Featured Session 34

Executives Plenary Panel: Innovation Strategy in China

Track A

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012


Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Featured Panel

Room: Hall C


  • George Yip, Imperial College

    photo of George Yip

    George Yip is Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School. His prior business experience includes being VP and Director of Research & Innovation at Capgemini Consulting. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of MIT Sloan Management Review. The Financial Times said of his book Strategic Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) “... is the chief executive’s in-depth guide to how to sustain and refresh strategy over time.” An earlier book, Total Global Strategy (Prentice Hall, 1992) was selected as one of the 30 best business books of the year. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Cambridge University; and MBAs from Cranfield School of Management and Harvard Business School, and a doctorate from Harvard.


Abstract: Globalization has spurred many Western companies to relocate production and supply chain activities to developing economies, especially China. Now Western companies are beginning to also relocate to China key innovation and R&D activities. China's advantages for innovation include:
• huge size of customer base
• empty market spaces
• talented and low-cost researchers, engineers and scientists, in quantity
• market demands for simple, cheap products
• fast-moving large-scale government projects
• support of national and provincial governments
• entrepreneurial spirit
Many Western companies are starting to make use of these advantages for innovation not just for the Chinese market but for global markets in a form of reverse innovation. This panel addresses how major Western multinational companies are innovating in China both for China and for the rest of the world.

All Sessions in Track A...

Sat: 09:00 – 09:30
Session 35: Conference Welcome
Sat: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 30: Keynote Plenary Panel: Competing and Cooperating in and for China
Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 4: Competition and Adaptation
Session 11: Firm Boundaries and Growth
Session 19: Global Strategy
Session 26: Entrepreneurship in China
Sat: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 31: Plenary Panel II: Collaborative Strategies in and for China
Sat: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 6: CSR and Sustainable Development
Session 7: Entrepreneurship
Session 9: Executives and Incentives
Session 22: Panel: Innovation
Session 24: Managing Innovation Strategies
Sat: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 5: Corporate Governance
Session 8: Evolution and Ecosystems
Session 10: FDI
Session 12: Innovation Strategy
Session 27: FDI and Institutions
Sun: 09:00 – 10:15
Session 32: Plenary Panel III: Corporate Governance and Executive Leadership in the Age of Globalization
Sun: 10:45 – 12:00
Session 13: Institutions
Session 15: Internationalization II
Session 16: Networks
Session 29: Resources and Capabilities
Sun: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 33: Plenary Panel IV: Strategic Management Research in China - What is Next?
Sun: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 3: Alliances and Cooperation
Session 14: Internationalization I
Session 17: Social Capital
Session 28: Governance, Knowledge, and Cooperation
Sun: 17:00 – 18:00
Session 34: Executives Plenary Panel: Innovation Strategy in China

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