A83023 China in the World Economy

Scuola di Economia e Management
Academic Year 2019/20 First Semester

Docente TitolareRodolfo Helg
Office"Torre" (main tower), 6th floor
Phone0331 572279

Learning Objectives

The aim of this short course is to introduce China and its business environment to the students. The approach will be an interdisciplinary one. 

Learning targets

Course Content

The course will address the economic and social impact of Inbound Foreign Direct Investment (IFDI) in China through the transfer of Western resources and skills. Which strategies and methods of investment and approach are the most correct and most successful?

Through concrete examples and real case studies we will try to understand what are the necessary tools to survive and be successful in China.

At the same time, China has increased its openings and its engagement with the world and pursues ambitious economic objectives. Chinese companies have become global and the global expansion of Chinese companies is a recent phenomenon, which is not well understood. Are they a real danger or do they represent an opportunity?

Through historical themes, geopolitics, international relations, economics, finance, strategy and the role of managerial education in the development of entrepreneurial skills, we will try to understand the challenges and biases of Chinese companies that face going global and the difficulties foreign companies encounter entering and expanding in China.

Course Delivery

This short course is organized around the lectures by the instructors and the class presentation by the students.

Course Evaluation

Students evaluation will be based on their class participation and on a short paper and related class presentation. Topics and bibliography for the paper and class presentation will be suggested by the lecturers


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