• Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.



About Us

The CEIBS Center for Automotive Research was officially inaugurated in September 2010 as a response to the demand from automotive manufacturers operating in China. Motivation for the centre stems from the increasing demand relevant industry research and the need for a quality platform that can facilitate the exchange of thought leadership between academia and practice.

Mission & Vision


The CEIBS Centre for Automotive Research delivers value to its academic and industry partners through the provision of thought leadership and expertise through world-class research and training through an international network, while also providing community building activities at the local level.


The vision of the CEIBS Centre for Automotive Research is to establish a world-class academic center for automotive industry studies that can generate new and relevant knowledge about the Chinese market, and disseminate it to students and industry professionals through education and training activities.

Goals and Objectives

Across all academic disciplines, the objectives of the new center are fourfold:



                      Automotive Industry Action Group               

                 International Car Distribution Programme  

            Supply Chain Management Institute     

            BMW-SMI Centre for Purchasing and Supply Management

Team members

     Team members

Research Focus Areas


Research Core Activities

Research Projects

  •  Supplier integration study: Qualitative case research project on Sino-foreign buyer supplier relationships, quantitative survey on sino-foreign buyer supplier relationships (Corporate partner:BMW)
  •  Teaching case development: Teaching case on technical purchasing at BMW (Corporate partner: BMW)
  •  Chinese auto brand valuation: Study on brand value of Chinese OEMs (Corporate partner: Management Engineers)
  •  Chinese NEV Industry: Market research and policy analysis for NEVs in China (Corporate partner: IDE-Jetro)
  •  Car distribution in China: Market analysis of dealerships in China (Corporate partner: ICDP/VW)
  • Investigation on automotive logistics: Imports/exports to/from China (Corporate partner :Port of Barcelona)

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Contact Us

China Europe International Business School

Centre for Automotive Research 699 Hong Feng Road, Shanghai 201206 (Map)

Tel: +86 21 2890 5050

Fax: +86 21 2890 5151

Email: ccar@ceibs.edu