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Michael Backman

Author, analyst and columnist

Michael Backman is an author, analyst and columnist who specializes in Asian culture and corporate practices.

His book, “Asian Eclipse: Exposing the Dark Side of Business in Asia” was named by The Economist as one of the 16 finest, general non-fiction books of 1999.

Mr. Backman is also the co-author of “Big in Asia: 25 Strategies for Business Success.”

He writes regular newspaper columns on Asian business, has lived and worked in Asia — and travels widely throughout the region.

Articles by Michael Backman

Asia’s Coffee Shop Revolution

Why are Western-style coffee shops causing a stir across Asia?

June 5, 2006