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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

How can Managers in China Win the High-Tech Race? Insights from Silicon Valley and Germany

Please join us on February 2, 2021 for this special webinar with CEIBS Professor Richard Carney on How can Managers in China Win the High-Tech Race? Insights from Silicon Valley and Germany.

About the Webinar

Chinese high-tech companies are racing to become global leaders in key technologies, ranging from fifth generation wireless networks and artificial intelligence (AI) to automated factories and autonomous driving. Beijing’s commitment to spend more than one trillion dollars on key technologies over the next five years has energised this frenzied race.

Money helps, but it’s not everything. The structure of the innovation ecosystem in which the company is located is also, if not more, critical. There are two main types – those which promote disruptive innovations, like Silicon Valley, and those which encourage incremental innovations, as in Germany.

As managers in China rush to transform their high-tech start-ups into global tech leaders, where should they look for inspiration? Silicon Valley stars such as Google and Apple or Germany’s Mittelstand (small and medium-sized firms) champions, such as Bausch + Ströbel? The answer may surprise you. We will explore this along with much more in this exclusive webinar.

Our Speaker

Dr. Richard W. Carney is in the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). His teaching and research interests primarily focus on business-government relations. He is the author of Authoritarian Capitalism: Sovereign Wealth Funds and State-Owned Enterprises in East Asia and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which won the 2019 Masayoshi Ohira Prize. A paper utilising the framework developed in the book won the Best Paper Award on Emerging Economies Research at the 2018 Academy of International Business Meeting; another paper building on the same framework was a finalist for the GW-CIBER Best Paper Award on Emerging Markets at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting.

Professor Carney has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Business and Politics, and the Review of International Political Economy. He is also the author of Contested Capitalism: The Political Origins of Financial Systems (2009) and is the editor of Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis (2009).

Prior to joining CEIBS, he taught at the Australian National University and at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was also a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Event Details

Date: February 2, 2021 
Time: 12:00-13:30 (GMT) / 13:00-14:30 (CEST) / 19:00-20:30 (Beijing time)
Venue: Online
Language: English


19:00 – 19:05    Introduction
19:05 – 20:10    Lecture: How can Managers in China Win the High-tech Race? Insights from Silicon Valley and Germany with CEIBS Professor of Strategy Richard Carney
20:10 – 20:30    Q&A session

Contact: For enquiries, please contact Gemma Fu at fgemma@ceibs.edu.

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