Transforming new start-ups into well established firms is a complex process and contains the management of many complex and challenging tasks. In this paper, we examine the roles played by some Chinese cultural values in facilitating the development of effective strategies to manage these tasks and argue that these cultural values are of critical importance because they could be the cognitive basis for developing a paradoxical frame that helps managers to recognise and accept the simultaneous existence of contradictions, develop a more effective cognitive representation when facing a rugged landscape and identify effective management rules in complex environment.
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Local advice on managing blackgrass
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