[photopress:mba_rolf_kremer.jpg,full,alignright]CEIBS (which stands for China Europe International Business School) has formally established a Research Center for International Entrepreneurship in partnership with Zhejiang University School of Management in Hangzhou.
Fascinating that this news is followed by a single line of information from CEIBS — The new center was launched with support from the Government of Cantabria (Spain). With no extra information provided.
The Research Center will conduct research for small and medium-sized enterprises in China and worldwide to find successful strategies for international entrepreneurs.
The Center will focus on case development, which is basically how most MBA degrees are taught, and will host a series of seminars featuring academics and practitioners from China and elsewhere.
It will also supervise doctoral students conducting joint research projects. These efforts will train and develop faculty at both CEIBS and Zhejiang University.
At the signing ceremony, held at the CEIBS Shanghai campus, Co-Dean and Vice President Rolf Cremer, seen in our illustration, commented that the launching of the Center is well timed to match the current ‘transitional phase’ of China’s development. Which is a neat phrase and perfectly accurate. He continued, ‘The goal of the Center is to give assistance — to truly make a difference — both for foreign startups entering the China market and for domestic entrepreneurs going global.’