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Published by: Asian Business Case Centre
Published in: 2002

Abstract

In January 1995, Kimberley Tan was reviewing an expatriation offer from SingChina Investments Holdings Ltd (SCIHL), Singapore. It was a three-year contract as finance manager for its joint venture, SingChina Tire Pte Ltd Hefei, China (SCT). On the upside, Kimberley was aware that SCT''s transition from state-owned to joint venture enterprise offered immense challenges she was looking for from an overseas assignment. In addition to generous allowances for agreeing to work in China, the new position of finance manager brought her authority and responsibility at a very young age of 28, to hone her managerial skills for a quick ladder up in the corporate world. On the downside, Kimberley wondered as to how she would handle the difference in national and organisational cultures and balance the conflicting interest of joint venture partners. The case study is suitable for courses in international business and cross- cultural management.
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Large
Other setting(s):
1995-1998

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Abstract

In January 1995, Kimberley Tan was reviewing an expatriation offer from SingChina Investments Holdings Ltd (SCIHL), Singapore. It was a three-year contract as finance manager for its joint venture, SingChina Tire Pte Ltd Hefei, China (SCT). On the upside, Kimberley was aware that SCT''s transition from state-owned to joint venture enterprise offered immense challenges she was looking for from an overseas assignment. In addition to generous allowances for agreeing to work in China, the new position of finance manager brought her authority and responsibility at a very young age of 28, to hone her managerial skills for a quick ladder up in the corporate world. On the downside, Kimberley wondered as to how she would handle the difference in national and organisational cultures and balance the conflicting interest of joint venture partners. The case study is suitable for courses in international business and cross- cultural management.

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Location:
Size:
Large
Other setting(s):
1995-1998

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