Henley Business School launches new China research centre

11 June 2020

Henley Business School launches new China research centre

A new research centre with a focus on the business links between the UK and China has been launched by Henley Business School.

The Centre for China Management and Global Business (CMGB) aims to deliver cutting-edge research to business practitioners, managers and corporate partners.

It covers a wide range of expertise, including mergers and acquisitions; innovation and business transformation; talent management and global entrepreneurship; and sustainable developments.

Led by Professor Yipeng Liu with faculty from across Henley’s wide-ranging research areas, the centre aims to become one of the UK’s leading progressive think tanks, producing regular and topical ‘thought leadership’ articles to inform business leaders on issues that directly affect them.

It is also hoped the centre will help develop a cross-cultural understanding between corporations in the UK and China, through collaboration, knowledge exchange and mutual learning.

It joins more than 20 other Henley research centres, including the John Madejski Centre for Reputation (JMCR) , the Henley Centre for Leadership and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.

Professor Yipeng Liu, Professor in Management and Organisation Studies and Director of the CMGB, said:

“I am excited and honoured to lead this new research centre which I believe will offer a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners from China, the UK and around the world to collaborate on issues which have real-world implications. Through the centre we are furthering our understanding of, and collectively addressing the societal and organisational challenges facing globalisation, international business and management today and in the future.”

Professor Liu has already co-authored a paper, alongside Henley academic Dr Jong Min Lee and Dr Celia Lee from the National Technological University in Singapore, exploring the management and business implications of COVID-19 from an Asian perspective.

He will also deliver a virtual seminar on Tuesday 16 June at 19:00 entitled Chinese SMEs and Entrepreneurship After COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities. For more details and to register click here.

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