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Friday, September 14, 2018

CEIBS Faculty to Lead Session on China Outbound Investment at Summer Davos 2018

September 14, 2018. Shanghai – CEIBS Vice President and Dean Professor Ding Yuan and CEIBS Associate Dean (Europe) Professor Katherine Xin will be among the more than 2,000 participants from 111 countries participating in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions held this year in Tianjin, China. The summit, unofficially referred to as ‘Summer Davos’, will take place on September 18-20 and will cover areas such as innovation, science & technology, and promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. The event also seeks to address some of the current economic, political, societal, and environmental challenges relating to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

During the summit, Prof. Xin will moderate a session which will look at some of the factors surrounding overseas investment by Chinese state-backed enterprises and the private sector. During the session, which has the title of China Outbound Investment: A New Playbook?, panellists will discuss a number of related topics, including strategic regions and industries leveraged by the Belt and Road Initiative, investment in critical infrastructure and assets, approaches to global joint ventures, as well as mechanisms for balancing investment and social responsibility.

In addition to her role as Associate Dean, Prof. Xin also serves as a Professor of Management, the Bayer Chair in Leadership, Director of the Hospitality Executive MBA Programme, and Co-Director of the Centre for Globalization of Chinese Companies at CEIBS. She has extensive teaching, research, and consulting experience in universities and multinational companies around the world. Her areas of specialisation include leadership, organisational culture, change management, and strategic human resource management.

Prof. Ding, who is a regular participant at both the summer event as well as the WEF’s annual winter summit in Davos, Switzerland, will also serve as a discussion leader during the China Outbound Investment session. In addition to serving as Vice President and Dean, Prof. Ding holds the position of Cathay Capital Chair Professor in Accounting at CEIBS. He has lectured extensively on topics such as financial accounting, international accounting, and corporate governance and has published multiple books on financial reporting and financial analysis. As well, Prof. Ding has served as both editor and editorial board member for numerous international academic journals.

The China Outbound Investment session at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions will be a closed-door session; however, both Professors Ding and Xin will be available to the media for interviews on this session and related topics. Prof. Ding can also speak on the wider issue of Chinese firms’ globalisation process. Prof. Xin can also speak on the same topic of globalisation from a management, leadership, and HR point of view.

For more information about Prof. Ding’s experience, publications, and interests, visit his CEIBS faculty profile here.

To learn more about Prof. Xin’s academic background and teaching and research interests, see her CEIBS faculty profile here.

Michael D. Thede
Charmaine N. Clarke