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Market Entry: To Boldly Go Where Others Have Gone Before

by Brian Viard | Dec. 22 2015

The opening of the 1960s television show Star Trek which followed the voyages of the Starship Enterprise explained that its.

Price Wars and Why Companies Just Can’t Get Along

by Brian Viard | Nov. 3 2015

When I was in grade school, fights would occasionally break out on the playground. The commencement of these fights was.

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What is the Price of a Good Education at Chinese Universities? It Depends on Your Interests

How will choosing your major affect the cost of your education? For students attending Chinese universities, price discrimination between majors.

by Brian Viard | Aug. 5 2013

Giving Credit Where it is Due: A Key Innovation Incentive

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote almost 180 songs together between 1962 and 1969, most of them recorded by the.

by Brian Viard | Jun. 19 2013

Invisible Hand Revealed: Mobile Apps that Move Cabs

In an earlier article I discussed how the regulation of Beijing’s taxi fares had taken taxis off the road.

by Brian Viard | Apr. 18 2013

Bamboo Property Rights

Why enforcing the contentious issue of individual property rights might actually be a good thing for China. Moganshan Mountain near.

by Brian Viard | Apr. 8 2013

Controlling Your Drinking: How Price-Fixing Leaves Drinkers Yearning for More

As Chinese authorities implement new regulations to crack down on price-fixers, will consumers be better off or lose out.

by Brian Viard | Mar. 14 2013

Getting Away from it All: Chinese New Year Holiday Hordes

During Chinese New Year, hordes of travelers rush to tourist attractions. What casues this annual influx and how can overcrowding.

by Brian Viard | Feb. 27 2013

Playing Favorites: Entitled and Earned Positional Advantages

Why earning a positional advantage is truly advantageous. In my last column I discussed how an inebriated citizen of Beijing.

by Brian Viard | Jan. 23 2013

As Luck Would Have It: Reaping Big Rewards from a Positional Advantage

How Mo Yan’s Nobel Prize win had someone else laughing all the way to the bank. Changing times.

by Brian Viard | Dec. 21 2012

Invisible Hand Revealed: Why Own When You Can Rent

Sinopec failed to acquire China Gas Holdings, yet it might be better off that way. Here’s why. Sinopec.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 27 2012

What a Difference a Word Makes

Does it make more sense to ‘beat’ or ‘meet’ your rival’s price? Last time.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 1 2012

Invisible Hand Revealed: Games Firms Play

  Why the price wars in Chinese e-commerce might end up becoming a race to the bottom for the.

by Brian Viard | Oct. 10 2012

Invisible Hand Revealed: An Olympic Monopoly

The International Olympics Committee has mastered the art of monopoly pricing Now that the Olympics is over it is a.

by Brian Viard | Sep. 14 2012

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