Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth | National Committee on United States- China Relations
When and Where
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
222 E 41st Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10017
***Registration Required*** At a National Committee program on Thursday, October 2, Dr. Kirby will discuss the complex forces that shape China’s business landscape.
Can China Lead?
Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth
In this thought-provoking book, noted China experts from Harvard Business School and the Wharton School assert that while China has experienced remarkable economic growth in recent decades, it now faces major challenges–tests that could shift the country’s political and economic trajectory. A lack of accountability, transparency, and ease of operating in China, combined with growing evidence of high-level corruption, has made domestic and foreign business people increasingly wary of the “China model.” These issues have deep roots in Chinese history and the country’s political system. The authors, including William C. Kirby of Harvard Business School, contend that the country’s dynamic private sector could be a source of sustainable growth, but it is constrained by political favoritism toward state-owned corporations.
At a National Committee program on Thursday, October 2
, Dr. Kirby will discuss the complex forces that shape China’s business landscape.
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. He also serves as chairman of the Harvard China Fund.
A historian of modern China, Professor Kirby’s work examines China’s business, economic, and political development in an international context. He has written on the evolution of modern Chinese business (state-owned and private); Chinese corporate law and company structure; the history of freedom in China; the international socialist economy of the 1950s; relations across the Taiwan Strait; and China’s relations with Europe and America. His current projects include case studies of contemporary Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China, Europe, and the United States.
Copies of Can China Lead will be available for purchase.