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The CKGSB Case Center

  • In 2008, Hermes founded the Chinese high end lifestyle brand Shang Xia, which is the first of its kind for Hermes and its peers, and the first time a global luxury brand has committed to producing a Chinese high end brand catering for the Chinese market.
    Keywords:
    luxury, branding, multinational
    Case advisor: Zhu Rui

    In 2008, Hermes founded the Chinese high end lifestyle brand Shang Xia, which is the first of its kind for Hermes and its peers, and the first time a global luxury brand has committed to producing a Chinese high end brand catering for the Chinese market. Shang Xia is an example for other global luxury brands, and the challenges that confronted the brand in terms of positioning, communication strategy, and expanding production will inform others about feasibility and innovation, as well as bring inspiration to the Chinese market.

  • This case explores the development of money supply channels in China’s economy, focusing on how they have made an impact on the financial system.
    Keywords:
    foreign exchange, monetary policy, finance
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    30 years of reform and opening have seen several shifts in China’s money supply channels, from open refinancing, to foreign exchange, and now to the newly created PSL, SLO and other monetary policy tools. This case explores the development of money supply channels in China’s economy, focusing on how they have made an impact on the financial system.

  • Payment “Pals” have exerted significant pressure on the Chinese finance sector since Yu’ebao’s rapid emergence in 2013.
    Keywords:
    finance, investment
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    Payment “Pals” have exerted significant pressure on the Chinese finance sector since Yu’ebao’s rapid emergence in 2013. Internet finance has not only improved financial returns for small investors, but has had a much bigger effect on financial management nationwide, by breaking down the high walls of Chinese financial repression. The government has profited from collecting long term inflation tax for its own financing use. The Payment “Pals” by providing a safe channel to access financial assets via the interbank market, have offered investors high interest, which has broken the pattern of government financial repression.

  • Will Huawei’s ESOP act as CEO Ren’s fetters despite its contribution to the Huawei success story? What should Huawei do next? List on the stock market?
    Keywords:
    HR management, shares, public listing
    Case advisor: Xiang Bing

    The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has had a very positive influence on the history of Huawei, but has also been subject to public suspicion at every turn. Employee benefits have been accrued alongside Huawei’s impressive development and have generated huge amounts of human capital. However, with ESOP’s continual expansion, the diminishing space for such a scheme, and the changing market environment, the risks and drawbacks of ESOP have been slowly exposed. How exactly do these drawbacks threaten a drop in performance? Will ESOP act as CEO Ren’s fetters despite its contribution to the Huawei success story? What should Huawei do next? List on the stock market?

  • These two grassroots NGOs can help others in their charity endeavors by shedding light on the challenges and solutions faced by such organizations.
    Keywords:
    non-profit sector, fundraising
    Case advisor: Zhu Rui

    The recent Ice Bucket Challenge has drawn attention to the plight of sufferers of rare diseases in the West and the NGOs that seek to mitigate their symptoms and search for cures. As early as 2011, the China-Dolls Center for Rare Disorders, founded by individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), registered under the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau as a non-profit organization. The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) Fund started in a similar way, and both have spent four years establishing themselves by registering, operating, fundraising and building effective teams. These two grassroots NGOs can help others in their charity endeavors by shedding light on the challenges and solutions faced by such organizations.

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