The Taoist spirit of Haier: The metaphor of sea based on the symbolism of water

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Abstract

It is unusual for any speech to maintain strong influence over the general strategies of an organization and the behavior of its employees over time. ‘Haier Is a Sea’, presented by Zhang Ruimin, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Haier, more than twenty years ago, is an exception. This commentary identifies the core features of sea as a metaphor, explores the philosophical roots of this metaphor, and discusses the implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-806
Number of pages4
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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