Executive Education
in Asia-Pacific

Driving Corporate Performance - China

March 2-5, 2014
(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

April 6-11, 2014
Module 1 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China);
May 18-23, 2014
Module 2 (IESE, Barcelona, Spain);
July 20-25, 2014
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 21-25, 2014 (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 18-21, 2014 (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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Chinese General Management: Tsinghua-Harvard Text and Cases

McFarlan, F. Warren, and Guoqing Chen
January 2009

This is a text and case book for the Chinese business higher education market. It is a combination of seven chapters (six original ones) covering China's financial markets, governance in the global information economy, control, operations and supply-chain management, marketing management, and governance. These chapters are combined with seventeen field cases written in China by members of the HBS/Tsinghua faculty, which illustrate the complexity of problems facing Chinese general managers. This book is a direct outgrowth of the combined work done by HBS and Tsinghua's School of Economics and Management over the past three years in developing its "Senior Executive Program for China."

China and the World: Internationalization, Internalization, Externalization

Kirby, William C., and Dayong Niu
September 2008


Beijing: Hebei People's Press, 2007

Southeast Asia and the Political Economy of Development

Book Chapter in Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis edited by Erik Martinez Kuhonta, Dan Slater and Tuong Vu

Abrami, Regina M. and Richard Doner
June 2008

This chapter assesses the contribution of contemporary qualitative research on Southeast Asia to the field of political economy. Specifically, we examine Southeast Asia research on the origins of economic institutions and their influence on economic performance. We show how similar institutions vary in their impact and are influenced by local contexts. After providing a critical review of Southeast Asia-related research on the political economy of development, the chapter identifies how social and political institutions shaped the region's market-based economies, the origins of these institutional arrangements, and the origins and impact of institutions from the less-studied post-socialist economies, especially Vietnam.

Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming

Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours

Khanna, Tarun
January 2008

China and India, occupied by a third of the world's population, are undergoing social and economic revolutions that are capturing the best minds and money of Western business. This book presents a new view of development, centered around entrepreneurial behavior by both public and private sectors. The author charts China's and India's trajectories of development-where they overlap and complement each other, and where they diverge and compete with one another. There are opportunities for Western companies to participate in this development. This book should serve as an excellent beginning of that participation. Through a series of intriguing comparisons, Khanna probes the salient, practical differences between China and India in such areas as information and transparency, the roles of capital and talent, public and private property rights, social constraints on market forces, attitudes toward expatriates abroad and foreigners at home, entrepreneurial and corporate opportunities, and the importance of urban and rural communities. The differences suggest how these two countries will develop further, how their paths will cross and diverge, what they can learn from and contribute to each other, and, ultimately, how they will reshape the world around them in terms of business, politics, and society at large.

Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2008

Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Wells, Louis T.
September 2007

New York: Oxford University Press, 2007

How Countries Compete: Strategy, Structure, and Government in the Global Economy

Vietor, Richard H.K.
March 2007

As the world globalizes, countries compete for the markets, technologies, and skills needed to raise their standards of living. These strategies can make--or break--the government's efforts to drive and sustain growth. In "How Countries Compete," Richard Vietor sheds light on ways in which governments can best set direction and provide a healthy climate for a nation's economic development and profitable private enterprise. Drawing on history, economic analysis, and interviews with executives and officials around the globe, Vietor provides concentrated examinations of different approaches to government facilitation of development. Individual chapters focus on the unique social, economic, cultural, and historical forces that shape governments' approach to economic growth. Countries discussed include: China, India, Japan, Singapore, the United States, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. Vietor challenges the widespread notion that, in market-driven economies such as the United States, a strong government can only hinder business success. A provocative resource, "How Countries Compete" offers potent insights into how the business environment has evolved in crucial nations--and what its trajectory might look like in the future.

Boston: Harvard Business School Press