Alibaba, Tencent and Walled Gardens: History Repeats Itself
In a bid to prevent users from venturing out of their proprietary environment, Alibaba and Tencent are aggressively adopting a.
| May. 19 2015
Creating Customer Value is Not Enough
The price you are able to command for your services doesn’t just depend on how much customer value you.
| Apr. 1 2015
Should the Liquor Tax in China be Higher?
Liquor tax in China is lower than in most other countries. Prof Brian Viard on whether there is a case.
| Jan. 27 2015
When your Bank Interest is a Basketful of Vegetables
CKGSB professor Brian Viard on why Chinese banks are resorting to paying bank interest through Mercedes Benz cars, iPhones and.
| Jan. 13 2015
Railroaded? The Logic Behind Merging Two Chinese Train Manufacturers
Examining the possible reasons behind the merger of two Chinese train manufacturers, China CNR Corp. and CSR Corp.
| Dec. 9 2014
Learning from Market Entry: Keep Your Entrants Imaginary
What industry incumbents can learn from the forces that guide market entry.
| Oct. 28 2014
Deciding to Invest in Something? Bear in Mind the Opportunity Cost
By using the principle of opportunity cost, Chinese companies can make better investment decisions.
| Sep. 23 2014
Will Competition Work in Chinese Industries?
Can increased competition in Chinese industries help the country meet its goals for greater reforms? During last November’s Third.
| Aug. 12 2014
Restrictions on New Car Purchases: An Economist’s Road Trip
Various cities across China are restricting new car purchases in an effort to curb pollution and traffic using either auctions.
| Jul. 9 2014
China’s Salt Monopoly: Cracking Down on Illegal Contraband
China’s 2,132-year old salt monopoly and why it makes sense to finally end it. Early last.
| Jun. 11 2014
Box Office Sales: It’s all a Matter of Timing (Part 2)
Last time I discussed how important movie-release timing is to box office sales in the US and how studios.
| Apr. 17 2014
Box Office Sales: It’s all a Matter of Timing (Part 1)
Box office sales are a function of movie release timings, but warding off competition is a different ball game.
| Apr. 7 2014