august 2020

12aug4:00 pm5:00 pmWharton MBA for Executives "Summer Brain Gain" Series4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Executive MBA & Professional MBA

Event Details

By 2025, China is likely to have the world’s largest economy, but success is not a given for companies considering a geographic expansion into the Chinese market. For example, in 2007, Amazon was one of the two leading players in China’s consumer e-commerce market. Jeff Bezos expected that China would be a double-digit percentage of Amazon’s sales and planned to further expand product inventory and warehouses there. Yet, by 2019, Amazon quit China. If Amazon can’t succeed in China, can anyone?

Wharton Prof. Karl Ulrich will address this question and others on August 12 during his presentation called “China Strategies: Success and Failure in the World’s Largest Economy,” as part of the Wharton MBA for Executives “Summer Brain Gain” Series.

He’ll provide insight into the most effective approaches to achieving profit growth in China and will address questions such as:

  • What factors explain the success and failure of foreign companies entering China?
  • What challenges can a company entering China expect to encounter?
  • How can companies assess their chances of success in this market?
  • Which managerial decisions are most critical, and which approaches are most effective?

Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, and a Professor of Management at the Wharton School. He oversees the school’s San Francisco campus.



(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET



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