Course Syllabus

Managing China Cross-Border Development [MGT541]

Module 3; 2013-14

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30 Apr 2014

All grading is now complete -- thank you for taking this course; I do hope you learned something that will benefit you in many years to come!

DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS FOR THE FINAL COURSE GRADE

Mean 85.18519
Standard Error 2.047886
Median 86
Mode 93
Standard Deviation 10.64113
Sample Variance 113.2336
Kurtosis 7.95157
Skewness -2.22682
Range 56
Minimum 44
Maximum 100
Sum 2300
Count 27

 

DESCRIPTIVE STATS FOR THE FINAL PROJECT

Mean 85.74074074
Standard Error 1.862504971
Median 85
Mode 95
Standard Deviation 9.677859715
Sample Variance 93.66096866
Kurtosis -1.007427697
Skewness -0.01936135
Range 35
Minimum 70
Maximum 105
Sum 2315
Count 27
14 Apr 2014

Thanks for participating in the informal project grading survey.  I promised to get the survey result to you: the total difference for the class was 61 points (n=13), so the mean difference between expectations and actual score is 4.5 points.  I'll interpret this as a signal that the grading is not way-off base..... :-)

12 Apr 2014

1) The projects have been graded -- overall the teams demonstrated high energy and did good work!  Most important feedback is that you really want to utilize the things discussed in the classroom and the readings in your course output; recall, use terminology and concepts.  It is quite apparent  many, perhpas the vast majority, of the students are not reading the material, or certainly not using it....your loss, no doubt.  Anyway, the mean score for the Three Countries project is 87 and the mean for the Zong Solar Panel project is 90.  The grades have been posted to your individual desktops.

11 Apr 2014

The listing of final project topics at the bottom of this page has been removed -- too much error can be introduced by managing the topic selection in multiple places.  Instead, each student will see in their web desktop an entry with the topic (or not) identified in the section for grades.  Be sure that your topic is listed correctly there.

4 Apr 2014

Thanks again for the course feedback you have been providing me.  In issue that was raised is that student do not yet have a sense of the fairness of grading in the course, which is something reasonable to know at this stage of the course. The grading in this course is entirely subjective scores, and I try to be reasonable and fair, but best-case accurate in my best-unbiased assessment of each individual.

Because I am not evaluating the projects until all projects (of each type) have been submitted (scores are relative to the mean of the class, etc), I cannot yet give sense of the course grading.  However, I have just assigned the course participation grades to each individual in the course, which should give you a sense of where you stand at this point. To provide overall perspective class statistics are provided for you.

FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Classroom Participation assigned scores:

Mean 81.20689655
Standard Error 4.600112258
Median 90
Mode 80
Standard Deviation 24.77236264
Sample Variance 613.6699507
Kurtosis 7.082060077
Skewness -2.656786624
Range 100
Minimum 0
Maximum 100
Sum 2355
Count 29
 
 
30 Mar 2014

After several requests, I agree that students will be encouraged to submit your FINAL project earlier than the actual due date so that you can focus on final exams for other courses. Therefore, if you submit your final project before WEDNESDAY, April 16 9:00am, you will receive 5 bonus points for your project AND you will also have your project grade reported to you by 9:00 am the following day, April 17. No extra bonus points for reports received after 9am April 16.

14 Mar 2014

Notice the class time adjustments for the Thursday, March 20 session -- see schedule below.  Please register for the speaker at HTML.

8 Mar 2014

PROJECT GROUPS: Project group membership has been assigned. See the section of this page below the schedule. On Monday (10 Mar.) in class each group will meet for a few minutes to organize. At that time, the group should identify a group member as a point-person that is the liaison to the instructor for the course. Have fun with these projects and explore....take risks, learn stuff! Keep in mind that in class it is okay to make mistakes; in your career it is usually not so okay.

7 Mar 2014

1. The materials for the course feedback assignment are now available.  There are two parts: (a) qualitative feedback, and (b) quantitative feedback.

1A. Please COMPLETE the qualitative feedback by completing this WORD DOC and submitting your responses (WORD DOC format) via the student desktop. 

1B. Please REVIEW the quantitative feedback survey PDF.  THIS SURVEY IS ANONYMOUS.  I will distribute this form in class for your completion on monday.

2. NEWSChina's Huayi Brothers plans to invest $120-$150 mln to purchase Studio 8 in the U.S.  HTML_1  HTML2 If any Chinese-languge student has time to investigate this acquisition in the domestic media, I would appreciate if you could speak what you know about this transaction on Monday....

6 Mar 2014

We are in the early days of what will be an increasing important story:  "IBM workers strike in China over terms of Lenovo takeover" HTML

6 Mar 2014

Some additional in-class-news items:

Who would suffer from Russian sanctions?   HTML

What price political risk?  HTML

More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause HTML

3 Mar 2014

Since today's class is re-scheduled for the visiting dean's presentation at 4:00 today, the course grading plan selection process will take place during the regular class meeting on Thursday (6 Mar.).

1 Mar 2014

See SCM article:  Beijing loosens rules on FDI funds in trade zone PDF

28 Feb 2014

Here are some useful links towards the CNY / CNH etc discussion we had in class on Thursday.

