Webinar: China’s economy and business environment post Covid-19

 

China’s economy and business environment post Covid-19

Featuring:

Dr. Penelope Prime

Clinical Professor of International Business, Georgia State University
Founding Director of the China Research Center

Dr. Qian (Cecilia) Gu

Associate Professor of International Business, Georgia State University
Poets & Quants Top 40 under 40 MBA Professors in 2020

Dr. Leigh Anne Liu

Professor of International Business, Georgia State University
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics 2020-2021

 

  Webinar recording from May 26 , 2020

Presentation Slide Deck

The impact of Covid-19 on Chinese society and economy, and on international business norms, has been rapid and severe. Business as usual may not return any time soon.  Companies need to re-think their strategies in light of China’s, and the global economy’s, downturns. Funding for new start-ups may be impacted, and challenges in supply chains may exacerbate the trends of companies diversifying away from producing in China.  Finally, U.S.-China tensions are increasing the political risk on both sides of the Pacific. Some of the changes, however, may bring silver linings and new opportunities.

Take-aways from this session; Learn about:

  • How China’s economic recovery is progressing
  • Challenges, opportunities, and strategies of startups and VC investments in China
  • Approaches to Sino-U.S. conflict management
  • The status of the U.S.-China phase one trade deal

 

 

About the Speakers

 

 

Dr. Penelope Prime
Clinical Professor of International Business
Georgia State University
Founding Director of the China Research Center

Dr. Prime is Clinical Professor of International Business in the Institute of International Business at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and Founding Director and Board Member of the China Research Center.  She was a visiting professor at Duke University during the spring semester, 2019, teaching at Duke Kunshan University in China.

Beginning with her first visit to China in 1976, Dr. Prime has over 40 years of experience studying and working within Chinese culture and the dynamic Chinese economy. After majoring in Chinese studies and studying Mandarin as an undergraduate, she earned a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan. She was one of the first U.S. graduate students to visit China for dissertation research after the U.S. and China normalized relations.

Dr. Prime’s experience includes directing study abroad programs, taking over 400 students to China; conducting field research in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; traveling across most of China and living in Nanjing and Beijing for extended periods of time; analyzing China’s economy for the Center for International Research at the U.S. Bureau of the Census; and working with companies on China strategy, business environment, negotiations and cultural understanding.

Dr. Prime’s research focuses on China’s economy and business environment, including topics such as China’s foreign trade and investment, industrial and technological progress, and provincial development, as well as applied business and economics cases on China and Asia. Her books include Global Giant: Is China Changing the Rules of the Game? (co-edited with Eva Paus and Jon Western, Palgrave McMillan, 2009), Taiwan’s Democracy: Economic and Political Challenges, (co-edited with Robert Ash and John W. Garver, Routledge, 2011), and Economic Development in India and China: New Perspectives on Progress and Change, edited with Kishore G. Kulkarni.  Her articles have been published in Growth & ChangeEconomic Development Quarterly, Applied Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, China Economic Review, The Chinese Economy, Mercer Law Review, Pacific Economic Review, Osaka Economic Papers, and Business Economics, among others. She serves on the editorial boards of China Economic Review and Eurasia Geography & Economics, and has received numerous grants, including from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Scholarly Communications with the PRC, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In 2001, Dr. Prime launched the China Research Center, a non-profit with a mission to promote research and education about greater China. She is also managing editor of the Center’s journal, China Currents.

 

 

 

Dr. Qian (Cecilia) Gu
Associate Professor of International Business
Georgia State University
Poets & Quants Top 40 under 40 MBA Professors in 2020

Dr. Qian (Cecilia) Gu’s research interests lie at the intersection of corporate strategy and international business. In particular, she is interested in understanding how emerging market firms strategize to respond to the increasing global competitions and opportunities, with a specific focus on China and the greater China area. Her works appear in the Administrative Science QuarterlyStrategic Management JournalJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of Management, and Personnel Psychology, among others. Dr. Gu has taught courses for undergraduates, MBA, EMBA, and Master of International Business on topics of corporate strategy, international business, and family business. She also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Business ResearchJournal of World Business, and Management and Organization Review. Dr. Gu is recently recognized as the Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors by Poets & Quants. She has been elected five times as the GSU IIB Professor of the Year Award. She is also a recipient of the SMS Best Reviewer Award, MOR Best Reviewer Award, IACMR Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Award, and China’s National Scholarship. She is a runner-up for AOM Douglas Nigh Award, AOM HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Award, and IACMR Best Macro Paper Award.

 

 

 

Dr. Leigh Anne Liu
Professor of International Business
Georgia State University
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics

Leigh Anne Liu is the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics 2020-2021 jointly awarded by the U.S. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and Fulbright Finland Foundation. She studies how culture and cognition influence intercultural interactions, including negotiation, conflict management and collaborations at individual, team, firm, and national levels. Her research appears in Administrative Science QuarterlyJournal of Applied Psychology and Journal of International Business Studies, among other outlets. She has been a visiting professor at University of South Australia, Toulouse Business School in France, Peking University and Nanjing University in China. She has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector on conflict management and multicultural competency programs. Professor Liu has taught courses and workshops for undergraduate, MBA, master of international business, Ph.D. and executive students on topics of international negotiation, multicultural competency, global management and cross-cultural behavior. She is an associate editor for Journal of Business Research and Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, and a guest editor of three special issues, one on intercultural conflict and collaboration and one on humanistic leadership for Cross Cultural & Strategic Management and another on talent management of multinational companies in and from China for Human Resource Management. She also serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management ReviewManagement and Organization Review, and International Business Review.

 

The International Business Webinar Series is a project of the national CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, led by Georgia State University CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

 

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