News & Highlights

  • OCTOBER 2019

Mock Case Discussion: “How to Create Win-Wins?” – China’s Historical Step of Opening Up Capital Markets

On October 20, HBS Club of Shanghai and Harvard Center Shanghai co-hosted a forum on how global asset managers can increase their presence in emerging Chinese markets. HBS Professor Lynn S. Paine and led the discussion which was attended by over 100 senior leaders. The topic was discussed using HBS Case Study methodology, addressing eight questions focusing upon strategic decision-making and execution mechanisms.
  • SEPTEMBER 2019

MBA Voices: A Filipino Student’s Experience—Meet Pam Chan, MBA Class of 2020

MBA Voices is Harvard Business School’s admissions blog. A collection of community perspectives on the blog provide prospective students with insight into life at HBS. In this interview, Filipino student Pam Chan, MBA 2020, explains how the MBA program contributes to her career journey.
  • SEPTEMBER 2019

Interactive Discussion: The Right Way to Utilize Companies’ Stock Rights

On September 27, HBS Executive Education organized an interactive discussion at Harvard Center Shanghai inviting two guest speakers: Freeman H. Shen (AMP 184), Founder and CEO of WM Motor Co, and Mingruo Zhang, Senior Attorney and Founder of Sunland Law Firm in China. Shen and Zhang discussed how stock ownership of start-up companies has changed tremendously over the past decade. They shared their experience of allocating and re-allocating stock value with company growth. Over 80 business leaders and senior executives attended.
  • AUGUST 2019

Interactive Discussion: Half-Time: How will You Measure Your Career?

On August 14, HBS Executive Education organized an interactive discussion at Harvard Center Shanghai and more than 100 alumni and senior executives attended. HBS Professor Clayton Christensen, author of “How Will You Measure Your Life?”(2012), talked about the importance of a deliberate strategy for anyone who seeks satisfaction and fulfillment in their career. A panel of six shared their real-life stories and discussed how they aim to achieve a meaningful “half-time” as part of their career paths. Panelists included HBS alumni- Ping CHU (OPM24), Linda LAI (MBA’99), and Sha SHA (MBA’01).

New Research on the Region

  • Teaching Interest

IFC Asia: China's Belt & Road Initiative

The course objective is to provide students perspectives and insight into one of the major political and economic development programs of China – its Belt and Road Initiative, a strategy that involves infrastructure development and investments in countries spanning Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe.  This signature foreign policy initiative is described by the Chinese government as "a bid to enhance regional connectivity and embrace a brighter future," while some observers see it as a push to enhance China’s role in global affairs with a China-centered trading network. The course exposes students to the diversity of views across the region and beyond, combining advance study and preparation with the unique perspective that will come form on the ground observations and interactions.

  • December 2019
  • Teaching Material

Hony Capital and Jushi Group

By: Josh Lerner, Shai Bernstein and Ann Leamon

This teaching note accompanies HBS case 820-040, Hony Capital and Jushi Group. John Zhao, CEO of Hony Capital, a China-based private equity (PE) firm with more than $12 billion under management, is considering his firm’s investment in Jushi Group, the world’s largest fiberglass manufacturer. The transaction has a number of unusual qualities: it is in the unlisted subsidiary of a publicly listed China-based company; Jushi’s majority shareholder is a government-related entity; the investment supports Jushi’s establishment of a plant in the United States; and finally, there is no stipulated agreement about an exit’s timing or method.

  • December 2019
  • Case

Ray White

By: Boris Groysberg and Tricia Gregg

Ray White is an Australian real estate business that has been owned and operated by the White family for four generations. The business has expanded and prospered. However, as the industry faces new challenges and opportunities, how should the White family respond?

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