The talk will focus on David Michael's recent research into the globalization strategies of companies from China, India, and other rapidly developing economies. Increasingly, companies such as Haier, Huawei, CNOOC, Wipro, Bharat Forge, and Lenovo are emerging on the global stage. What strategies are these companies using, and what implications do they pose for their more-established competitors from developed markets? How are these companies leveraging engineering talent, low costs, and market access in their home countries? How do they approach global market entry, organizational development, and mergers and acquisitions? Which global industries are most threatened? What opportunities do such companies present to Western players? Which are the "most promising" new companies--the ones that you haven't yet heard of?
David Michael heads BCG's Beijing office and is on the global leadership teams of BCG's Technology and Communications practice and Operations practice. He has advised clients in various industries in the region for more than a decade and has worked in more than ten Chinese provinces. He holds a B.A. in economics magna cum laude from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Ernest W. Arbuckle award for outstanding class member. He was also a Rotary Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during the 1989-1990 school year.