News & Highlights

  • MAY 2019

The Global Classroom: MBA FIELD Global Immersion

The FIELD Global Immersion is a required course for all first-year MBA students at Harvard Business School offering an immersive experience that sends 930 students to 12 global locations with which they have little familiarity. In May 2019, over 300 students led by HBS faculty and staff will travel to Asia and work with more than a dozen companies in Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, and Seoul, to solve a customer challenge using the process of design thinking.
  • MARCH 2019

President Bacow visits Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai

More than 300 alumni and guests gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong on March 18 giving a warm welcome to President Lawrence Bacow and his wife, Adele Fleet. At the event, President Bacow explained that his visit to China shortly after stepping into office underscored the importance of continuing the historically strong ties between Harvard and China. He shared that among American universities, Harvard houses the largest number of faculty who study China. President Bacow closed his remarks by thanking alumni from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, South China, and Taiwan for their continuous support to Harvard.
  • MARCH 2019

HBS Executive Education: Senior Executive Leadership Program—China

Taught in both Chinese and English with simultaneous transition, the innovative Senior Executive Leadership Program—China was first developed by eleven HBS faculty in 2018. Taught in a series of modules offered in Boston and Shanghai, this program has helped more than 80 executives become stronger leaders who can deliver value on a global stage, drive new levels of innovation, and build accountable, high-performance organizations. Current participants recently completed the second of four modules in Shanghai. Participants will complete the third module in country this May before traveling to Boston for the fourth and final module.

New Research on the Region

  • April 2019
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GE Appliances: Implementing Haier’s Made-In-China Management System

By: Dennis Campbell, Marshall Meyer, Bonnie Yining Cao and Dawn H. Lau

  • April 2019
  • Case

Barber Cardiosystems

By: Ranjay Gulati and Paul S. Myers

Barber Cardiosystems, based in Melbourne, Australia, designs and manufactures therapeutic devices used for treatment of coronary conditions. Over four decades, it has grown to be among the top 200 medical device companies in the world. It competes against much larger companies through a continuous effort to control costs and increase productivity. It does so by aligning operational and human resource practices, particularly employee incentives, with its strategy. Concerns arise in the face of increased competition about whether the company can continue to reduce costs and maintain its margins while keeping both its generous bonus scheme and commitment to guaranteed employment. The company's executive team must decide how to respond. This case is suitable for use in undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and strategic management. It is especially useful in a module on strategic alignment or organizational design.

  • April 2019
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Exporting Livability: Investing in New Urban Centers

By: John D. Macomber and Essie Alamsyah

Can Singapore urban design, policy continuity, and system of laws be exported outside of Singapore to accelerate the effective development of new urban agglomerations? Nina Yang, CEO of Sustainable Urban Development at Ascendas-Singbridge, a large real estate company based in Singapore, was considering whether to build residential or commercial space in one of its sustainable urban development projects, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City. Could such a long-gestation urban development project be commercially viable? What were the partnership issues working with the Guangzhou government? Could Singapore livability concepts, planning expertise, safety for capital, and comfort for multinational corporations be successfully exported outside of Singapore into large urban agglomerations on a repeated basis?

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