Understanding Family Business in China

  • Date: November 19, 2020 4:00 pm
  • Location: Webinar

About this event

Co-hosted by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and IE Business School

Since China’s economic reforms in 1978, huge numbers of private family enterprises have been set up and now play a major role in the economy. Many statistical sources suggests the contribution of the private sector to GDP in China has grown to at least 60% in recent years, of which 85% are from family-owned private enterprises, making a major contribution toward technological innovation, as well as creating jobs. Now, with the post-pandemic economic recovery, private family-run enterprises in China play a more significant role than ever before.

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business joins IE Business School to co-host the webinar, “Understanding Family Businesses in China: the Path, the Trend, and the Future,” to launch a joint report examining the role of private family-run enterprises and the challenges they face in the near future.

Platform: Zoom Webinar


FAN Xinyu

Assistant Professor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, University of California, Los Angles (UCLA)

Phone:+86-10-8518 8858 ext. 8527 
Email: xyfan@ckgsb.edu.cn

Assistant Professor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, University of California, Los Angles (UCLA)

Areas of Expertise: Game theory, political economy, industrial organization, economic history


Dr. Xinyu Fan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at CKGSB. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) in 2018. Dr. Fan also holds B.Econ&Fin from the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Fan is mainly interested in game theory and its applications in political economy and organizational economics. His research interests also include economic history and industrial organization. 

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Bin Ma

Assistant Professor of Leadership, Academic Director of IE’s China Center

Professor Bin Ma is behavioral scientist specializing in leadership, cross-cultural management, and innovation within the business landscape. His work features in esteemed academic journals, with recognition through research grants and awards. He currently serves as an associate editor of the journal Applied Psychology: an International Review, as well as editorial board member of a few other journals. As a business school educator, Professor Ma has teaching experiences in both undergraduate and graduate programs in China, the United States, and Europe, honored with multiple teaching excellence awards. Beyond academia, he offers regular business consulting to multinational corporations. He was also an entrepreneur before his academic career.


4:00-4:05 | Welcome Remarks by Felix Valdivieso, Chairman of IE’s China Center

4:05-4:10 | Welcome Remarks by Dulce Qu, Associate Director of CKGSB's Entrepreneurship Innovation Center and MBA Program

4:10-4:30 | Keynote Speech by Professor Ma Bin, IE Business School

4:30-4:50 | Keynote Speech by Professor Fan Xinyu, CKGSB

4:50-5:28 | Panel discussion

5:28-5:30 | Closing Remarks

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