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The Knowledge Series lecture “China’s New Urbanization” was successfully held at the New York campus of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

With the CKGSB Business Conditions Index (BCI) posting its highest reading for nearly a year, things are looking up for competitive companies in China, despite the potential impact that continuing macroeconomic risks might have on operations.

As part of CNBC’s monthly Inside China documentary series, CKGSB Professor Mei Jianping gives his thoughts on oversupply in the real estate area, given past investment in the sector, and discusses the potential issues caused by slowing growth.

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) have announced a collaboration inspired by CKGSB’s and HKS’s common mission: to create knowledge and disseminate it through teaching programs and other outreach methods for the betterment of global communities. 

CKGSB Professor of Finance Gan Jie’s latest survey results on China’s industrial economy continue to make a splash in media from around the world, largely thanks to the unparalleled detail of her research and methodology, which together garner fact-based conclusions that are especially welcome given the notorious unreliability of official data.

Like Apple, Xiaomi has developed its own cult following of “fans”. But what does the future hold for one of the hottest companies of the moment? CKGSB Associate Professor of Strategic Management Teng Bingsheng has the answers.

As CKGSB continues to develop from an institution with unparalleled China expertise into a truly world-class business school, its faculty are increasingly sought after to speak at international event. As a case in point, CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing recently addressed a group of senior business leaders in Washington, D.C.

Some in the West would have you believe that MNCs are being driven out of China. But just how bad is the current situation and what can international firms do to strengthen their position in today’s challenging environment?

Since retiring from his position at Seoul National University last year, Professor Dong-Sung Cho has started a full-time role as a professor at CKGSB, an obvious move given his long interest in China. According to Prof. Cho, since Korea’s economy is increasingly dependent on China, appropriate knowledge about China is essential. First and foremost, he says, Koreans must stop deluding themselves about how well they know China.

How do you compare apples and oranges? Which measurement system is better – the one used at the Olympics or the one used at the Academy Awards? It seems obvious that different companies need to be judged using different criteria, but when it comes to SOEs, they are often compared according to the same strict set of rules, as CKGSB Professor of Strategy Dong-Sung Cho explains.

It has long been argued – usually by those with cluttered desks – that their untidiness is a sign of genius. But a Harvard Business Review article, co-authored by CKGSB Professor of Marketing Juliet Zhu, shows that a messy workplace hinders efficiency and persistence, while creating frustration and tiredness.

With senior executives from both leading Chinese companies and multinationals in China providing personalized advice, CKGSB’s MBA students are privileged to have some of the very best in the world of Chinese business as their personal mentors.

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