The International Olympics Committee has mastered the art of monopoly pricing Now that the Olympics is over it is a good time to reflect on its economics. The Olympics is big business with an estimated $5 billion in revenue flowing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 2009 to 2012 . Aside from television income, […]
Can China meet its electric vehicle goals? By 2015, the Chinese government would like the automotive industry to produce more than 500,000 electric vehicles per year, to help reduce environmental degradation and give China a leading role in the next generation of global automotive production. But so far, it hasn’t gone well. Given that only […]
An interview with Shalom Saada Saar, Professor of Managerial Practice at CKGSB and Senior Instructor, MIT, on his upcoming book Leading with Conviction (Jossey Bass).
What’s the best way for Chinese cities to go about enforcing license plate restrictions? China’s efforts to combat auto congestion and pollution through license plate restrictions are back in the news. Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, will restrict to 120,000 the number of auto license plates issued for the year that began on July […]
Burger King’s ambitious plan to roll out 1,000 new restaurants in China is out of sync with reality
Football in China: big business or a tale of flawed finances?
Why companies should pay more attention to the role of complementary goods
Nicholas R. Lardy, the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Peterson Institute of International Economics, has been watching the Chinese economy for more than three decades now. His first book on China – Economic Growth and Distribution in China – was published in 1978. Over the years, Lardy has chronicled the rise of the […]
As the war for talent intensifies, Chinese companies seem to be outdoing MNCs for the first time ever
Why did Boeing buy back used Airbus planes from China Eastern Airlines?
The Eurozone crisis is threatening China’s growth prospects. What is the prognosis for the country’s economy?
A new breed of entrepreneurs takes on China’s most vexing problems
What is behind the Chinese government’s move to enforce stricter intellectual property regulation?
As Bright Food buys up iconic breakfast brand Weetabix, questions arise over whether China is eyeing a larger takeover of Western food firms?
What could stop growth in China and what can the country do about it?
Chen Ping, president of the National Center for Performing Arts, on the genesis of a world-class performing arts center in China
Most people agree that China is losing its labor cost edge. So what will be the country’s next competitive advantage? In a surprising announcement in May 2011, luxury handbag manufacturer Coach said that it would transfer at least half of its production facilities from China to countries like India, Vietnam and the Philippines where the […]
How will the progress of IT and automation change the future of work? In 1988, Harvard Business School Professor Shoshana Zuboff predicted that the working world was on the verge of a revolution in which many jobs would be “informated”-automated and computerized in ways that would greatly extend human capacities even as it dumbs-down the […]
While Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile stand to gain from their partnership, they must realize that just having a joint venture is not enough to succeed in the Chinese market As you stroll down the busy streets of Beijing, it is hard not to notice the array of cars whizzing past. From frugal QQs […]
Why would a steel company get into a wildly-unrelated area such as pig breeding?