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Not Just Another Day in the Park

Theme parks are normally a place to enjoy a nice day out with your friends or family. However, in mainland.

by Brian Viard | Dec. 1 2016

Who Benefits from Alibaba’s Singles Day?

It is a good time to reflect on Singles Day, a shopping carnival initiated by Alibaba that has just yielded.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 18 2016

Market Entry: To Boldly Go Where Others Have Gone Before

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

by Brian Viard | Dec. 22 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.

by Brian Viard | 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.

by Brian Viard | Dec. 9 2014

Learning from Market Entry: Keep Your Entrants Imaginary

What industry incumbents can learn from the forces that guide market entry.

by Brian Viard | Oct. 28 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.

by Brian Viard | 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.

by Brian Viard | 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.

by Brian Viard | 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.

by Brian Viard | Apr. 7 2014

The iPad Index: Comparing Apples and Oranges

Is the iPad Index a good way of comparing the purchasing power parity of different countries? CommSec, a unit of.

by Brian Viard | Dec. 2 2013

Starbucks Prices in China: How Much For a Cup of Coffee?

CCTV’s recent report examining Starbucks prices in China has created a storm in a coffee cup. Are the concerns.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 19 2013

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