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  • Reconciling the dual demands of integration and cultural sensitivity.
    Keywords:
    integration, mergers and acquisitions, business culture, employment, solar industry
    Case advisor: Xiang Bing

    In the course of integrating Japan’s MSK into its operations, Suntech was accused of callous job cutting by the Japanese public. Where should Suntech go from here?

  • Dongxiang in Japan: Confronting and rising above a challenging business culture.
    Keywords:
    integration, mergers and acquisitions, business culture
    Case advisor: Xiang Bing

    In order to optimalize their chances of success, Dongxiang had to find a way to push Phenix out of its comfort zone, and in doing so complete the integration of its supply chain

  • Can Shanshan raise its game via a Japanese merger?
    Keywords:
    Investment, sales, mergers and acquisitions, integration, Japan
    Case advisor: Xiang Bing

    Itochu has 150 years of experience, scale, technology, management, and global presence, which could help Shanshan reach its multi-billion yuan sales targets, as well as realize its ambitions to upgrade and transform.

  • Shanghai Electric takes on Japanese business culture to integrate its acquisitions.
    Keywords:
    equipment manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, integration, Japan
    Case advisor: Xiang Bing

    Although Shanghai Electric's Japanese acquisitions took very different forms, in both cases, the integration process was a success. How was this made possible?

  • E-commerce in China
    Keywords:
    Internet, e-commerce, financial services, distribution, consumer market
    Case advisor: Brian Viard

    While financial and distribution infrastructure in China lagged that of the United States in the 1990s, cellular telephony infrastructure was relatively advanced. Consumers were becoming more comfortable with transacting on the Internet, and were demanding better and wider selection. China is on an inevitable path to becoming the largest Internet-user nation in the world. This presented an opportunity.

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