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Table: Strategy 1: Professionalizing Management


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TABLE: Strategy 1: Professionalizing Management

A sampling of the best emerging Asian companies and their management strategies

COMPANY COUNTRY STRATEGY REVENUE

JOHNSON HONG KONG In the business of micromotors, $250 MILLION

ELECTRIC this family company is bringing up 29%

in outside executives and

investing heavily in training.

TAIWAN TAIWAN This highly successful foundry $740 MILLION

SEMICONDUCTOR has an American as president. up 57%

Under him are a handful of

Taiwanese with American MBAs.

ASTRA INDONESIA The core business is assembling $4 BILLION

INTERNATIONAL and distributing autos. It is up 51%

run by a professional management

team that weathered a crisis

when the founding Soeryadjaya

family sold out in 1993.

SIME MALAYSIA Southeast Asia's biggest $3.1 BILLION

DARBY conglomerate, with 200 companies up 17%

and 32,000 employees, is changing

its sleepy image by wooing fresh

managerial talent.

RAJA INDONESIA This group, which includes pulp $1 BILLION

GARUDA MAS and paper plants, hires managers NA

from around the world to help start

up or manage its businesses.

NOTE: Sales are 1994 or most recent fiscal year, in U.S. dollars. NA=not

available. DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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