Archive for February, 2010

Class #5, Feb 17, 2010

February 17, 2010

Today we will continue with the group presentations

This week in China:  OpenLanguage, Chic, Trend, Starrett

Visit preparation:  Suzhou Industrial Park (TianAng), Zhe Jiang University (Global Exchange), Celanese (IMForce), Junior Achievement China (Yi Hao Dian)

Note: Change in Course Schedule

For week six we will not meet for the full three hours.  Here’s the new schedule for the last two weeks of class

Wk 6 (Feb 24)

3:30 – Mid-term project Review and Presentation

15 minutes: project definition, broad findings to date, action plan for in-country

TianAng, Global Exchange, IMForce, Trend

4:30 – Visit from Chinese Business Association (CBA)

Wk 7 (Mar 3)

3:30 – Mid-term project Review and Presentation

15 minutes: project definition, broad findings to date, action plan for in-country

Yihaodian, Chic, Praxis, Starrett

4:30 – Gift distribution

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Class #4, Feb 10, 2010

February 9, 2010

Watch out for the bikes, motorized and pedal!

Today we have class presentations on “This week in China” and on some of the company visits.

Current – Global Exchange

Current – IMForce

Tiananmen & Imperial Palace – Starrett

Quitana & Intel – Chic Group

Tian Tan – Trend

A few other details:

1.  BizTravel sent instructions on how to get to our hotel from the Beijing airport.  Here’s a pdf version of those instructions.

2.  Here’s a list how of the consulting and small group visits are shaping up

Consulting Visits in Beijing: TianAng, Global Exchange, IMForce

Small Group Visits in Beijing: Yi hao dian – AbleSky, Chic & Starrett – Lenovo, Praxis – Touchdown.org, Trend – Qifeng

Consulting Visits in Shanghai : Yi hao dian, Chic, Trend, Praxis

Small Group Visits in Shanghai: TianAng – Rong Miao Network Technology, Global Exchange – Best Bedding Tu Qi, IMForce – Roger Wang

Consulting Visit in Suzhou: Starrett

3.  There are three visits where the company has asked us to send questions and topics of discussion.  We need to prepare those and have Steve send them on to the companies:  Junior Achievement China, Zhe Jiang University, Lenovo.

Class #3, Feb 3, 2010

February 1, 2010

Today we talk about culture, love this topic.  Here’s a PDF version of David Victor’s LESCANT model, which is a nice way to approach the topic of cultural differences in a professional setting.

LESCANT Model

Victor, David A. 1992. International Business Communication. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Second, of course we all want to thank David Hetherington for his informative and entertaining presentation.  Here’s a PDF copy of his powerpoint presentation.