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How CEO Zhang Ruimin Reinvented Haier – Three Times Over

Bill Fischer, author of Reinventing Giants, on how CEO Zhang Ruimin transformed Haier from a lumbering giant into the world's largest white goods manufacturer—and a world-class brand. China has never been at the forefront of management innovation. Whenever you talk of management innovation, the companies that come to mind are GE, Procter and Gamble, Whole Foods, Toyota, etc. So if GE pioneered new practices in leadership development and succession planning, companies like Toyota gave us ideas like lean manufacturing and just-in-time (JIT) strategies. Unknown to many in the West, Chinese white goods manufacturer Haier Electronics has been pioneering management innovations of its … [Read More...]

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The Alibaba IPO and How Chinese Companies Bypass Foreign Investment Restrictions

The upcoming Alibaba IPO has brought to the fore the contentious issue of how Chinese companies bypass foreign investment restrictions using a legal structure called the Variable Interest Entity … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: China’s Economy May Need a Boost and Alibaba Triples Profits Ahead of IPO

This week, we contemplate whether China's economy needs another stimulus given that the state of various economic indicators. In other news, the … [Read More...]

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CKGSB Knowledge Fall 2014 Issue: The Alibaba IPO and Variable Interest Entities

The Fall 2014 issue of CKGSB Knowledge is out! It has articles and interviews like: COVER STORY:  Around the World: In a circuitous way, billions … [Read More...]

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What will Happen when China Becomes the Largest Economy in the World?

According to the World Bank, China is set to become the largest economy in the world by the end of 2014. But China’s rise to economic superpower … [Read More...]

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Will WeChat Succeed in Mobile Commerce?

WeChat, China's wildly popular social messaging app, is experimenting with mobile commerce in a bid to become an all-in-one platform. What are the … [Read More...]

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Shaun Rein on How China Will Become an Innovative Economy

China is not known to be an innovative economy, but Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China, believes that will change sooner than we … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: The Xiaomi-Ouya Tie-up; Heinz’s Baby Cereal Recalled; and Amazon’s Shanghai FTZ Entry

This week, Heinz recalled infant cereal after authorities found lead contamination; Xiaomi tied up with Ouya; Japanese auto part companies were fined … [Read More...]

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The Going Gets Tough for MNCs in China

A combination of factors such as a slowing Chinese economy, rising costs, lethal competition and increased government scrutiny are changing the … [Read More...]

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The Hidden Risks in Wealth Management in China

The government is putting wealth management in China under the microscope, and is slowly catching up with the inherent risk of wealth management … [Read More...]

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Holiday Diary: Chinese Outbound Tourism Statistics

A look at Chinese outbound tourism statistics: which countries feature big on the travel plans of Chinese tourists and how they are impacting the … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: China Industrial Production Slows and the Alibaba-Alipay Relationship Restructured

This week, China industrial production figures revealed a slower growth from last year; Lenovo and Tencent reported profits while sportswear … [Read More...]

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The Importance of Creativity in Business

NYU-Stern professor Kim Corfman on the importance of creativity in business and the role of culture in spurring or constraining … [Read More...]

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Will Competition Work in Chinese Industries?

Can increased competition in Chinese industries help the country meet its goals for greater reforms? During last November’s Third Plenum, the … [Read More...]

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Online money transfers and the “Skype” of money

Companies like TransferWise and CurrencyFair are gaining popularity in the online money transfer market. Will such services disrupt traditional … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: The Tesla China trademark row; raid on Mercedes-Benz; and rules for WeChat

This week, Mercedes-Benz faced an anti-monopoly probe; the Tesla China trademark episode finally came to an end; WeChat got new rules for news while … [Read More...]

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Heart 2 Heart: Online Dating Sites in China

Online and mobile dating should be a natural fit for the country, so why are are dating sites in China not making more money? Swirling pools of … [Read More...]