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ASIA IS A VAST continent, home to around one half of the world's population. It encompasses the deserts of Arabia to the west, the frozen wastes of Siberia to the north and the heavily populated cities of India and China to the south and east. Each part of the continent has been home to a variety of ethnic groups, cultures, and religions. As these have met and interacted, it is no surprise that a great number of attitudes and approaches to business have developed over the years.

As a result, the relationships between business organizations, government and society are significantly different across the continent. Although there has been a degree of homogenization of systems as a result of the emergent dominance of Western style capitalism ...

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