China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) 2015 Schedule

Program Overview (Subject to change)

Date: February 26-March 1st 2015
Main Venue: University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117



DAY ONE: Thursday, February 26
Transamerica Pyramid Building, 48th Floor 600 Montgomery St

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Registration

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Introductions and welcome by Xiaohua Yang, Conference Chair
Welcome speech by Elizabeth Davis, Dean of School of Management 
Welcome speech by Ambassador Luo Linqun, Chinese Consul General San Francisco 
Welcome remarks from co-hosts: Bank of China, ChinaSF, Bay Area Council and East West Bank

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Keynote Speech:
Marshall Meyer, Wharton School of Business 
"Going in by going out: New Trends in China's outbound FDI" 
Sponsored by the Yuan-li Wu Lecture Series at the USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies 
Introduced by Melissa Dale, Executive Director, Center for Asia Pacific Studies

5:20PM to 6:15M 
Formal Reception co-hosted by Sterling Bank

Speaker: Honorable Mayor Edward Lee
Introduced by Scott J. Seligman, President, Sterling Bank and Trust Company

6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Formal Reception hosted by Bay Area Council

Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Productions
465 California Street, 16th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

DAY TWO: Friday, February 27
Main Campus: Fromm Hall

8:30 AM Official Opening: 
Dean Elizabeth B. Davis, School of Management
VIP speaker: Jian Wang, Director, Bank of China Department of SMEs (Xavier Auditorium)

9:00 AM Keynote Speech: 
Mike Peng, Jindal Chair of Global Strategy, University of Texas at Dallas
"How history can inform the debate over intellectual property?" 
Introduced by Laing Wang, University of San Francisco (Xavier Auditorium)

9:30 AM to 9:45 AM Tea break (Commons Court Atrium)

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM (Xavier Auditorium)
Keynote Panel One: 
China-North America Investment Relations: Myth and Reality 
Organizer and Moderator: Tatoul Manasserian, Center for Education, Policy Research, Economic Analysis
Mike Henry, MacEwan University
Jeff Leader, California Senator Advisory
Henry Huiyao Wang, Center for China & Globalization
Changqi Wu, Beijing University
Xian Xu, Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions

Panel A: [Practice Focus] M&A of Chinese firms: Challenges and opportunities (Xavier Auditorium)
Moderator: Jeff Wu, Executive Vice President of Pactera, China 
Chinese Outbound M&A: Unsolicited and Contested Situations by Eva Su, Institutional Shareholder Services
Pactera's Expansion Strategy in the US - The Dilemma of Going International by Tingting Guo, James Brownson, Walter Petruska, University of San Francisco
"One Country, Two Systems" Integration Strategy of Chinese Cross-border M&A by Katherine Xin, Yuan Ding and Lily Zhang, China Europe International Business School

Panel B: Adaptation to the U.S. Market and Challenges of Localization (Maier Room)
Moderator: Lawrence M. Akwetey, Coventry University London Campus, United Kingdom
Ambidextrous learning in emerging economy MNEs by Shimin Liu, Tiedong Wang, University of International Business and Economics
Emerging Market Multinationals: Towards An Action-Based Perspective on Firm Competition by Anoop Madhok and Rogerio Marques, York University
Measuring the Tax Burden and Selecting the Tax Strategies for the Chinese Overseas-Investing Enterprises by Bei Zhang, Yanying Zhang, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Organizational Cross-Cultural Adaptation: A Multiple-Case Study of Chinese Firms Operating in the United States by Jing Betty Feng, Farmingdale State College

Panel C: Image: Managing skepticism toward the globalization of China business (Berman Room)
Moderator: Karl Boedecker, University of San Francisco, USA
The Cultural Sensitivity of Chinese Companies with Cross-border Operations in the US by Yuping Du, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies/Suffolk University
What Japanese Bank Expansion Can Teach Us about Chinese Bank Globalization: The U.S. case in the 1980s by W, Travis Selmier II, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University
The GSK Bribery Scandal in China by Cindy A Schipani, University of Michigan, Junhai Liu, Renmin University of China, and Haiyan Xu, University of International Business and Economics

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM Networking Luncheon (Maraschi Room)

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Business-to-Business Networking Meeting (Maraschi Room)

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Concurrent sessions

Pannel A: Investing in the US through EB5: A practitioner's perspective 
Moderator: Kevin Callaghan, Aspyre Capital Group LLC, USA (Maier Room)
Global Mobility and the EB-5 Program by Kevin Callaghan, Aspyre Capital
Structuring EB-5 Transactions by Ginny Fang, Golden Gate Global Critical Steps and Challenges in EB-5 by Martin Lawler, Esq., Lawler and Lawler Law Offices
Leveraging Leverage for Chinese Investors by Sarah Wang, Global Guangdong