USD/CNY exchange rate: https://www.google.com/finance?q=cnychf

A short brief http://www.ecrresearch.com/chinas-currency-rmb-cny-cnh

Google Books.  The Offshore Renminbi http://books.google.com.hk/books?id=gQtnYxYlG60C

23 Feb 2014

Given the two grading plans announced below [21 Feb], the said project descriptions have been posted at the bottom of this webpage. If you chose grading plan #2, that is to commit to just one group project, you can select either project #1 or #2. If you want grading plan 1, thus involved in two projects, you will be assigned one project #1 and one project #2.  The group membership assignments for these projects will be made by the professor AFTER the 5th class meeting -- that is after you select your individual grading plan.

21 Feb 2014

Folks, given the larger-than-expected course enrollment, the informal class feedback, and recent discussion with individuals, for this course there will be two grading plans to select from: 1) participation 20%, 2 group presentations (3-4 members) 40% and 1 final individual written project 40%; and 2) participation 20%, 1 group presentation (3-4 members) 20%, and 1 final individual written project 60%. I will provide all details in class on Monday (24 Feb).

17 Feb 2014 The classroom for ALL course sessions has been changed to room 335, effective Thursday, 20 Feb.
10 Feb 2014 Welcome to the course website!  Prior to the first class meeting, be sure to review the current syllabus; it can always be found via the link at the top of this webpage.

Schedule

 

Session
Number
Date Day

Class Topic(s)

Pre-class Preparation

(do prior to class start, except as noted)

Notes
01 17 Feb M

Course Introduction;
Know Thy Owns' Story: Examining China

1. Review the CURRENT Course Syllabus,
[use the link at the top of this webpage]
Classroom Slides PDF
02 20 Feb H Know Thy Owns' Story: Examining China

1. Set up your personal desktop on this website: Create your personal account and complete your profile with your headshot photo.

2. Read Cross-Border Equity Flows paper PDF

3. Read What Drives Capital Flows: Cross-border M&A Activity PDF

4. Prepare and submit your Self-Introduction and CV (before 3rd class meeting) PDF

Classroom Slides PDF
03 24 Feb M Know Thy Owns' Story: Examining China

1. Read Pecking Order of Cross-Border PDF

2. Read Longitude Matters PDF

3. Read Cross-Border Investment vs. Greenfield FDI PDF

4. Prepare and submit your Self-Introduction and CV (before 3rd class meeting) PDF

5 Register for Deloitte Webcast Mergers and Acquisitions: A Sino-Russia Investment Boom Register HTML  English broadcast is Wed Feb 26 5:00pm-6:00pm, also a Chinese language event  Register HTML is Wed 5 March 11:00am-12:00

Classroom Slides PDF
 

26 Feb

5:00pm

W Sino-Russia Investment Boom WEBCAST ENGLISH

Deloitte Webcast Mergers and Acquisitions: A Sino-Russia Investment Boom Register HTML  English broadcast is Wed Feb 26 5:00pm-6:00pm, also a Chinese language event  Register HTML is Wed 5 March 11:00am-12:00

Webinar Slides PDF (1Mb)
04 27 Feb H Fundamentals of Cross-Border Development   Classroom Slides PDF
05

3 Mar

NO 1:30-3:20 CLASS MEETING;

CLASS TIME CHANGED TO 4:00-5:30 Room 231

PLS TRY TO ATTEND THE PHBS TALK AT 4:00 IF YOUR SCHEDULE ALLOWS

M Fundamentals of Cross-Border Development

1. Commit to a course grading plan.

2. Read Foundational Concepts of Cross-Border / Internationalization. PDF (15Mb)

CLASS SESSION WILL BE MERGED INTO THIS PHBS Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of Australian Business School in UWSW, Australia; "The win-win-win China - USA - Australia economic triangle"

 

Classroom Slides PDF

 

5 Mar

11:00

W Sino-Russia Investment Boom WEBCAST CHINESE Deloitte Webcast Mergers and Acquisitions: A Sino-Russia Investment Boom Chinese language event  Register HTML is Wed 5 March 11:00am-12:00  
06 6 Mar H Structural Complexities and Challenging Practicalities 1. Read Globalization of Markets and Internationalization of the Firm. PDF (16Mb) Classroom Slides PDF
07 10 Mar M Structural Complexities and Challenging Practicalities

1. Submit course feedback. There are two parts: (a) qualitative feedback, and (b) quantitative feedback.

1A. Please COMPLETE the qualitative feedback by completing this WORD DOC and submitting your responses (WORD DOC format) via the student desktop. 

1B. Please REVIEW the quantitative feedback survey PDF.  THIS SURVEY IS ANONYMOUS.  I will distribute this form in class for your completion.

