Executive Education
in Asia-Pacific

Driving Corporate Performance - China

March, 2015
(Harvard Center Shanghai)

Created for Chinese companies and multinationals, this new program shows you how to develop and implement winning competitive strategies. You will learn how to build stronger strategies through identification of your company's true competitive advantage and how to align your organization for strategy execution. The program is offered by HBS and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.

Global CEO Program for China

12-17 April 2015 - Module 1 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China);
17-22 May 2015 - Module 2 (IESE, Barcelona, Spain);
19-25 July 2015 - Module 3 (HBS, Boston, MA, USA)

Enhancing leadership skills and strategic vision, this program prepares Chinese CEOs to build world-class enterprises in a global environment. Jointly developed by Harvard Business School, China Europe International Business School, and IESE Business School, the curriculum explores factors influencing business performance and examines the CEO's role as it relates to strategic, governmental, investor, market, societal, and trade union issues.

Designing and Executing Strategy - China

April, 2015 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
Discover how to create strategic alignment by exploring the vital connections between company strategy, economics, and control systems. A collaboration between HBS and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, this program helps executives design, implement, and manage systems that focus an organization on business goals and in turn, improve performance and enhance corporate value.

Agribusiness Seminar - An Asian Offering

May, 2015 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
HBS brings its pioneering Agribusiness Seminar to China, helping global agribusiness leaders develop new strategies for a changing industry. This premier forum explores global food, fiber, and fuel system dynamics. Through structured learning, idea exchange, and networking, you explore the latest industry challenges and innovations, preparing you to position your organization for future success.

OPM IV: Global Immersion - China

June 22-26, 2014 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
Expand your global intelligence and strategic perspective in a program designed exclusively for OPM alumni and current participants. You will explore the latest research and thinking on global markets, gain valuable insight into China's expanding role in the global economy, and enhance your ability to drive competitive advantage for your business.

Financial Strategies for Cross-Border Expansion — China

July 9-12, 2014
(Harvard Center Shanghai)

For Chinese firms expanding internationally, this program delivers perspective and proven frameworks for making key financial decisions. Exploring challenges including funding cross-border growth, leveraging global capital markets, and acquiring companies from different cultures, you will develop the skill and confidence to help your business compete and succeed on a global stage.

Growing and Leading a Professional Service Firm — China

July 13-18, 2014
(Harvard Center Shanghai)

To take advantage of opportunities in China, professional service firms must navigate many obstacles in a complex and unfamiliar environment. Offered jointly by the Harvard Business School and the School of Management, Fudan University in Shanghai, this program explores the difficult balancing act required for company leaders who must consistently maintain fiscal discipline while exceeding client expectations, motivating staff, and formulating and executing long-term strategy.

Senior Executive Program for China

August 10-16, 2014
Module 1 (Tsinghua-SEM, Beijing, China);
October 19-25, 2014
Module 2 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China);
December 7-18, 2014
Module 3 (HBS, Boston, MA, USA)

Offering the latest thinking on China and the global marketplace, this leadership development program helps you build competitive advantage. Jointly developed by Harvard Business School; the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University; and China Europe International Business School, the program helps executives renew their perspectives, rethink their role, and manage more effectively.

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Bit Player or Powerhouse? China and Stem-Cell Research

Spar, Debora, and Fiona Murray
September 2006

New England Journal of Medicine 355, no. 12 (September 21, 2006): 1191-1194

Recovery in Aceh: Towards A Strategy of Emergence

Daniel Curran, Leonard, Herman B.
June 2006

Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 05-082, 2005 (Revised May 2006)

Political Relationships, Global Financing and Corporate Transparency: Evidence from Indonesia

Christian Leuz, Oberholzer-Gee, Felix
February 2006

Journal of Financial Economics 81, no. 3 (September 2006): 411-439

Tying Odysseus to the Mast: Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

Ashraf, Nava, Dean S. Karlan, and Wesley Yin
September 2005

We designed a commitment savings product for a Philippine bank and implemented it using a randomized control methodology. The savings product was intended for individuals who want to commit now to restrict access to their savings, and who were sophisticated enough to engage in such a mechanism. We conducted a baseline survey on 1777 existing or former clients of a bank. One month later, we offered the commitment product to a randomly chosen subset of 710 clients; 202 (28.4 percent) accepted the offer and opened the account. In the baseline survey, we asked hypothetical time discounting questions. Women who exhibited a lower discount rate for future relative to current trade-offs, and hence potentially have a preference for commitment, were indeed significantly more likely to open the commitment savings account. After twelve months, average savings balances increased by 81 percentage points for those clients assigned to the treatment group relative to those assigned to the control group. We conclude that the savings response represents a lasting change in savings, and not merely a short-term response to a new product.

Quarterly Journal of Economics