CHRLS Seminar - Xiao-Ping Chen
Xiao-Ping Chen of the University of Washington will present "Leadership of Chinese Private Enterprises."
While research on Chinese economic growth has focused primarily on governmental policies and institutional factors, Chen proposed that the rise and success of the private economy was primarily due to the "visible hands" of the founder-entrepreneurs. She conducted a critical analysis of interviews with 13 founders and CEOs of Chinese private enterprises, including Jack Ma of Alibaba, Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo, Wang Shi of Vanke, and Weihua Ma of China Merchant Bank. She identified the managerial practices for entrepreneurial success in competitive and inhospitable enviroments, and proposed a concentric model of leadership attributes and principles to guide strategies and relationships.