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Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization


Director of the Center on China and Globalization


PhD, University of Alberta


Research Areas: business in China, the relationship between state and business, the transformation and reform of state-owned enterprises, the role of the private sector in China, “constructive” breakthrough innovations, innovation and globalization by Chinese companies, the global implications of the transformation of China and innovation in management education







Dr Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first independent, non-profit business school that applies a management model common among most globally-leading business schools. CKGSB maintains a campus in Beijing and locations in Shanghai and Shenzhen, in addition to representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.


Dr Xiang has played an important role in developing and innovating China’s management education sector. Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr Xiang was Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Dr Xiang’s research interests include state and business relations, the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, the globalization of Chinese companies and global implications of China’s transformation. Dean Xiang is also a key advocator of ‘New Business Civilization’ (新商业文明). His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China.


He has been an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US (including two Global Fortune 500 companies). He is also a member of the boards of trustees for The United Way Worldwide (US) and for Asia House (UK), as well as a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and a Counselor for the One Young World Summit in Dublin.


Dr Xiang has served as keynote speaker or panelist at influential forums and conferences in China and around the world. Recent speaking appearances have included forums held by the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, Committee of 100 (US), Deutsche Bank, The Conference Board, Yale CEO Summit, Harvard Kennedy School, The Economist, Financial Times, Global Pension Forum, the Boao Forum, Asia House (UK) and the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (Russia). He has offered commentary for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Bloomberg, BBC, CNN, the Sunday Times, CCTV (China), Phoenix TV, El Mundo, El Pais and L’Agence France-Presse (AFP), among other global media.


He has worked with many leading companies to offer consulting and training in China and globally. These companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei Technologies, TCL, Midea, Petro China, CNOOC, Ernst & Young, IBM (China), GE (China), Siemens (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Clifford Chance, Cummins, DFS, Lenovo, Bank of China and China Railway Construction Corporation, among others. 


Dr Xiang received his PhD in business administration from the University of Alberta in Canada and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. 



Dr Xiang, who holds a PhD from the University of Alberta, has published research in a number of international academic journals. He serves as an independent board member for several Hong Kong and mainland-listed corporations.



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Selected Publications

  1. "Stationarity and Cointegration Tests of the Ohlson Model." Co-authored with Dave Qi and Woody Wu, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, 2000 (Spring) Volume 12, Number 2 (p. 141-160).
  2. "Institutional factors influencing China's accounting reforms and standards." Accounting Horizons, 1998, Vol. 12 (2) (p.105-119).
  3. "The reform of China's state-owned enterprises: the role of stock markets." in China in the Post-Deng Era, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong, 1998 (p.311-328).
  4. "On the rationality of Value Line's quarterly earnings forecasts: evidence from alternative methods." Chinese Accounting Review 1997 (p. 115-156). 
  5. "Ownership structure reform and corporate performance: an empirical evaluation of Chinese shareholding companies." Co-authored with Woody Wu and Guochang Zhang. Hong Kong Journal of Business Management 1996 (p.53-67).
  6. "Controlling corruption." The Hong Kong Accountant, September/October, 1996, p.46-49.
  7. "The choice of return-generating models and cross-sectional dependence in event studies." The Contemporary Accounting Research, 1993, Vol. 9 (p.365-94).