Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements Author : Albrecht Schnabel Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Total Pages : 465 Release : 2006 ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822034781179 ISBN 13 : Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements Book Description: This ground-breaking book was published in 2000 and is being re-issued under the Marshall Cavendish Academic imprint. The book chronicles the rise of the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) from its humble beginnings in the days of the Great Depression to its distinguished status among the world's top 500 banks. Using a business model that combined Chinese values with Western management, the men at the helm of OCBC transformed it from a dialect-based family concern into a modern, innovative institution. Foremost among its many able leaders was Tan Chin Tuan, whose half a century with the bank made him synonymous with the OCBC. Much of the story of the OCBC is inextricably linked to Tan Chin Tuan, his philosophy, his management style and leadership. This account of the OCBC story provides an insightful case study of Chinese firms, which still dominate the majority of business enterprises in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The ideals and thinking of Tan Chin Tuan were instrumental in the successful transformation of the traditional family bank into a modern economic institution. This is the lasting legacy bequeathed by the merchant banker, business leader, institutional builder and public figure. In writing this book, the authors conducted numerous exclusive interviews with Tan Sri and had exclusive access to his private papers, and to many documents and materials hitherto unavailable to researchers. The book adds immensely to the limited literature on the history of local banks in Singapore.