Understanding Family Business in China

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.


Date: November 19, 2020


Time: 4-5:30pm Beijing time, 9-10:30am Madrid Time CET


Platform: Zoom Webinar


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  • 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
  • Fan Xinyu
    Assistant Professor of Economics
    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. 
  • Ma Bin
    Assistant Professor of Leadership, Academic Director of IE’s China Center
    Bin Ma is a Professor of Leadership in the Department of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at IE. Bin’s research interests derive from his belief that business leaders can play an increasingly critical role in today’s world, as the business environment becomes more dynamic and uncertain. Bin’s work seeks to contribute to the understanding of leadership, with the aim of having an impact not only on the academic literature but also on managerial practice.

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