Category Archives: GE

Haier’s boss surprises his acquired US employees – Bill Fischer

When Haier took over GE’s Appliances, US management feared the future. But the Chinese takeover is very different from the American style, they discovered. Western firms are victim of their traditional viewpoints, tells IMD-professor Bill Fischer, who studied Haier’s very different corporate style, to AP.

Haier´s strategy to enter American homes – Bill Fischer

When China´s leading white goods producer Haier bought the appliances department of GE it caught the headlines. But the acquisition might not be as important as the underlying strategy to enter American homes, says IMD professor Bill Fischer, co-author of the book Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier Has Changed the Way Big Companies Transform to Bloomberg.

Rising labor costs and lower sales growth drive outbound expansion – James Roy

Haier´s purchase of GE´s appliances and Midea´s efforts to get a bigger stake at Germany´s robotic company Kuka both reflect the challenges the giant Chinese firms face at home, says business analyst James Roy to Barron´s. Rising labor costs and slowing growth of domestic sales makes both look abroad.

Haier´s strategy into US homes – Bill Fischer

The purchase of the GE appliances section by Haier is part of a strategy to enter American homes, says IMD professor Bill Fischer, who studied Haier intensively to Bloomberg. How different is Haier from GE?

GE-deal upward boost for Haier brand – James Roy

Haier might be the largest white good manufacturer, globally active, but not yet seen as a global brand. The purchase of the appliances section of GE for US$5.4 billion might just change that perception, says James Roy, Associate Principal of the China Market Research Group (CMR) in the International Business Times.

US Congress members fear loss of military secrets – Wendell Minnick

Two members of US Congress have asked for a National Security Review and a Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States review into a new GE joint venture with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

US aerospace firms might help China’s military – Wendell Minnick

US joint ventures in China might be helping China’s military in improving its aerospace capabilities, according to an early draft of a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, seen by Defense News China expert Wendell Minnick. The official report in due in November.

Looking for China’s soft power – Shaun Rein

US senator Charles Schumer via Wikipedia Is China closing its doors, as companies like GE, BASF and Siemens say, or is it more open than ever, as the country’s officials…

China’s dilemma’s in dealing with foreign firms – Shaun Rein

Image via Wikipedia China’s central government is walking on a thin line when it defends itself against recent foreign accusations of protectionism against those foreign firms, tells Shaun Rein in…

Immelt, China has its own interests – Paul Denlinger

Business analyst Paul Denlinger only falls short of making fun of GE‘s CEO Jeff Immelt at his weblog ChinaVortex that China is pursuing its own interests, when dealing with the…