Foxconn, Chinese factory that produces Apple’s (and other’s) products, made a lot of news this year due to allegedly appalling working conditions and low wages. According to Winter Nie and William Dowell, authors of the new AMACOM book In the Shadow of the Dragon, was due to comparisons to American factories. Compared to the average factory in China, Foxconn’s working conditions are better than average and the pay is competitive. Nie and Dowell speak to our misconceptions about China and how they are emerging as the new competitive business force of the world.
Winter Nie is a business consultant and professor at IMD, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.
William Dowell is a freelance writer who has served as a Time correspondent around the world and as European regional editor and correspondent of Global News Enterprises.
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