Panel B: Overseas M&A with Chinese characteristics, (Xavier Auditorium) 
Moderator: Yvonne Fu, International Tax - Director, Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.
Antecedents of Overseas M&As by Chinese Firms in Developed Economies by Monica Yang, Adelphi University, Ping Deng, Cleveland State University
China's Outbound Merger and Acquisition in US Lessons from the Unsuccessful Deals by Xiaoyan Jin, Zhejiang Industry and Trade Vocational College, Shengle Lin, San Francisco State University, and Yili Zhang, Wenzhou University.
China's M&A Activities in the US: Strategic Intent and Home-Market Perspective by Peter Hertenstein, University of Cambridge
Post Merger Integration by Emerging Market Multinationals- Perspectives from Chinese M&As by Etayankara Muralidharan, William Wei, MacEwan University

Panel C: Entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer by Chinese multinationals (Berman Room)
Moderator: Gleb Nikitenko, University of San Francisco, USA Motives of outward internationalization in China: a multi-dimensional analysis of Chinese SOEs and POEs by Tiange Gao and Yingjun Liu, Zhejiang Industry and Trade Vocational College
Reverse Knowledge Transfer by Emerging Economy Multinationals: Evidence From Chinese MNEs in the U.S. by Xiaohua Yang, Cindy Qing, Roger Chen, Mark Cannice, Zeyu Peng, University of San Francisco (for the first 4 authors), East China University of Science and Technology (last author)
Knowledge transfer in large international Chinese SOEs. How are women participating? by Ausma Bernotaite, Michal Lemanski, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

3:15 PM to 3:30 PM Tea break (Commons Court Atrium)

3:30 PM to 4:45 PM Concurrent sessions

Panel A: [Practice Focus] Multiple facets of Chinese going global (Maier Room)
Moderator: Richard Gregory Johnson III, University of San Francisco, USA
Study on the "Landing" of Clustered Outward Foreign Direct Investment of Private Enterprises - Based on the organizational learning theory, theory of motivation factors combination; with Zhejiang Province as an example by Xie Min‍, Yingjun Liu,‍ Zhejiang Industry & Trade Vocational College 
Anti-corruption Challenges and Opportunities in the US-China Relations: Integrating Compliance, Capacity and Competence by Marco Tavanti, University of San Francisco 
Mode Selection and Related Tax Issues in the Chinese Enterprises’ Investment in the United States by Bei Zhang, Yanying Zhang, Wuhan University of Science and Technology 
Promoting Creativity: China’s Redefinition of the Student-Teacher Relationship by Monika Hudson & Keith Hunter, University of San Francisco

Panel B: Performance implication of M&A strategy for the Chinese multinationals (Xavier Auditorium)Moderator: Yuan Ding, China Europe International Business School, China
An Analysis of Short-term and Long-term Performance of Cross-border M&As by Emerging Market Firms in the U.S. market by Monica Yang, Adelphi University 
A Comparison of Chinese Reverse Merger and IPO Firms in U.S. Markets: Is Something Fishy Going On? by Daniel Borgia, University of Idaho, Travis Jones, Florida Gulf Coast University, Yixuan Huang, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions and Earnings Quality: Evidence from China by Sara Xiaoya Ding, University of San Francisco, Jiaying Mo, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Ligang Zhong, University of Windsor

Panel C: Chinese multinationals in other countries as compared to U.S. (Berman Room)
Moderator: Christina Yu-Ping Wang, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Market entry strategies and performance of Chinese firms in Germany: The moderating role of international experience and government support by Dirk Holtbrügge, Sue Claire Berning, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg Germany 
Comparing the survival of emerging country (China) and developed country (U.K.) firms in the U.S. by Kun Yang, Central Michigan University 
Chinese Multinational Corporation and type of insertion in México by Jorge Carrillo, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF); Jordy Micheli, Universida Autonoma, and Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco (UAM-A) 
China’s Business, Economic And Humanitarian Influences On the African Continent by Lawrence M. Akwetey, Coventry University London Campus

