Überblick:Pressestimmen 'Most of the people in Mr. Midler's position would not dream of disclosing what they see...' (The Economist) 'Midler has written a fascinating funny and important book.' (Asia Times) '..an invaluable book for anyone considering doing business in China or teaching a course in international trade...a book for all consumers in countries that import products from China.' (Epoch Times) '...a must-read for people engaged in mainland business.' (South China Morning Post) 'Poorly Made in China manages to be both instructive and entertaining with lessons not only for businesspeople looking to China for profits but also for our politicians seeking to promote honest trade and U.S. national interests.' (National Review) 'Poorly Made In China is not so much a hatchet job on Chinese manufacturers than a lively dissection of the cultural clash between Chinese and Western businessmen.' (The Star) 'By the time Midler finishes telling his tale he has upended a lot of the assumptions about this factory for the world...' (Forbes) 'This book has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.' (Financial Times) Synopsis Presents a narrative account of an American who helped facilitate China's booming relationship with the US. This book details compelling and alarming accounts of seven distinct US-China relationships that the author has managed. Klappentext It was a world gone wrong one in which manufacturers thought little of manipulating product quality levels in order to save the smallest amounts where savvy foreign business leaders were made to feel in control while they were taken for a ride by their partners where entire manufacturing facilities sometimes vanished right into thin air... Welcome to Poorly Made in China! At the height of the boom export manufacturing Paul Midler returned to East Asia a recently graduated Wharton MBA. In the right place at the right time he was sought out by a number of foreign companies who wanted help in navigating the new economy. The adventures came fast as did the business and cultural lessons. Poorly Made in China is a dramatic romp through China's export manufacturing sector one that reveals what really goes on behind the scenes. The story follows the author from one project to the next taking the reader through a diverse set of industries and revealing a number of challenges. An engaging business narrative told with doses of humor and insight this true story pulls back the curtain on the rising Chinese economy providing a closer look at the rough-and-tumble environment in which so many of our consumer products are being made. For those trying to make sense of why so many quality failures could come out of China at once this book is an especially interesting read. Poorly Made in China is the tale of a modern-day gold rush and its consequences the chronicling of a rising economic power and its path along a steep growth curve. Entertaining and eye-opening the book highlights the extent to which culture affects business dealings and the ultimate suggestion is that we may have more to be concerned about than product failures alone.' Buchrückseite Praise for Poorly Made in China 'This fast-paced travelogue through the world of Chinese manufacturing is scary fascinating and very funny. Midler is not only a knowledgeable guide to the invisible underbelly of the global economy he is a sympathetic and astute observer of China its challenges and its people. A great read.'--PIETRA RIVOLI author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy 'Paul Midler takes us for a ride through the fastest-growing economy in the world revealing what can--and sometimes does--go wrong when U.S. companies shift production to China. Working in the heart of China's export hub in the country's southern region he has the advantage of a front-row seat to the no-holds-barred games played between manufacturers and importers. He introduces us to a cast of real-life characters and tells his story with a mix of affection and skepticism for what is taking place in China today. Midler delivers a revealing and often funny tale of life and commerce in a country whose exports touch nearly everyone on the planet.'--SARA BONGIORNI author of A Year Without 'Made in China': One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Paul Midler graduated from college in 1992 with a concentration in Chinese history and language. After working in China for a number of years he returned to the United States to complete graduate studies in business with a focus on East Asia. Midler holds an MBA from Wharton and a master's in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute. In the course of his career he has assisted companies of all sizes in a diverse range of industries working directly with hundreds of manufacturers in China.