Marshall Goldsmith’s brand of leadership appeals to everyone – from Fortune 500 CEOs to the lay man. What makes him so popular? At first glance, Marshall Goldsmith, a bald, sprightly man with icy blue eyes, a fringe of white hair and ears that stick out, looks like a pixie. He darts around the room with […]
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).
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, which supplies to companies including Apple and Dell, has come under intense scrutiny following a series of suicides among its employees. At least 18 Foxconn workers have attempted suicide between January 2010 and November 2011 by throwing themselves from the Foxconn building, 14 of which resulted […]
The experience of multinational companies shows that succeeding in doing business with China depends on a good understanding of local needs and wants. Time and time again, the group buying company Groupon has found itself in hot water in China. Before Groupon’s Chinese site Gaopeng even launched, China’s group buying sites formed a loose alliance against the firm […]
As their companies globalize, Chinese leaders will also have to adapt and adjust to a universal culture. There are certain qualities a leader must have that have stood the test of time. Certain character traits such as diligence, intelligence, and integrity, as well as the ability to see the big picture and have a clear purpose […]
Executives from top multinational corporations give students a glimpse into strategies for localizing operations and decision-making in China during a private roundtable discussion sponsored by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Participants discuss growing local autonomy, increasing competitiveness and reaching long-term objectives. Bring Over the Brains More than three decades after the first multinational […]
Innovation accounts for a sizable portion of economy-wide growth in productivity, especially in high-income countries. According to the 2011 World Intellectual Property Report ‘the Changing Face of Innovation’ recently released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), innovation-driven growth is no longer the prerogative of high-income countries alone. Low and middle-income economies including China have […]
“Are all search engine results for sale?” asked a Chinese web user after CCTV revealed in a number of reports that leading search engine Baidu.com mixed paid and unpaid search results. Brian Viard, professor of strategy and economics at CKGSB explains that this was perhaps revelatory news for inexperienced web users in China. In America, […]