross-cultural cooperative strategies, multinational enterprises in emerging markets, and international expansion of emerging market enterprises. He currently is a consulting editor of JIBS, editor of JWB, and senior editor of MOR. He is the recipient of a dozen research and teaching awards at University of Miami and University of Hawaii, where he taught before joining University of Miami.