2. Read Cultural Environment PDF (18Mb)

3. Read Political and Legal Systems PDF (16Mb)

4. Read International Money and Finance PDF (15Mb)

Classroom Slides PDF
08

13 Mar

***time change***

2:30 -3:30 Room 501

H China Going-Out: SOEs to Distant Lands

1. Read Regional Economic Integration PDF (14Mb)

2. Read Global Market Opportunity Assessment PDF (17Mb)

3. Read Global Sourcing PDF (15Mb)

Guest Speaker: Harley Seyedin, President, AmCham South China 

Classroom Slides PDF

09 17 Mar M China Going-Out: SOEs to Distant Lands

1. Review China Outbound M&A (2010 Rpt) PDF (5Mb)

2. Read Cross-Border Tax Due Diligence PDF (1Mb)

3. Explore the Rhodium Group China OFDI data INTERACTIVE HTML

4. Explore the Heritage Foundation China OFDI data INTERACTIVE HTML

4. Review China Invests in Europe PDF (3Mb)

5. Read China’s Investments in the US Reach Record High PDF (1Mb) 

6. Review EY 2009 report on Chinese OFDI  PDF (1Mb)

Classroom Slides PDF (2.7 Mb)
10

20 Mar

***Group meetings (in classroom) ***

1:30 -2:20

***Delayed lecture start-time ***

2:30 -3:20

H China Going-Out: SOEs to Distant Lands

1. Read chapter on Cross-Border M&A PDF (2Mb)

2. Read Do Chinese SOEs Pay More PDF (1Mb)

3. Review US-China Security Review  PDF (2Mb)

4. Read Heritage Foundation 2012 China OFDI report PDF (2Mb)

5. Read about the Trans Pacific Partnership HTML

 
11 24 Mar M China Going-Out: SMEs to China’s Neighbors    
12 27 Mar H China Going-Out: SMEs to China’s Neighbors  

Guest speaker: Fabian Knopf, "China and its role in regional trade blocs"

Presentation Slides PDF

13 31 Mar M China Going-Out: SMEs to China’s Neighbors

1. Submit course feedback. There are two parts: (a) qualitative feedback, and (b) quantitative feedback.

1A. Please COMPLETE the qualitative feedback by completing this WORD DOC and submitting your responses (WORD DOC format) via the student desktop. 

1B. Please REVIEW the quantitative feedback survey PDF.  THIS SURVEY IS ANONYMOUS.  I will distribute this form in class for your completion.

GROUP-PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

GROUPS AA, A

14 3 Apr H China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs): Domestic and Foreign 1. Review the briefing on the Shanghai FTZ PDF

GROUP-PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

GROUPS B, BB

Classroom Slides PDF 

15

7 Apr Mon (HOLIDAY: NO CLASS)

Class moved to WEDNESDAY 9 April 1:30-3:20

W China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs): Domestic and Foreign  

GROUP-PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

GROUPS CC, C

16 10 Apr H Back Stories: China-Greenland, China-Canada, Sino-Africa

1. Read Understanding Emerging Markets PDF (17Mb)

2. Visit and explore China Daily page on Sino-Africa/Russia that focues on Xi's 2013 trip HTML

 

GROUP-PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

GROUPS D, E, F

17 14 Apr M Back Stories: China-Greenland, China-Canada, Sino-Africa    
18 17 Apr H Back Stories: China-Greenland, China-Canada, Sino-Africa  

FINAL PROJECTS RECEIVE BONUS POINTS IF SUBMITTED prior to 9:00am April 16.

Classroom Slides PDF 

Final
Exam
Day
21 Apr M     FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE 23:59

Projects: Group Presentation Project #1 (3 Countries)

Description PDF

Project Team-Feedback Form  PDF

GROUP MEMBERSHIP (6 groups):

GRP  MEMBER

A Elien Buyse

A seven

A Deng Rongchao

A Hu Rongjie

B Dina Cahyadi

B Wang Yanbing

B tony

B Etienne Roux

C Adam Hagge

C Michael Juadiong

C ZHU Qingyuan

C Zhang Yisha

D Zhang Qi

D Sae-Loo Phannarai

D XIAOJIALIANG

D Narisa Pongsarojanavit

E Konstantin Zaiko

E Lv Zhuo

E Li Rui

E Viroon Weerawattan

F Wang Zhuangsheng

F Zhang zhengyi

F Gregory Maillis

F Zhang Tianye

 
GROUP  COUNTRIES
A           Cambodia; Egypt; Columbia  PDF
B           Myanmar; Nigeria; South Korea  PDF
C           Thailand; Ghana; Peru  PDF
D           Lao PDR; Kenya; Jordan  PDF
E            Brunei; South Africa; Turkey  PDF
F            Singapore; Zambia; Brazil   PDF

Projects: Group Presentation Project #2 (Ms. Zong)

Description PDF

Project Team-Feedback Form  PDF

GROUP MEMBERSHIP ( 3 groups):

GRP  MEMBER

AA heyingyi Abby He

AA Huang Lei Amy

AA Viroon Weerawattan

BB Ma Jie Jessie

BB Tian Wanzhou Vincent

BB YAN Chichen Samuel

CC Huang kai Yellow

CC seven

CC Michael Juadiong

GROUP  PRESENTATIONS
AA           PDF
BB           PDF
CC          PDF

Final Project: Individual Written Report on an Actual X-Border Project

Description PDF