Feedback on “Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship” course

Lars H. is a current student of the Global Entrepreneurship Program. While attending classes at Zhejiang University he took a course called “Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship” taught my Mark Greeven, Associate Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurshipat Zhejiang University. See what Lars thought about this course.

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Interview with the Global Entrepreneurship Program

Students of the Global Entrepreneurship Program spend their second semester studying entrepreneurship at Zhejiang University School of Management in China, one of the top Universities in China. Mark Greeven, Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Program on behalf of Zhejiang University is an expert in entrepreneurship in China, having researched the topic for the past 11 years starting with his PhD project focusing on Chinese private enterprise at Rotterdam School of Management. We caught up with Mark about how the Global Entrepreneurship Program is unique in its approach to entrepreneurship education, the benefits of studying entrepreneurship at one of the top Universities in China, how students of the program develop after studying and working across 3 continents and how students can learn to be entrepreneurs both inside and outside the classroom.

Read more: http://blog.msc-entrepreneurship.com/entrepreneurship-director-zhejiang-top-universities-in-china/

Many Chinese entrepreneurs have set foot in the Netherlands

When Vivat (from brands such as SNS Reaal and Zwitserleven) announced it has agreed with a takeover by Anbang, most people never heard of this illustrious and cash-rich Chinese company, let alone the founder Xiaohui Wu, who founded the company only 11 years ago. Telecom giant Huawei, car maker BYD, insurance software developer eBaotech, and diary producer Yili are among the many that have set foot in the Dutch market. Many of the overseas Chinese companies are not state-owned but privately owned, founded and run by star entrepreneurs, who gain celebrity status in China.

Read more: https://www.managementsite.nl/chinese-entrepreneurs-have-set-foot-nl-who-are-these-entrepreneurs

Changing China’s Innovation Ecosystem?

A sustainable economic development of China depends on innovation. Moving from an unsustainable export- and investment-led growth towards sustainable economic development based on domestic consumption requires catching up in terms of productivity and living conditions. The Chinese government is well aware of the fact that the ecosystem for innovation in China is still immature and in need of significant changes. Well before the Communist Party’s Third Plenum in November 2013, the “National medium- and long-term plan for the development of science and technology (2006-2020)”, issued by the State Council, outlined China’s broad ambition to enhance innovation with around 100 supporting policies and the goal to increase R&D spending to $113 billion by 2020. The Third Plenum addressed the issues around creating a favorable environment for innovation in four main ways.

Read more: http://asiasociety.org/policy-institute/mark-greeven-innovation-policy-reform

Alibaba leads a wave of global Chinese companies

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a track record of breaking records. It not only operates the world’s largest online business-to-business platform, but also the world’s largest online consumer marketplace. In 2004, it had the largest initial public offering (IPO) since Google on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In 2014, Alibaba had the biggest IPO in US history with its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on 19 September. Its founder Jack Ma — the first mainland Chinese to appear on the cover of Forbes magazine — and his core team have, in just 15 years, built a Chinese private company that is a global force to be reckoned with. Jack Ma is not the only Chinese entrepreneur with potential and the world may need to prepare for a wave of global Chinese companies.

Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-spectator/alibaba-leads-a-wave-of-global-chinese-companies/news-story/dcd1b3d86cf6d73f1c6ca9fa3252b081

After historic IPO, where to from here for Alibaba?

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a track record of breaking records. It not only operates the world’s largest online business-to-business platform, but also the world’s largest online consumer marketplace. In 2004, it had the largest initial public offering (IPO) since Google on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In 2014, Alibaba had the biggest IPO in US history with its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on 19 September. Its founder Jack Ma — the first mainland Chinese to appear on the cover of Forbes magazine — and his core team have, in just 15 years, built a Chinese private company that is a global force to be reckoned with.

Read more: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/10/29/after-historic-ipo-where-to-from-here-for-alibaba/

Internationalization strategy of Chinese private enterprises in Europe

Having entered a new state of outbound investment, an increased number of Chinese private firms have joined the “Going Global” cohort. These new entrepreneurs represent many different industries, usually characterized by innovation and dynamics. However, these private sector entrepreneurs were often confronted with a shortage of financial capital, capabilities, and human resources required for internationalization. A large number of Chinese companies have in setting up business in Europe and faced difficulties and challenges ranging from culture, market understanding to regulation and strategic development. They key feature, nevertheless, is a strong learning capability and willingness to experiment and fail.

Read more: CASE SERIES – Internationalization of Chinese enterprises