Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment


Roundtable Discussion

The new, modern business district of Beijing. (Tom Davidson / Flickr)

Asia Society is pleased to host a roundtable conversation with Michael J. Enright on his new book, Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment. The discussion will focus on the role foreign direct investment has played in China’s economic development. Enright estimates that the impact of foreign investment is far larger than is generally understood, and that most multinational companies vastly underestimate their own impact on China’s economy.

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Michael J. Enright, a leading expert on competitiveness, regional economic development, and international business strategy, became the Sun Hung Kai Professor of Business at the University of Hong Kong in 1996 after six years as a professor at the Harvard Business School. He is also a director of Enright, Scott & Associates consultancy and a founder of The Competitiveness Institute. Professor Enright has consulted to companies, governments, and multilateral organizations in more than 30 countries on six continents on international business strategy, competitiveness, regional clustering, technology policy, and economic development. He has appeared in 40 countries as a featured speaker and has authored numerous books and monographs on international competitiveness and China’s development.

Event Details

Fri 30 Sep 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This event is by invitation only. For information about the discussion, please contact
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