One day, CKGSB MBA students might be selling consumer goods, consulting services or start-ups. But on last Thursday and Friday, they had to sell themselves.
At a recent ASEAN Business Club Forum in Singapore, CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing gave his assessment of today’s business environment in China, and laid out why China should forge more links with ASEAN.
With Chinese firm Alibaba set to create history this week with the largest IPO ever in the US, western media outlets have struggled to define exactly what the group is. The Chinese Amazon? eBay? PayPal? Or perhaps a combination of all three? The answer according to Alibaba founder and CKGSB alumnus Jack Ma is that while Amazon and eBay are e-commerce companies, Alibaba merely helps others to do e-commerce.
In a video interview with The Wall Street Journal, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at CKGSB Teng Bingsheng discussed with The WSJ's Deborah Kan how Chinese investors, many of whom don't have direct access to the US market, plan to get a piece of the Alibaba IPO action.
Amid criticism that business schools lack relevance when it comes to real-life business management practices, Associate Professor of Strategic Management Teng Bingsheng tells The Edge Singapore how CKGSB is keeping business-school curricula up to date and also highlights why leading faculty are returning to China to join CKGSB.
Economists are sounding the alert on the Chinese economy, with many predicting that the Chinese government will soon take certain economic stimulus measures. In a telephone interview with Yonhap News, CKGSB Professor Zhou Chunsheng said, “Although the government has achieved positive results by taking some progressive measures to spur economic growth, China’s economic growth trend will still be challenged this year”, adding that it would be difficult to reach the target of 7.5% growth.
Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at CKGSB, Xiang Bing, joined leading business, financial and political leaders from around the world at the recently concluded World Pension Forum’s 4th Annual Aspen Summit, where he discussed China’s economic turnaround, before looking ahead to what the future might hold.
“Guanxi” (a good personal network), which is known to be one of the secrets of success in life in China, is an important tool for young Chinese entrepreneurs doing business.
AVIC President Lin Zuoming, Ctrip CEO Fan Min and Alibaba founder Jack Ma are some of the CKGSB alumni mentioned in a series of recent articles on the school by Business Because. Reporter Seb Murray also spoke at length to Sarah Feng, Senior Manager of CKGSB’s MBA program, to get her thoughts on the school and its admissions process.
With Alibaba’s upcoming IPO set to dominate headlines in the financial media over the next few weeks, CKGSB Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Department Henry Cao’s analysis is featured in this Forbes interview with BRICS correspondent Kenneth Rapoza. Professor Cao talks about the company’s two-tiered structure, as well as why the firm is choosing to list in the US rather than in Hong Kong.
With Alibaba’s mammoth IPO set to go live in the US in September, there has been more scrutiny on the group’s previous financial dealings. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, CKGSB Professor Chen Long gave his thoughts about Alibaba’s restructuring of agreements to gain a bigger share of earnings from its payment affiliate.
CKGSB Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization Xiang Bing took time out during a recent trip to London to speak to the Financial Times’ Business Education Editor Della Bradshaw about CKGSB’s past, present and future. Dr Xiang sat for both written and video interviews with Bradshaw for the FT’s prestigious Meet the Dean section. Here are the results.