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CJBS and China


For well over a century, the University of Cambridge has been enriched by its links with China. It was in 1888 that it established Britain's first professorship of Chinese, kindling a spirit of intellectual cooperation that has grown ever brighter. All the while, the University's profile within China has risen - thanks in part to eminent alumni such as Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, novelist Louis Cha and Olympic table-tennis champion Deng Yaping.

In 2014, the School established the China Advisory Council composed of a small number of leading figures from the public and private sectors in China who have a pre-existing connection with CJBS or the University of Cambridge. It advises the School on its future engagement in China – a very important area in terms of students, faculty, executive education and academic focus.

China Advisory Council

In 2014, the School established the China Advisory Council, composed of a small number of leading figures from the public and private sectors in China who have a pre-existing connection with Cambridge Judge Business School or the University of Cambridge. 

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Cambridge-Beijing Forum

Realising the 'Chinese dream' was at the heart of this unique event - The Cambridge-Beijing Forum, which brought the University of Cambridge to Beijing to host a forum on the role of private enterprise in transforming China’s economy on 25 March 2014.

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Teaching entrepreneurship in China

The University of Cambridge and China Science & Merchants Capital Management have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote academic links and collaboration between the two institutions over the next few years. The collaboration was launched at the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Conference (GIEE) in Shaoshan, China, in September 2014. At the University of Cambridge, the collaboration will be overseen by Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Dr Jo Mills, Deputy Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge.

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Executive MBA and China

For five consecutive years, the Cambridge Executive MBA (EMBA) has visited China for their International Business Study Trip (IBST), which is a core course of the EMBA programme. Each year the class has met with local business leaders and government officials in China, and has visited domestic and international organisations to understand first-hand the varied responses to globalisation. As a result, the Cambridge EMBA has forged strong links with China and regularly attracts candidates, particularly those with an interest in entrepreneurship.

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Related centres

Centre of China Energy Economics Research (CCEER), Xiamen University

In 2013 CJBS secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the purpose of PhD partnering between EPRG and the CCEER at Xiamen University, which is one of the leading centres for energy economics in China. The School intends to build up a more substantial collaboration to allow for regular student (and faculty) visits with the potential for EPRG researchers to spend time in China and for joint academic conferences. Dr Xiaoping He, who is an assistant professor at Xiamen, has been visiting CJBS this past year.

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China Baoshang Bank & Inner Mongolia Development Research Centre

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education collaborated with China Baoshang Bank and the Inner Mongolia Development Research Centre to deliver the ‘Summit on the Regional Economy Development: Innovations in the Private Sector and Cultural Heritage.’ The summit took place in July 2013 in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia.

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China news & insights

Chinese firms abroad

Chinese companies can take five steps to help achieve success in other countries, says article in The World Financial Review by Professor …

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Chinese innovation: lessons to learn

by Professor Peter Williamson, Cambridge Judge Business School Despite the recent moderation in growth, China remains the second largest consumer market in …

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Speaking up in Chinese companies

Chinese culture usually avoids conflict, but speaking up following the failure of new product development can help future projects and yield valuable …

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Fintech in the UK and China

The Centre for Business Research (CBR) members Simon Deakin, Ding Chen, Boya Wang and Frank Stephen travelled to China in April 2017 …

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Inaugural Cambridge United Summer School launches in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School

The inaugural Cambridge United Summer School is taking place in Cambridge this summer, giving a lucky group of students a truly unique …

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Tearing up the innovation rulebook

Why a new approach to innovation could give Chinese companies the edge over their western rivals, says Cambridge Judge professor Peter Williamson. …

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Shifting work structures in China

Chinese companies need to find new ways to manage and motivate employees as the country moves from a manufacturing to a service …

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Financial liberalisation in China

Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School is named Honorary Senior Education Consultant by China Minsheng Academy, part of China Minsheng Bank. …

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Harnessing potential

The Asia-Pacific alternative finance market grew 323 per cent to $102.8 billion in 2015, led by four-fold growth to more than $100 …

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‘New economy, new momentum’

Cambridge Judge to participate at Sanya Forum in China, looking at SME growth, global education and women and innovation. The Dean and …

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CJBS participated in the most recent forum, a gathering of about 1,000 influential political, business and academic leaders in Sanya, Hainan, China took place in December 2014.

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