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  • JULY 2018
  • EVENTS

HBS Executive Education: “Put Yourself in the Driver Seat: An Interactive Case Study Discussion on Uber Technologies, Inc.”

On July 4 and July 5, 2018, Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Andreas Andersen Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program led a case study event in Shanghai and Shenzhen. The program featured an interactive case discussion on Uber Technologies. This event provided a glimse into the Senior Executive Leadership Program - China. 92 attendees joined the Shanghai session and more than 100 participants attended in Shenzhen.
  • JULY 2018
  • EVENTS

MBA Admissions China Roadshow

MBA Admissions hosted information sessions in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing in July. This roadshow event was designed to introduce the MBA Program and life at HBS to prospective applicants. The information session included an admissions presentation and the opportunity to hear from local alumni. 69 prospective applicants joined the information session in Shenzhen, 137 attendees participated in Shanghai session and over 150 participants showed up for the event in Beijing.

New Research on the Region

  • February 2019
  • Case

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group: Acquisition of Volvo Cars

Zhejiang Geely Holding Company's acquisition of Volvo cars was widely viewed with skepticism because of the poor track record of cross-border auto industry acquisitons. This case looks at the acquisition and post-acquisition integration from the point of view of Chinese managers at Geely. A companion case, 613-042 Volvo Cars: Acquisition by Geely looks at the acquisition from the point of view of Swedish managers at Volvo.

  • February 2019
  • Case

Volvo Cars: Acquisition by Geely

By: Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Willy Shih and Nancy Dai

Zheijiang Geely Holing Company's acquisition of Volvo Cars was widely viewed with skepticism because of the poor track record of cross-border auto industry acquisitions. This case looks at the acquisition and post-acquisition integration from the point of view of Swedish managers at Volvo. A companion case, 613-041 Zheijiang Geely Holding Group: Acquisition of Volvo Cars looks at the acquisition from the point of view of Chinese managers at Geely.

  • February 2019
  • Teaching Material

Talent@Tencent

Late in 2016, two senior human resources (HR) executives at Tencent Holdings (Tencent), China’s leading Internet services firm, are assessing the effectiveness of the company’s talent management practices in responding to Tencent’s sustained hypergrowth. Over the preceding decade, Tencent’s revenues and earnings had grown at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 38% and 44%, respectively. Its staff grew at a 25% CAGR, primarily by hiring recent college graduates. At the time of the case, the average Tencent worker was 29 years old, and worked at the firm for an average 3.24 years. Headquartered in the booming city of Shenzhen, China, Tencent benefited from rich pools of local entrepreneurship, capital, and skills, yet also lost employees to other opportunities catalyzed by those resources. The company therefore must do its utmost to attract, develop, and retain top talent: rivalry with its primary Chinese competitors, Alibaba and Baidu, is intensifying, and all three firms are increasingly looking to cultivate enterprise customers and to develop and sell products driven by new technologies, both in China and abroad.

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