1000 Days In Shanghai: The Story of Volkswagon the First Chinese-German Car Factory


1000 Days In Shanghai: The Story of Volkswagon the First Chinese-German Car Factory Automotive
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Posth arrived in China with a vision. He navigated a steep learningcurve, achieved his goals and now shares an insightful, first-handaccount of an intriguing journey that included bumps andhighlights. 1,000 Days in Shanghai is a breathtaking manualfor anyone contemplating a business career in the increasinglyvibrant arena of today's China. It is also a personalaccount, done with great sensitivity, revealing between the lines adeep respect for the spirit that propels China's social andindustrial revolution today.--Hans Michael Jebsen, Chairman, Jebsen and Co., Ltd.

To really understand China's economic development, oneneeds to look at the history of individual projects. This appliesin particular to those who are considering a venture on site. Thisbook by Martin Posth is a unique document on the subject: evidenceof profound knowledge, didactically sound, with comprehensibleconclusions--simply readable!--Prof. Heinrich v.Pierer, Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, SiemensAG
Former Chairman of the German Asian-Pacific BusinessCommission
Co-Chairman of the German-Chinese Dialog Forum

This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to work in or viaChina. The personal experiences of a pioneering manager can alsohelp management to see the transformation of China in a new light.Anybody wanting to be successful in China should heed the practicallessons that Martin Posth draws.--Prof. Dr. EberhardSandschneider, Otto-Wolff-Director, Research Institute
Executive Officer, German Council on Foreign Relations(DGAP)

In establishing the Volkswagen works in Shanghai at thebeginning of Deng Xiaoping's reform era, Martin Posth made abreach in the wall behind which the People's Republic ofChina had dug its trenches up until then. His experiences areuseful for anyone wanting to work the Chinese market with anydegree of success. The fascinating reading that his report makes, and heeding his lessons, can help any entrepreneur to avoid costlymistakes.--Dr. Theo Sommer, DIE ZEIT, Editor-at-Large

For the Chinese, this book by Martin Posth is a historicdocument on the Open Door Policy for foreign investors. It is amust-read.--Prof. Xu Kuangdi, Mayor of Shanghai1995-2001, Chairman China Federation of Industrial Economics(CFIE), Co-Chairman of the German-Chinese Dialog Forum

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