wow. i gotta say, she’s got a point there. [/quote]
No she doesn’t. She an over-sensitive Asian who sees any criticism of Asia as racist. She must have recommended ‘nancywu’ to join Forumosa.
B-schools don’t teach ethics, not seriously. Law school ethics class are a joke. Though this is not to say that Asian b-schools are better or something, just that the educational system in US, as great as it is, doesn’t touch on certain ethical aspects of the real world or realizes its limitations. [/quote]
Just finished my Master’s from a large B-school in the States. Ethics classes were required.
[quote=“Kenny McCormick”]Look at the SEC fining the IBs left and right.
[/quote] The SEC has laws that don’t even exist in places like Taiwan, Japan or Korea (much less China or SE Asia, except Singapore). Even Europe is having a hard time dealing with the new regulations and strict measures of Anglo-Saxon business and the new Sarbane Oxely Act.
who do you think picks all the fruit in America. all the oranges, the grapes, the berries in CA and FL. There have been many documented cases of slavery (not legal, but de facto). [/quote] Certain groups of Mexican immigrants, who live in exteme poverty in their homeland, see picking fruit in the US as a step up and a way to at least gain some economic opportunity. They do hard, physical labor and I’m sure there are unscrupulous men who take advantage of them. But this ‘management technique’ is not universal or enculturated in American business.
I’ve worked for two Taiwanese companies. Both of them expected their employees to work 70+ hrs. a week without much pay and with no non-work-related activities allowed (such as being able to check your email on a non-work account or looking at the Internet). My friends have told me they experience the same problems. Most Taiwanese professionals I’ve met said they wanted to work for foreign companies, so they could be treated better.
but where does the term “old boys network” come from?[/quote]
It’s a derogatory term to explain the West’s form of ‘guan-xi’. However, ‘guan-xi’ in Asia is not derogatory. It’s considered common sense.
Still, I would goto a US biz school, because of the prestige, the curriculum, the connections (your classmates), and the professors, and finally the long history of law & modern economy. [/quote]
That’s why Asians go there, instead of studying in Asia. To be fair, the UK, Canada, and Australia (read: the Anglo-Saxon world) also attract a fair share of Asians looking for knowledge and opportunity.
as for the original poster’s question, wouldn’t a Asian MBA be fine in its region of influence ie its home country or geographic region?[/quote]All I know is that I’ve met Taiwanese with Master’s degrees from schools here (even NTU) who ended up going abroad to get another so they could have a better education and better career.
I would strongly advise against studying in Asia.
The book below, recommended by The Economist, sheds light on this discussion. Please read before you again post your 2 cents on business in Asia as compared to the West.
‘Asian Eclipse: Exposing the Dark Side of Business in Asia, Revised Edition’
by Michael Backman.