Research Journal of The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal
ISSN 1847-5450 print / ISSN 1847-6228 online
udc 62:658(05)

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1. Li Shan, Florence Ling Yean Yng, George Ofori & Low Sui Pheng:

Military principles of chinese origin to improve competitiveness


An old but still significant topic is that managers need to understand how to improve competitiveness. This paper describes the contributions of the Chinese military principles to enhance firm’s competitiveness. The re- search method used in this paper is literature review. The contributions obtained through four steps. First is to identify traditional Chinese mili tary principles. Secondly, Sun Tzu’s Art of War was identified by making a comparison among seven Chinese military principles. Thirdly, Sun Tzu’s Art of War was reviewed and its relevance to business competi tiveness was identified. Finally, a brief comparison between Sun Tzu’s principle and Porter’s strategy for competitiveness is made. At last, this paper suggests that swiftness, adaptability and intelligence are useful principles for operating in China.


Chinese military strategy, the Art of War, competitiveness