CEIBS Knowledge

August 14, 2017
A new study co-authored by CEIBS Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management Zhao Xiande offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs and enterprises looking to grow a platform business. Through case studies that explore how service innovations drove the evolution of four large Chinese business-to-business platform companies, the researchers show how three types of platform service innovation — product innovation, process innovation, and business model innovation — affect value co-creation activities and the network effect over the course of a platform’s evolution. Network effect is a unique feature of platform businesses, and is critical for their growth. Using the popular Chinese WeChat mobile platform as an example, as more of your friends use it, the more you will feel compelled to use it as well. The more users WeChat has, the more attractive the platform becomes to various businesses who want to reach its users. Stimulating this network effect is the primary aim of a platform company.
August 10, 2017
An unusually hectic travel schedule this summer took me to four great cities in four weeks: London, Chicago, Dubai and Beijing. In each, I learned about at least one interesting organisation. In London, I added to my knowledge about Unilever, the well-known consumer goods giant whose products range from soaps and shampoos to ice creams and soups, when I met the head of a unit called Unilever Foundry that engages with startups. In Chicago, I attended a Father’s Day event at Willow Creek, a non-denominational megachurch that averages over 25,000 attendees every weekend. In Dubai, I learned about Aramex, a company sometimes referred to as “the FedEx of the Middle East”, whose Chairman Fadi Ghandour was the recipient of the 2017 Academy of International Business (AIB) Executive of the Year award. Finally, in Beijing, I visited the Nasdaq-listed JD.com, China’s first internet company to be featured in the Fortune 500.
August 9, 2017
China’s foreign exchange reserves hit USD3.0807 trillion in July. CEIBS Professor Sheng Songcheng, a counselor of the People’s Bank of China, shares his views on the country's forex stockpile.     
August 7, 2017
Startups in emerging economies like China are increasingly ambitious in the scope and scale of the technological innovations they seek. However, realizing the dream of achieving genuine high-level innovation will not be easy for startups, because China, like most emerging markets, has significant limitations.
July 19, 2017
The Belt and Road Initiative is not meant to replace or to exclude. Rather, it aims to build on whatever cooperation that is already in place and help countries along the Belt and Road routes to align their development strategies for common progress.


August 18, 2017
The importance of corporate social responsibility was highlighted by CEIBS alumni in a series of events held on the Shanghai Campus today which included the CEIBS Alumni Enterprises Corporate Social Responsibility Forum and the Opening Ceremony for an exhibition showcasing some of the CSR practices of CEIBS alumni companies. A ceremony was also held to celebrate the social responsibility pledge taken by all CEIBS Alumni Association members.
August 8, 2017
CEIBS welcomed the MBA Class of 2019 with an Opening Ceremony and cocktail reception today at the Shanghai Campus. The diverse cohort comes from 22 countries and regions, with 40% female students, and 30% with an entrepreneurial or family business background. Among the 179 students are a marathon runner, musical theatre actor, and a nutritionist.


August 23, 2017
Have a coffee, on us, while CEIBS MBA Admission colleagues tell you all about the full-time English-taught MBA programme at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai.
August 25, 2017
We cordially invite you to attend the CEIBS Executive Forum on August 25 with Mr. Eddy Chan, Head of China and Senior Vice President of FedEx Express, who will give a lecture titled “The Opportunities and Challenges for the Logistics Industry under the Belt & Road Initiative”.


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