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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 to Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Transformation of China's Innovative Capacity-Shanghai&Beijing


CEIBS Shanghai campus, June 15th, 2016

Sofitel Wanda, Beijing, June 16th, 2016

This talk is based on a four-year programme of research conducted by the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation, sponsored by four major Dutch multinational companies, and is the subject of a new book: George S. Yip and Bruce McKern, China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation, MIT Press (English edition) and CITIC (Chinese edition), 2016.

What will the professors talk about?

  • The 3 phases in the evolution of the innovation capabilities of Chinese firms
  • Characteristics of  China’s environment that foster innovation
  • Chinese companies’ approach to innovation and foreign expansion (including Huawei, Haier, Alibaba, BROAD and Yuwell Medical Equipment).
  • R&D strategies of multinationals in China and the significance of China as a base for innovation ( including Akzo Nobel, Bosch, General Electric, Royal DSM, Royal Dutch Shell, and Royal Philips)
  • Why multinationals participate in China’s innovation system – for China and for the world.
  • How foreign companies can overcome the challenges  of conducting innovation in China
  • Chinese leadership and strategy lessons for foreign companies


If you would like to attend, please register at: https://jinshuju.net/f/wqAEEq

For more information, please contact: wwing@ceibs.edu, Tel: 021-28905136


Friday, May 20th, 2016

Shanghai Book Launch Event --Wednesday June 15th, 2016 16:00-19:00

The venue for Shanghai Book Launch Event is the Auditorium Room in CEIBS Shanghai Campus located in No. 699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai. There are sufficient parking slots around the campus.


Beijing Book Launch Event --Thursday June 16th, 2016 16:00-19:00

The venue for Beijing Book Launch Event is the meeting room of Madeleine, Sofitel Wanda Beijing The address is Tower C Wanda Plaza-93 Jian Guo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China



If you would like to attend, please register at: https://jinshuju.net/f/wqAEEq

For more information, please contact: wwing@ceibs.edu, Tel: 021-28905136


Friday, May 20th, 2016




Welcome Speech


Book Unveiling Ceremony


Key Note Speech: The Transformation of China’s Innovative Capacity

Professor George S. Yip and Professor Bruce McKern




Book Signing & Networking ( Snacks and Tea will be provided)


End of the Event

: English (Chinese Simultaneous Translation will be provided)


CEIBS Prof. George S. Yip

Professor of Strategy and Co-Director, Centre on China Innovation; and  Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean – Executive Progammmes, Imperial College Business School; former Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Previously VP and Director of Research & Innovation, Capgemini Consulting; faculty at Harvard, UCLA, Cambridge and London business schools. Books include Strategic TransformationManaging Global CustomersAsian Advantage and Total Global Strategy. BA and MA in economics, Cambridge University; MBA and doctorate, Harvard Business School.



http://cn.ceibs.edu/sites/default/files/u31/BMK_0.png CEIBS Prof. Bruce McKern
CEIBS Visiting Professor of International Business and former Co-Director of the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation. Visiting Research Fellow at INSEAD (2015), the Technology & Management Centre for Development, University of Oxford (2015) and The Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (2016).

Educator, corporate advisor and speaker on corporate innovation & strategy. Based in Shanghai for 3 years from 2011. Former Director of the Stanford Sloan Master's Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business; President and Professor of Int. Business at the Carnegie Bosch Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford. Former dean of two Australian business schools. Author/Editor of 8 book, incl. Transnational Corporations in the Exploitation of Natural Resources and Managing the Global Network Corporation. BE Hons, University of Sydney; Doctorate in International Business, Harvard University. 

“Yip and McKern deliver a comprehensive and insightful study of innovation in China that should challenge business leaders to think carefully about how to benefit from China’s growing expertise. As China’s capacity for innovation continues to develop rapidly, the authors provide an important reminder: China’s market is not just too big to ignore, but now offers companies that are willing to engage in the market essential learning that will help them remain competitive for years to come.”
Lord Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy; former CEO, BP

“Yip and McKern have created a crucial guide for business success in China as this world-leading economy executes a once-in-a-generation economic transition. Their insights mesh well with what Dow has learned over decades of experience in China: that the key to business growth lies in local collaborative innovation, creating sustainable solutions for the Chinese market that can be leveraged around the world.”
Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO, the Dow Chemical Company

“This book describes the next phase in China’s development as a leading global country—a phase in which next to manufacturing and export, a model based more on domestic consumption and services, and strongly driven by innovation, is emerging. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the challenges this new era of global competition generates.”
Feike Sijbesma, CEO, Royal DSM

“Yip and McKern have written an eye-opening book about the startling growth of innovation in Chinese companies. Using hundreds of cases, they leave no doubt that China is now a major force in innovation, with an increasing global reach. The case that engagement with the Chinese system is essential for business success in the coming decades is compelling.”
A. Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001


If you would like to attend, please register at: https://jinshuju.net/f/wqAEEq

For more information, please contact: wwing@ceibs.edu, Tel: 021-28905136


Friday, May 20th, 2016