Wharton Global Forum: “Growth Through Innovation”

Wharton Global Forum BeijingThe Wharton School’s 46th Global Forum, held in Beijing on June 12-14, will feature two Mack Institute faculty directors:

Co-director and Vice Dean of Global Initiatives Harbir Singh will discuss the new “China Way” that is driving that country’s explosive business growth. He will join Wharton colleagues Peter Cappelli and Michael Useem, along with Neng Liang of the China Europe International Business School, in presenting research on the unique strategy, human resources, and leadership practices emerging among major Chinese companies, in a panel entitled “The Tao of China: How China`s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management.”

Executive Director Saikat Chaudhuri will offer a master class on “Outsourcing Innovation,” which explores the trends, opportunities, challenges, and management of outsourcing as it moves into increasingly sophisticated high-end activities like R&D and product development. Chaudhuri will also moderate a panel entitled “Leveraging Emerging Markets for Global Innovation,” focused on R&D activities in emerging markets.

Wharton Global Forums are hosted in international centers of economic and political importance and, since 1993, have provided opportunities to learn from and interact with the best minds in industry. Read the full press release here.

The Mack Institute will contribute to future Global Forums as part of our expanded global footprint. Corporate partners interested in participating should email Jennifer Buchness at buchness@wharton.upenn.edu or call 215-898-2523.