A useful analysis by a consultant who advises Western companies on what to do about China’s manufacturing problems. Many laboratories protect their reputation by hiding, rather than revealing, what they test and whistle-blowing is punished rather than rewarded.
"This fast-paced travelogue through the world of Chinese manufacturing is scary, fascinating, and very funny. Midler is not only a knowledgeable guide to the invisible underbelly of the global economy, he is a sympathetic and astute observer of China, its challenges, and its people. A great read."
——PIETRA RIVOLI, author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy
"Paul Midler takes us for a ride through the fastest-growing economy in the world, revealing what can—and sometimes does—go wrong when U.S. companies shift production to China. Working in the heart of China's export hub, in the country's southern region, he has the advantage of a front-row seat to the no-holds-barred games played between manufacturers and importers. He introduces us to a cast of real-life characters and tells his story with a mix of affection and skepticism for what is taking place in China today. Midler delivers a revealing and often funny tale of life and commerce in a country whose exports touch nearly everyone on the planet."
——SARA BONGIORNI, author of A Year Without 'Made in China': One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
“Most of the people in Mr. Midler’s position would not dream of disclosing what they see...”
“Midler has written a fascinating, funny and important book.”
“..an invaluable book for anyone considering doing business in China or teaching a course in international trade...a book for all consumers in countries that import products from China.”
“...a must-read for people engaged in mainland business.”
——South China Morning Post
“Poorly Made in China manages to be both instructive and entertaining, with lessons not only for businesspeople looking to China for profits, but also for our politicians seeking to promote honest trade and U.S. national interests.”
“Poorly Made In China is not so much a hatchet job on Chinese manufacturers than a lively dissection of the cultural clash between Chinese and Western businessmen.”
"By the time Midler finishes telling his tale, he has upended a lot of the assumptions about this factory for the world..."
"This book has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments."
Paul Midler graduated from college in 1992 with a concentration in Chinese history and language. After working in China for a number of years, he returned to the United States to complete graduate studies in business with a focus on East Asia. Midler holds an MBA from Wharton and a master's in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute. In the course of his career, he has assisted companies of all sizes in a diverse range of industries, working directly with hundreds of manufacturers in China.
书名:Poorly Made in China: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game
副书名: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game
出版日期:April 6, 2009