How to Perform Due Diligence on Companies Operating in China
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Dr. Qingjiu (Tom) Tao is an Assistant Professor of Management at James Madison University
Arik Johnson is Chairman & Founder at Aurora WDC
Studying companies operating in China is a mystery for many outside the country, particularly when it comes to partnership due diligence and competitor intelligence. In this session, Dr. Qingjiu (Tom) Tao, Ph.D. will describe the norms and framework for doing CI work in China and what practices are required (and forbidden) in such a tightly regulated environment.
Dr. Qingjiu (Tom) Tao is an assistant professor of management in the college of business at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and International Business from University of Pittsburgh in 2004. He served on the editorial board of JCIM (Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management) from 2003 to 2009. His research on alliance portfolio and competitive intelligence has been published in Strategic Management Journal and Competitive Intelligence Review. He was one of the pioneers in introducing the concept of Competitive Intelligence into China at mid 1990s. His groundbreaking work on a survey of competitive intelligence practices has been cited by many CI researchers. He is also a founding member of SCIC (society of competitive intelligence of China). He has spoken at the Wharton School, Dartmouth, University of Tokyo, University of Michigan, AutoUni—VW and testified as an expert before the congressional US. -China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s auto industry.
He founded Madison Green Growth Group in 2011 to provide competitive intelligence consulting and training service to corporations in the U.S. and China. The usual topics and subject areas offered by him are: Introduction to CI, establishing CI function, operation/IP due diligence, analytical tools in CI, technology scouting/evaluation. He is also a senior advisor to Aurora WDC on Chinese market issues.
Tom will present 30 minutes on how Chinese companies make investment decisions in the United States, and will be joined by webinar moderator Arik Johnson, Chairman & Founder at Aurora WDC.
The second half of the hour will continue with questions from the online audience and thoughts on what the future holds for helping business leaders make more confident decisions in uncertain times, concluding with a description of the next webinar and other upcoming activities in the Intelligence Collaborative series.
We hope you can join us.