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Min Ding. (2019) Rethinking Chinese Cultural Identity: "The Hualish" as an Innovative Concept (Springer)

This is a followup book of The Chinese Way, one major section contains description of many segments of Chinese and Chinese firms, using segmentation research method. 

Chad Damro and Terrence Guay. (2016) European Competition Policy and Globalization  (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan)

This book examines the domestic and international dimensions of European Union (EU) competition policy, particularly mergers, anti-competitive practices and state aids. The authors argue that important changes in EU competition policy are having profound effects on the global political economy, and these changes are best understood as European Commission responses to new domestic and international pressures. Using a two-level game analytical framework that is both intra-EU and global in scope, Damro and Guay investigate a wide variety of domestic and foreign public and private actors that interact in crucial ways to determine the development and implementation of EU competition policy. They address this broad question: In what ways do changing external and internal factors affect the evolution of the EU's competition policy and the role that the Commission plays in it? Among the conclusions is that the EU – and particularly the European Commission – has become a leading global regulator.

Terrence Guay. (2019) “Free Trade Agreements and Regional Trade Agreements with Third Counties and European Business,” in The Routledge Companion to European Business, Gabriele Suder, Monica Riviere, and Johan Lindeque, eds., (Abingdon, UK: Routledge), pp. 148-158.

Peter Mhando. (2019) Corporate Governance in Tanzania: Ethics and Accountability at Crossroads. (New York: Routledge)

This book explores the effectiveness of corporate governance in Tanzania and asks how it can be further developed and improved so as to make a difference in the contribution of state-owned enterprises to the economy. The book tries as fairly as possible to probe further into effective corporate governance, using cases of public entities, highlighting shortfalls in their governance and the consequent multiplier effects on socio-economic life. On the other hand, the book also aims to present examples of good governance in multi-layered ways, to show that there is room for creativity and innovation in applying principles of good corporate governance. The Tanzania case will be of considerable interest to researchers looking at questions of corporate governance and economic development both within the country itself, and across Africa as well as a potential investment destination.

Terrence Guay. (2018) “Rise of China,” in SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, 2nd ed., (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE), pp. 462-465.

Peter Mhando. (2018) "Managing in the Informal Economy: The Informal Financial Sector in Tanzania," Africa Journal of Management, 4 (3), pp. 282-305.

To a certain extent, the informal economy flourishes by filling the gap left by formal institutions. This is most vividly illustrated where practical management of informal financial service delivery rests on the need for such as a means to an end in the absence of an effective, well-oiled and regulated financial sector. In this paper, we draw on previous work on managing in the informal economy, to highlight the challenges inherent in Tanzania and illustrate the role played by informal financial services across the board. It is apparent in the final analysis that, what really matters revolves around new ways of economic organization, thanks to technology and institutional set-ups, as evidenced in the case of the informal financial sector in Tanzania.

Min Ding and Jie Xu. (2015) The Chinese Way (New York: Routledge)

This book is written mostly for managers/executives who want to do business with Chinese (firms).

Frederick Onyango Ogola, George N. Njenga, Peter Mhando, and Moses N. Kiggundu. (2015) “A Profile of the East African Community,” Africa Journal of Management, 1 (4), pp. 333-364,

Regional integration in East Africa dates back more than a hundred years. This article provides a general synopsis of the East African Community (EAC) and traces the evolution of regional integration in Eastern Africa from colonial times to the present. The EAC, one of the most integrating Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Africa, and the focus of this special issue, is currently made up of five independent countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. The article describes the EAC’s governance and institutional arrangements and outlines key integration achievements to date, notably the establishment of the Common Market, the promise to establish the monetary union by 2017, and the ultimate goal of achieving a political federation. Noting that as elsewhere in the world regional integration is hard and often protracted among sovereign states, the article discusses the EAC’s challenges, opportunities, and drivers for deeper integration. It also provides a brief discussion of the region’s natural resources, land, demography, and infrastructure. This provides the background for undertaking a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the EAC economies along the measures of governance, development capacity, economy, investment climate, and foreign direct investment inflows. Overall, the data paint a nuanced picture of impressive progress in the midst of daunting challenges. Looking forward, the article concludes that the prospects for deeper integration are promising, providing the EAC continues to build on its successes, confronts current and future challenges, and takes a holistic long-term approach to the effective management of deeper regional integration. We end by calling upon the international community to play a more strategic role, working with the EAC and member states for the effective and sustaining implementation of regional and continental integration.