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04-14-2017: Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan Doing Business with the Chinese

Michigan Business Network
March 1, 2017 3:00 PM

gbc.jpgJoin us for this conversation on doing business with the Chinese.  While the explicit practices of doing business internationally can be easily learned, understanding the cultural side is much more complex.  Professor Chen will discuss why gift exchange is essential to develop interpersonal guanxi (interpersonal cultural practices that facilitate business) in the Chinese context, and the steps involved in developing and maintaining high quality relationships in China.  Professor Fahr will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of paternalistic leadership and share personal insights of when this leadership style is practiced in Chinese society. 


11:30–12 Noon     Registration & Networking


12 Noon-2 pm            Luncheon & Roundtable Discussion

Gift Giving and Chinese Guanxi Xiao-Ping Chen, Professor & Associate Dean of Faculty & Academic Affairs, Foster School of Business, University of Washington


Paternalistic Leadership: A Personal Reflection Jiing-Lih (Larry) Farh, Distinguished Professor of Management,


Event Details

  • Date: Friday, April 14, 2017 
  • Time:  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center  
  •                 Lincoln Room 
  •                 219 S Harrison Rd,
  •                 Lansing, Mi. 48824
For more information:    www.GBClub.msu.edu - 517.353.4336


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