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Nonprofit Management

Managing Medusa

A Hong Kong manufacturer brings business practices to social services in Asia

 

When Christina Lee joined Hong Kong-based Wofoo Group almost three years ago, the former management consultant faced some thorny management problems at her family’s company. After building a plastics business in Hong Kong and China during the 1980s and 1990s, her father began in the mid-1990s branching the group in a new direction: nonprofit but self-sustaining social services. By the time Lee joined Wofoo in 2002, the group had made significant progress in its new calling, but had grown into...


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