How Corporate Innovation Works in China


A Conversation with Edward Tse

China has long ago shed its copycat image. Chinese companies, especially in the technology sector, are growing and innovating rapidly. Be it drones, or electric cars, or artificial intelligence: Increasingly, the things and ideas that will make up our future come from China.

How does entrepreneurship work in a country that still relies heavily on top-down government control? How do Chinese companies innovate, and how is that different from how Western organizations work?

Asia Society Switzerland discusses these questions with Edward Tse, founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, and one of China’s leading strategy consultants.

This event is kindly supported by Conzzeta


Ed Tse

China’s “leading global strategy consultant”, Dr. Edward Tse, is Founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, a global strategy and management consulting firm with roots in China. He is a leader of the team who set up and led China’s first government-authorized office (in Shanghai) among all international strategy consulting firms in the early 1990s, Dr. Tse specializes in the definition and implementation of business strategy, organizational effectiveness, and corporate transformation across various industries, as well as cross-cultural partnerships and mergers & acquisitions. He has assisted hundreds of companies – headquartered both within and outside China – on all aspects of business related to China and its integration with the rest of the world. He also consults to public sector organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Chinese Government on issues related to policies, state-owned enterprise reform and competitiveness. He is/was external board members for several large Chinese national enterprises, a special policy advisor of the Shanghai Municipal Government and a member for Hong Kong SAR Government’s Commission for Strategic Development. He is also the author of over 150 articles and four books including the award-winning The China Strategy (Basic Books, 2010) and China’s Disruptors (Portfolio, 2015).

Event Details

Thu 15 Mar 2018
12 - 2 p.m.

Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Bahnhofplatz 7
8001 Zurich

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