Category Archives: innovation

How China becomes an innovative country – Shaun Rein

Innovation and China have not been an obvious combination of the past few decades. US vice-president Joe Biden even challenged us to name any innovation from China. Business analyst Shaun Rein takes Biden on in his upcoming book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

What Western e-commerce can learn from Taobao – Benjamin Joffe

Alibaba´s e-commerce platform Taobao excels in integrating social functions, says internet expert Benjamin Joffe in CIO. Although it specifically focuses on Chinese buyers, not those in the west, Western companies can learn from it.

Why did Joe Biden miss China´s sea change innovation? – Shaun Rein

Name me one innovative project coming from China, US vice-president Joe Biden challenged his audience. CNN took up the challenge and lists four major ones. “Biden is playing to an outdated idea of China, says Shaun Rein, author of the upcoming The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

How China can attract foreigners and innovation – Annette Nijs

Annette Nijs, CEIBS Executive Director Global Initiative, was among the five presenters, was among five experts explaining president Xi Jinping at his visit at CEIBS how China can attract foreigners and innovation to the country.

The end of copycat China – Shaun Rein

Bestseller author Shaun Rein is publishing a new book, The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. and focuses on watershed developments in China´s development. His earlier book The End of Cheap China was his first bestseller. The book will be available in November

Innovation: China needs it, Israel has it – Mark Schaub

Business between China and Israel is brisk, and that is partly caused by the fact that both economies supplement each other. Where China needs innovation, Israel needs a sizable market to sell its innovations, a market it does not have among its hostile neighbors. Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub just returned from his latest trip to Israel and made this overview.

Multiscreen video content key for future – Kaiser Kuo

Seamless transfer between video devices is key for the industry and its players, says Baidu´s director communications Kaiser Kuo. China´s second search engine Baidu offers this already for search, but the development will continue, he tells in Knowledge CKGSB.

Betting on quality pays off for Haier – Bill Fischer

Among the Chinese companies becoming fast household names among global players, Haier was one of the first to enter the word arena. Haier´s CEO Zhang Ruimin has put his bets early on quality, explains IMD professor Bill Fischer in The Corner, and that explains why he is winning now.

Lack of trust is holding back innovation – Tricia Wang

Disrupting innovative innovation is holding China’s computer industry back, writes sociologist Tricia Wang on her weblog. “We need more coverage of the Chinese tech scene from writers like Markoff and Barboza who avoid Western-centrism and more writing from experts like James Landay who can provide a nuanced insiders perspective.”

China lacks big dreamers – Bill Fischer

Innovation is no stranger in China, as CEO’s of Baidu, Tencent, Haier, Alibaba and Huawei show. But it is only a handful, argues IMD professor and leading author on innovation Bill Fischer in the Harvard Business Review. There is not a innovative culture, although Haier offers hope.