"Exploring how the unique characteristics of China influence the conduct of business by both Chinese and non-Chinese enterprises" What will students gain from this program? Students will gain an up-close and detailed exposure to Chinese culture and business practice; witness how individuals and enterprises innovate to generate competitive advantages that leverage the unique characteristics of a country; and develop a strong appreciation for the need to acknowledge, understand and embrace cultural differences. Academic Program Overview Prior to Trip The academic structure of the program will include a group project prior to departure that will provide background understanding of China that can be leveraged into rich learning experiences during the China residency. Possible Trip Events Business Meetings: Baido, US Importer, Manufacturer, Real Estate Developer, Arts Enterprise Cultural Experiences: Chinese Acrobats, Canal Town Visit, Chinese Gardens, City Planning Museum, Organized Dinners Exploratory Activities: City Walk, Local Dining Reviews Post-Trip After the trip, students will provide a final summary presentation which will be shared with other students. Faculty Lead Marc Lipson Dates Arrive: 6 March 2015 Depart: 14 March 2015 Host Institution China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) What have students said about the program? "The Shanghai GBE provided an exceptional view of the Chinese business environment and how it intersects with culture and government. We were afforded exclusive opportunities to meet with top management teams of banks, media groups, development companies and start-ups. The insights I gained on this trip will certainly serve me well as a future manager in a global context."