Doing Business in China


The course provides an understanding of China from both an internal and a global perspective causing it to become the second largest economy in the world.

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Responsible teacher

Richard Hardiman


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Kynge, James (2006), China shakes the world: ISBN-13: 978-0-618-70564-1; ISBN-10: 0-681-70564-3 Long, A. V. W. and C. Kwan, 2006, The Seven Disciplines for Venturing in China, MIT Sloan Management Review Vol 47, No. 2.
Magni, M. and Y. Atsmon, 2010, A Better Approach to China’s Markets, Harvard Business Review March 2010.

Teaching method

The course will be interactive in the form of up-front lectures and discussions. There will be a total of 5 assignments in which students will be guided to examine specific aspects of an overarching topic, prepare a weekly short analyses on the topic and present their findings during the class. In addition there will be one case study to be presented in class and a final exam.

Evaluation method

Class participation    10%    (individual)
Group assignments    30%    (group)
One case study    15%    (group)
Final Exam    45%    (individual)

Subject matter

The course will investigate the key factors of China’s growth and transformation from a subsistence to a major global economy. It will discuss government economic reforms and policies driving key industrial sectors, productivity and trade. It will discuss energy as a driving force for industrial productivity and the conflict of economy and environment. It will investigate China’s national and global search for natural resources: oil, gas, coal, minerals, timber, food resources and land to maintain it’s current momentum of economic growth. It will discuss China’s transition from primary industries to Hi-tech and finally it will investigate China’s transition towards internationalism and its impact upon global infrastructure, development and investment.


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