American entrepreneurship rates are not that good right now. But is the picture as bleak as it is made out to be?
How should would-be entrepreneurs scout for innovation opportunities? The key lies in finding industries with ‘friction’ and ‘information assymetry’.
The BRICS countries are becoming a very important player in a rather unlikely arena: development cooperation. Here’s why they are better off working together as a bloc, rather than as individual countries. In the last decade, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have increased their presence in a rather different field. […]
The loan guarantee structure is inherently flawed and if left unchecked, has crisis potential In principle, the banks are the best players in China’s financing arena for assessing and managing the risk of lending to a certain firm, and are, thus, the best positioned to lend money to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). […]
CKGSB’s Liu Jing explains how China’s housing bubble relates to buyer expectations and why now is not the time to buy The real estate market in China is essentially no different from other markets, there are two kinds of buyers: one is looking for a place to live, the other is looking to invest or […]
Giving to a worthy cause used to be as simple as signing a check and mailing it to a charity. As the idea of philanthropy continues to gain traction, buzzwords such as ‘impact investing’, ‘venture philanthropy’, ‘social venture capital’ etc., have emerged. All of these belong to a broader umbrella concept called ‘strategic philanthropy’ and […]
In mid-July, the city of Jiangmen in Guangdong province staged one of the largest demonstrations in recent years to protest the development of a uranium process plant. The proposed 229 hectare plant in Heshan area of Jiangmen is supposed to carry out uranium conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication. An agreement between the Jiangmen government and […]
Chinese companies going global have key projects in developing nations, yet they often pay scant attention to corporate social responsibility (CSR) guidelines. For future success, CSR is indispensable. China has attracted a large amount of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for the past decade or so, and in the recent past it has started to […]
How are environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues adressed in business in China? Most companies don’t bother to look beyond the typical metrics that define success or failure of a business, such as sales, revenues and profitability. But that is beginning to change now as an increasing number of institutional investors have also started looking into […]
There are two problems at play here: national sovereignty and state secrets CKGSB Professor Qi Daqing and Peking University Professor Paul Gillis share their views on the regulatory battle between the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the China branches of five international accounting firms over access to work documents. In Part 2 of this Viewpoint […]