Chinese Companies Go Global: Long Term Trend or Short Term Flash?

International Roundtable

March 18, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

American consumers are very familiar with the 'Made in China' label. However, most Americans would be hard pressed to name a Chinese company. Why?


Gleacher Center
Room 608
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois


Event Details

Despite this gap, Chinese companies are going global. Many Chinese companies are buying energy and natural resource companies, but this is changing as they develop distinct brands and move away from being no-name contract manufacturers or purchasers of raw materials. Are Chinese companies at the same stage of development as Japanese companies were in the 1960s? Is Haier a trend setter and model or did it just get lucky as an isolated example? Did the Olympic Games held in Beijing accelerate the globalization of Chinese firms or raise the bar too high for them once again? Quinn-Accurso, a Booth alum and member of the International Roundtable, takes on this subject, having completed a four-year stint with Motorola in China and a consulting project this year with a Chinese company in Shenzhen. She will give this presentation with the flair of a pundit and the insight of an accounting professional.


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Deadline: 3/18/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor

Speaker Profiles

Theresa Quinn-Accurso, `94 (XP-63) (Speaker)
International Business Consultant and Pundit


Karl Buschmann, `85 


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