Panel D: Impact of CSR philosophy and practice in China vs. America, (Maraschi Room)
Moderator: Jane Lu, University of Melbourne, Australia
Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Financial Performance: An Institutional Comparison between China and the United States by Heli Wang, Singapore Management University, Jane Lu, University of Melbourne, Xueji Liang, National University of Singapore
Innovative Services in the Journey toward Sustainability: Implications for Chinese Multinational enterprises by Maria Lai-ling Lam, Point Loma Nazarene University 
What Internationalization Brings to Firms From Emerging Markets? A Corporate Social Responsibility Perspective by Haifeng Yan, Yunlong Liu, Juan Wang, Yiqiong Qin, East China University of Science and Technology 
Employee Satisfaction, An Indicator of Favourable Investees? Empirical Research On The Relationship Between Being A Best Employer And Corporate Performance Across The Us And Chinese Entities by Chen Liu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Key Panel Two (Berman Room):
 Innovation and sustainable growth of Chinese enterprises
Introductory Speech: Xinyue He, President, Zhejiang Industry and Trade College
Organizer and Moderator: Roger Chen, University of San Francisco 
Alan Chen, CEO, Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
David Chen, President, Pactera
Jane Li, COO, Huawei Enterprise US
Justin Tan, York University
Qing Wu, Senior Economist and Economic Analyst, Google

Key Panel Three (Xavier Auditorium): Patterns and Trends in Chinese overseas M&As 
Introductory Speech: Peter Li, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Organizer: Peter Ping Li, Moderator: Mary Teagarden, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
Edwin Qi Ai, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Ping Deng, Cleveland State University, USA
Anoop Madhok, York University, Canada
Mary Teagarden, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
Yinan Ian Wang, Partner, DeHeng Law Offices, China
Vivien Wang, Partner, Deloitte, USA

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Campus Tour

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Conference Gala dinner (Del Santo Reading Room, USF)

Keynote Speaker:
Wayne Wang, Founder and CEO, CDP Group
Mega Trends from China: Where does CBSI fit in?
Introduced by Barry Doyle, University of San Francisco

DAY THREE: Saturday, February 28
Main Campus: Fromm Hall

8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Keynote Speaker:
Tatsuhito "Ted" Tokuchi, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd 
Where is China Headed?
Introduced by Travis Selmier, Indiana University

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM 
Key Panel Four:
Language, Culture, Politics and Precedents- Challenges for Incoming Chinese FDI 
Organizer: Travis Selmier, Indiana University
Moderator: William Wei, MacEvan University
Robert Jones, Eco Link Foundation
Margret Kim, California Air Resources
Marjorie Lyles, Indiana University
Travis Selmier, Indiana University
Tatsuhito “Ted” Tokuchi, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM Tea Break (Commons Court Atrium)

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Theory meets practice: Roundtable sessions
Session A (Maier Room):Mitigating U.S. Litigation Risks for Chinese Companies, Organizer and moderator: Zheng (Jen) Liu, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe 
Experts: Zheng (Jen) Liu and Warrington S. Parker, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe
Session B(Maraschi Room): Beyond Philanthropy: Sustainability Reporting and Corporate Social Responsibility for Community Engagement
Organizer: Marco Tavanti, University of San Francisco 
Experts: Marco Tavanti and Jennifer Walske, University of San Francisco; Marilyn Taylor, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Session C (Berman Room): How to invest in the US real estate market, 
Organizer and moderator: Kevin Callaghan, Aspyre Capital Group
Experts: Kevin Callaghan, Aspyre Capital Group, I-Fang Chang, Greenland USA Holding, Darlene Chiu-Bryant, ChinaSF, Martin Polevoy, DLA Piper and Arthur Wang, Zarsion Group
Session D (Xavier Auditorium): How to invest in the Silicon Valley venture capital funds
Organizer and moderator: Mark Cannice, University of San Francisco
Experts: Mark Cannice, University of San Francisco, Debra Guerin Beresini, invencor, inc, and Bill Reichert, Garage Tech ventures 
Session E (Maraschi Room): Legal Issues Involved in Cross-Border M&A
Organizer and moderator: Yinan Wang, DeHeng Law Office, Beijing
Experts: Frank Li, DeHeng Law Offices (Beijing Office) and Xiaomin Chen, DeHeng Law Office (New York Office)

12:15 AM to 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch and Concluding remarks from the organizers:
Xiaohua Yang, Barry Doyle, Gleb Nikitenko, Mary Teagarden, and Liang Wang 
(Maraschi Room)
Followed by The USF-hosted Tour of the San Francisco City Hall, 2:00-4:00pm (meet at the USF Memorial Gym for the bus taking participants to the City Hall)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM B2B Networking Meeting, co-hosted by ChinaSF, Bay Area Council and Chinese Enterprise Association of Northern California. Participating firms include Bank of China, East West Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, Deloitte, Pactera, Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. More Health and Tian Xia, Zarsion and many more.

Day FOUR: Sunday, March 1
(Post Conference Optional Activities)

Sunday (12:00 pm- 8:00 pm): Sonoma Valley wine-tasting tour (Separate from the formal conference program), bus service to and from the USF main campus and Hotel G.

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