The case illustrates the leadership challenges faced by Peter Wong, CEO of Dow Chemical Greater China, when locally implementing Dow's global sustainability strategy. A key question was whether a sustainability strategy could meaningfully contribute to the company's regional competitiveness and financial health when Greater China had only recently begun to tackle its sustainability challenges. Dow's 20-year journey of embedding sustainability in global corporate strategy is reviewed in some detail, illustrating the step-by-step process of aligning resources, transforming culture, and building external partnerships to enhance the possibility that sustainability strategies yield financial gains.
Journal of Environmental Management
In the West, limited government capacity to solve environmental problems has triggered the rise of a variety of “nonstate actors” to supplement government efforts or provide alternative mechanisms for addressing environmental issues. How does this development - along with our efforts to understand it - map onto environmental governance processes in China? China's efforts to address environmental issues reflect institutionalized governance processes that differ from parallel western processes in ways that have major consequences for domestic environmental governance practices and the governance of China “going abroad.” China's governance processes blur the distinction between the state and other actors; the “shadow of the state” is a major factor in all efforts to address environmental issues. The space occupied by nonstate actors in western systems is occupied by shiye danwei (“public service units”), she hui tuanti (“social associations”) and e-platforms, all of which have close links to the state. Meanwhile, international NGOs and multinational corporations are also significant players in China. As a result, the mechanisms of influence that produce effects in China differ in important ways from mechanisms familiar from the western experience. This conclusion has far-reaching implications for those seeking to address global environmental concerns, given the importance of China's growing economy and burgeoning network of trade relationships.
Belt and Road initiative
she hui tuanti (“social group”)
shi ye danwei(“public service unit”)
International Journal of Production Economics
New technology is altering business strategies and innovation capabilities while increasing the possibilities of production and process innovation. Supply chain collaboration undertaken for the sake of sustainability is currently speeding up this process of change; a growing pool of research is exploring the links between sustainability collaboration and company performance on economic, environmental, and social metrics. It is a good time to review the literature to reveal what has been studied and what are the gaps in the current body of knowledge, and also to comment on what the future research agenda should include. For these purposes, the authors conducted a systematic literature review and a quantitative bibliometric analysis. Results indicate that research about supply chain collaboration for the purpose of sustainability is gaining growing attention in the business field; however, environmental and economic considerations still dominate the research, while there is a lack of consideration about social concerns such as child labor and personal development. In addition, the collaboration partners under investigation have mainly been the company and its customers and suppliers, whereas competitors and other horizontal collaboration partners have received little attention.
CEIBS Professor of Marketing Lydia Price, an American, explains what it takes to be a tiger mom in China and what this experience taught her about doing business in the most populous country in the world.
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Recherche et Applications en Marketing
Dans cet article, les auteurs s'intéressent au rôle que joue la conception de soi sur les préférences esthétiques pour les formes anguleuses ou rondes. Les recherches antérieures ont montré qu'une conception de soi indépendante est associée à une approche d'affrontement, alors qu'une conception de soi interdépendante est associée au compromis. De plus, les recherches empiriques sur l'esthétique suggèrent que les formes anguleuses tendent à engendrer des associations d'affrontement, et les formes rondes tendent à générer des associations de compromis. Par conséquent, les auteurs proposent que les individus aux conceptions de soi indépendantes doivent préférer les formes anguleuses, alors que ceux avec des conceptions de soi interdépendantes devraient préférer les formes rondes. Cet effet de la conception de soi devrait être plus prononcé lorsque les gens s'attendent à ce que leurs préférences soient évaluées par d'autres, puisque les réponses culturellement conformes sont plus accessibles dans cette situation. Ces hypothèses ont largement été validées par une étude sur le terrain, dans laquelle on demande de classer des logos de différents pays, et par deux expériences où on procède à un amorçage de la conception de soi.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
In this article, the authors examine the role of self-construal in aesthetic preference for angular versus rounded shapes. Previous research found an independent self-construal is associated with a confrontation approach to conflict resolution, whereas an interdependent self-construal is associated with compromise. Furthermore, the literature in empirical aesthetics suggests that angular shapes tend to generate confrontational associations, and rounded shapes tend to generate compromise associations. Accordingly, the authors propose individuals with independent self-construals should perceive angular shapes as more attractive, whereas individuals with interdependent self-construals should find rounded shapes more attractive. The authors argue this effect of self-construal should be more pronounced when people expect that their shape preferences will be evaluated by others because culturally consistent responses will be more accessible in this situation. These hypotheses were largely confirmed in a field study that classified logos from a variety of countries and two experiments in which self-construal was experimentally primed.