The first Whitepaper on China Best Managed Companies, released same day, indicates private companies in China can learn from leading management practices
Strategy, capabilities, commitment and financial strength are the four cornerstones of management excellence
SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 March 2019 - Deloitte China, with
Bank of Singapore, the Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(HKUST), Harvard Business Review China
and the Federation of Shenzhen Commerce, launched the Best Managed Companies
(BMC) program in August last year, the first program of its kind in China to
identify and recognize private companies based on their management systems.
The BMC review panel comprised more
than 40 experts from Deloitte and Bank of Singapore. After six months of rigorous
reviews, interviews and specialist research, 23 private companies from cities
including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Changsha, and
Hangzhou were named the first China Best Managed Companies winners. Beijing and
Shenzhen outperformed other cities with six and five winners respectively.
Today, executives from private companies from China and around the globe
gathered in Shenzhen for the Best
Managed Companies Forum 2019 and
Best Managed Companies Awards Ceremony 2019.
Bank of Singapore is one of
the proud sponsors of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards in China. Derrick Tan, Global Market Head, Greater
China and North Asia and Chief Executive, Hong Kong Branch, Bank of Singapore said,
Managed Companies Awards puts a timely and well-deserved spotlight on
Chinese-owned companies and entrepreneurs that are operating at the highest
levels of performance, have a strong commitment to growing their business and
developing leaders of the future. While the winners cover a wide range of
business, what is constant is their drive to do better and to be better. These
Chinese-owned companies have set the benchmark for excellence and will drive
the entrepreneurial culture in China in the years to come. Heartiest congratulations
to the 23 winners and I wish them continued success.
Bank of Singapore, many of our clients are entrepreneurs running family
businesses. We understand how important it is to keep the flames of
entrepreneurism burning. We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs in
Greater China, whether it is by protecting and growing their wealth through our
private banking and wealth management expertise, or supporting their business
expansion plans as they take on the world through the corporate and commercial
banking network of our parent, OCBC Bank."
China has made incredible advances
in developing its economy over more than 40 years of reform and opening up,
with total GNP having grown by 22,400%. Private companies in particular have
contributed significantly to China's economic development.
The Deloitte China Whitepaper on China Best Managed Companies
(the Whitepaper), outlines the significance of private companies to China's
economy -- the private economy has contributed more than 50% of state revenue;
over 60% of GDP, fixed-asset investment, and foreign direct investment; in
excess of 70% of enterprise innovation and new products; more than 80% of urban
jobs and more 90% of new jobs. The Whitepaper includes Deloitte's analysis of
the overall development of private companies in China and a sample
questionnaire on their management, case studies on the first BMC winners and insights
and opinions on the management of China's private companies.
"By launching the first BMC
program in China, Deloitte worked with partners in various sectors to nominate
candidates, review candidates' information, organize Best Managed CEO Lab on-site
review and mentorship, and arrange reviews by an Independent Review Committee.
The final list of 23 of winners shows management excellence across different
sectors. As we all know, multiple factors are driving the rapid growth of the private
economy, especially policy incentives and institutional innovation, and institutional
reform and innovation at the state level. But at last, the sustainability of a
company relies on its own competence. We hope that the BMC program will gradually
realize our vision, which is identifying and witnessing companies excelling in
corporate governance to sustainably grow with their outstanding management standards," says Zhao Jian, lead
partner of the BMC Program.
"Since its entry into the WTO,
China has been accelerating exchanges between domestic and foreign enterprises
and enhancing enterprise management in both theory and practice, " adds Liu Xiao, co-publisher of Harvard Business Review China. "In
addition, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship play a key role in promoting
private economic growth, with three generations of entrepreneurs witnessing the
surging development of China's private economy since reform and opening up.
This gives the introduction of the BMC program in China by Deloitte profound
significance. Great entrepreneurship deserves broad recognition."
With support from HKUST Business
School, Deloitte China conducted a nation-wide survey on the enterprise
management and operation of private companies across different industries to better
understand and analyze the overall management and operational status of private
companies in China. The survey focused on questions about the strategy,
capability and commitment of private companies. Its results show that private
companies in China are well aware of their own management strengths and pain
points. Based on feedback from interviews, the Whitepaper also summarizes three
management strengths and five management pain points of China's private
Five pain points
- Strong ability to integrate value with a customer
- Unique core values and strategic goals
- Organizational models that effectively support rapid business
development and iteration
- Lack of strategic execution and oversight capabilities
- Uncompetitive salaries hindering the attraction and retention of top
talent to spur innovation
- Lack of innovation mechanisms (technology, management, business model
- Poor execution of strategy due to misjudgments of new businesses and a lack
of effective analytics
- Lack of strategies and experience in international operations and
Dean of HKUST Business School Professor Tam Kar Yan said, "Chinese private enterprises have made far-reaching
contributions to the economic and societal development on the Mainland and
across the world. It is our honor to be the knowledge partner of the Deloitte
BMC Program, through which we can harness our professional knowledge to select
and recognize some of the best managed companies in China, and thus promote
best management practices.
