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A123 buyer has quietly built a presence in US
Re: William Kirby
"If we can't work with a company that has the extraordinary track record of Wanxiang, then who can we work with?" asked William Kirby, who wrote a case study of Wanxiang for Harvard Business School, where he is the Spangler Family professor of business administration. "Their core business remains manufacturing, and if we say we want to preserve manufacturing in this country, this is one way of doing it - through international partnerships."