Allen Wu, chip designer ARMʼs Greater China President, on how the company is navigating Chinaʼs increasingly treacherous environment for foreign companies.
How technology will make higher education better, but probably not cheaper.
A combination of factors such as a slowing Chinese economy, rising costs, lethal competition and increased government scrutiny are changing the dynamics of business for MNCs in China. How should they cope? In the past three decades, China was the place to be for multinational companies (MNCs): a cheap labor force, effective infrastructure and an increasingly […]
Official figures of unemployment in China may not be showing us the reality of joblessness for recent graduates and migrant workers. Recent graduate James Du has been searching for a job for four months in Beijing to no avail. The holder of a master’s degree in finance from Moscow University of Industry and Finance rationalizes: […]
Giving is good, we have all been told. It makes you a good person and it is the right thing to do. Now Adam Grant, Professor of Management at Wharton School of Business, is joining the chorus. Grant, who among other things is also a professional magician and a former All-American and Junior Olympic springboard […]
China-focused incubators such as InnoSpring and zPark Venture are all trying to bridge the gap between China and Silicon Valley—but in different ways and with different results. The walls of the lobby are decorated with a smattering of colorful logos. Rows of chairs are neatly laid out, ready for presentations in what is known as […]
Low communication costs and improved access to global markets for talent, supply chain requirements and customers is paving the way for micro-multinational companies. In the old days, startups were usually formed by people who’d known each other for a long time–relatives, professional colleagues, or old school chums–a small team that got together and created something […]
CKGSB Knowledge cuts through the punditry and asks three women business leaders to air their views on gender equality in the workplace and China’s ‘glass ceiling‘. International media seem to relish the topic of gender roles in China, with one side of the debate insisting women are downcast while the other side insists China is a […]
Since its first appearance in a Wired article back in 2006, the term ‘crowdsourcing’ has revolutionized the world of work. Crowdsourcing, loosely defined as an arrangement in which a company outsourced work previously done by employees to a network of people, in other words, a ‘crowd’, covers a variety of applications today ranging from attempts […]
China’s labor costs are soaring even as the economy slows. How are companies responding? It was a tactic designed to grab headlines, and it succeeded. In late June, workers at a medical parts factory in Beijing held hostage Chip Starnes, a visiting American executive, demanding that he provide better compensation. The company’s employees guarded exits, […]