"There are many outstanding and
high growth private enterprises in Shenzhen, including a number of Fortune
Global 500 companies and other leading corporates in specific market segments.
Shenzhen has introduced various initiatives to protect and support private
enterprises with the right services," says Lin
of the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress, and
executive president of Federation of Shenzhen Commerce and Shenzhen General
Chamber of Commerce. "In the future, Shenzhen should continue to empower private
companies, which will play the role of driving the development of a level playing
market. It should seek to create a market environment with fair competition,
build a peaceful business ecosystem, simplify its business policies, and reduce
burden on businesses. It should also introduce policies to propel the
development of a high quality economy, reduce tax burden, facilitate capital
raising and support targeted business segments and industries. It should also
establish business platforms that cater to the needs of companies, focus on
developing the platform for shared infrastructure, and speed up the connection
within the industry value chain. Shenzhen would also need to create platforms
for royalty transaction, government services and the sharing of corporate
commitment and financial strength are the four cornerstones of enterprise frameworks
for management excellence. Generally, private companies in China have focused
more on business than management and pursued rapid business growth rather than
sustainability. When a company grows big enough, it should take into full
account 'sustainable' profitability and growth as well as its social
responsibilities," concludes William
Chou, vice chair of Deloitte China and leader of Deloitte Private. "Companies
need to address several emerging issues amid uncertainties in the future global
economy. In addition to the good number of successful private companies emerging
from China's reform and opening up, there remain more hidden champions with
excellent management performance to be discovered. Through our BMC program, we
hope to encourage more outstanding private companies to learn from best managed
companies in other countries and improve management capabilities while pursuing
their own business growth. Deloitte aims to work with partners and build a
platform to facilitate the development of private companies, an essential
pillar of China's economy."
By analyzing the stories of the
first BMC winners in China, Deloitte proposes the following solutions for
Chinese private companies to achieve management excellence:
- Develop long-term strategic planning as early
as possible, focusing on future perspectives with clearly defined long-term
vision, medium-term strategies and short-term plans;
- Do not innovate for innovation's sake. Build
a clear innovation management and planning system to pursue targeted technology
and model innovations, and allocate sufficient resources and talent;
- Think globally and enhance international
influence by integrating into local communities and value systems allowing
companies to grow into "global organizations";
- Adhere to people-oriented principles to continuously
invest in talent development, sustain and develop corporate culture and
entrepreneurship, and establish a sound social responsibility management system
to inspire teams' commitment to shared vision;
- Lastly, be proactive and prepare for
changes. Be flexible and responsive in the face of external changes, displaying
not only an ability to survive and withstand risks, but also management
excellence. Such risk management and response capabilities become even more
important in the context of macro-economic downturns and intensifying de-globalization.
About the Deloitte Best Managed Companies program
As a unique global initiative to
provide a full range of evaluations on private company management, Deloitte
Best Managed Companies (BMC) program has been introduced to many countries
since its establishment in Canada in 1993. In 2018, building on Deloitte's
25-year experience of running the BMC program in other countries, Deloitte
China leveraged global resources to study the management styles of over one
thousand companies across the globe, and boiled down to four cornerstones of
management excellence and relevant criteria for private companies. By
introducing BMC in China, Deloitte aims to identify and recognize China's private
companies with advanced management ideas and excellent business performance,
and help them develop into best managed companies with "industry leadership,
global thinking, long-term strategy, innovative development and people-oriented"
that are set to achieve solid long-term performance and robust growth.
Winners of 2019 China Best Managed Companies（In
alphabetical order by Chinese Pinyin of the company names）
iKang Healthcare Group, Inc
Better Life Commercial Chain
Share Co., Ltd.
Group Co., Ltd
Daqo Group Co., Ltd.
Tunghsu Group Co. Ltd.
Kidswant Children Products
Hengan International Group
Jack Sewing Machine Co. Ltd
9F Group Inc.
K11 Group Ltd
Longfor Group Holdings Limited
Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Company Limited
Holding Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co. Ltd
Optoelectronic Co. Ltd
Technology Co., Ltd.
Tempus Global Business Service Group Holdings Ltd
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.
Yantai Jereh Oilfield
Services Group Co. Ltd.
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