Founded in 2003, CKGSB Case Center is committed to the research and production of business case studies. Our case studies showcase the competitive advantages of a wide range of businesses in China, and our portfolio has become one of the school’s vital knowledge assets.
With 400 published cases, we are proud that each one is based on a deep understanding of the China market and executed according to rigourous research standards. Every case development project is headed up by a CKGSB professor. The Case Center itself is directed by CKGSB Professor Li Wei, an acclaimed macroeconomics researcher.
Our research spans various areas of the Chinese market: strategy, management, globalization, economics, marketing, operations, finance and accounting. All sizes of company are featured, as are a wealth of industries. Together, they represent remarkable achievement or signs of becoming rising stars in their own fields.
CKGSB’s cases serve as teaching material for the classroom and business insights for a wider audience. Caixin, Caijing, Financial Times and HBR are just some of the media that have published our work. The Case Center has also published several books, most recently on how Chinese companies have harnessed the internet to transform and upgrade their business models and on dynamics and innovation in Chinese finance.
A comparison between the Chinese and US internet sectors with a focus on the business structures, investment portfolios and M&As undertaken by Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent.
Exploring the roots of similarities and differences between Chinese and American government bond systems
How does Shanghai Adream Foundation improve efficiency of public service provision by commercial means?
How Uber disrupted the traditional taxi market by “sharing”
Exploring the root cause of Qihoo 360’s return to China’s capital market, and risk factors faced in the process of privatization
Exploring the pros and cons of GE’s “production and finance” integration model
How has the shared office space model made famous by WeWork established itself in China?
Exploring how Haier, as a traditional home appliance manufacturer, uses the internet and big data for powerful precision market
Exploring how Ant Micro Loans have created a credit model based on online transactions
Assessing the historical context of cross-border mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies, and reasons they succeed or fail
China Hotel Association data shows that the growth rate in terms of hotel room numbers in the limited-service chain hotels nationwide reached its peak in 2005 at 200%. Since then growth has slowed, falling below 30% in 2013, and below 15% by 2016 and 2017. While these statistics do not give justice to supply in the hospitality industry as a whole, they do reflect a shift from rapid expansion to steady development.