Culture isn’t all about national mentality
Why do managers who excel in their native country fail to be as successful abroad? The main culprit here is cultural differences. And when I say culture I mean a set of values and attitudes that subconsciously influence our actions—above all, under pressure. E.g. a Chinese or a Greek might find confusing things that the Russians are likely to take for granted. And the difference in subconscious assumptions and attitudes results in culture shock.
CHINESE ECOSYSTEM FOR INNOVATIONS
Tomas Casas i Klett is the Academic Director of the EMBA for Eurasia programme and has been teaching degree and corporate programmes at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO for more than seven years. He specialises in three areas: finance, international management and political science. Tomas is also an advisor to the Rector for Academic Issues and Director of the China Competence Center at the University of St. Gallen where he defended his doctorate in 2005.
Tomas is also a serial entrepreneur, consultant, investor and sinologist. He created the course Doing Business in Asia, paying particular attention to interaction with China, Japan and India. Tomas was awarded the Jonathan Welch Case Award, granted by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA), for the research work AMS China: Sell Now or Later.
A short video from Professor Tomas Casas i Klett on the special ecosystem that facilitates growth in innovation in China
Transformation of Uzbekistan: How smooth transition in elite class is reshaping the country
IWithin the nations of the former USSR, serious transformations are accompanied by distress – active power struggles, revolutions, and outbreaks of separatism. However, today, a country that has been squandering its potential for a quarter of a century is transforming in an uncommon way for the CIS – rapidly yet without political upheaval.
Leadership and communicative skills
Adjunct Professor of Management at HKUST Business School Caroline Wong talks about leadership and the art of communications as the key skills of doing business.
In 2003 when she was the highest ranked Asian women executive at IBM globally. Caroline had over 25 years of experiences with IBM in the US and across Asia Pacific. Among the various management roles she held while based in the US, Japan, and Greater China, Professor Wang had been Vice President of Marketing as well as Vice President of Information Technology.
The first students of the HKUST-SKOLKOVO EMBA for Eurasia programme started their studies on 21 November 2018!
How Asian business schools are beating Western rivals
It is hard to argue that the current economic and political climate has provided an opportunity for an abrupt jump in Asian business education. It goes without saying that Asia will become the sales and distribution centre over the next decade and its growth will only increase. Maxim Feldman, Director of Degree Programmes, SKOLKOVO Business School, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of business education in Asia.
“We can help entrepreneurs create new success stories that will grow the national and global economy” With Oleg Remyga
Oleg Remyga has always maintained close ties with Asian culture. Now, in his capacity as expert of the EMBA for Eurasia programme and representative of SKOLKOVO Business School in China, he is developing programmes for entrepreneurs who want to access Eurasian markets. In his work Oleg relies not only his professional work experience in China, but also on his personal experiences of living there.
EMBA for Eurasia by HKUST & SKOLKOVO was presented to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev was introduced to the students and professors of EMBA for Eurasia by HKUST & SKOLKOVO programme. The event took place at prime minister's residency on October 15.
Tiger, Owl, Peacock of Koala? What type of leader are you?
Would you be able to assume responsibility in a crisis or is it your destiny to focus on teamwork? Steven DeKrey, Deputy Rector of HKUST Business School and Chairman of the Academic Council of SKOLKOVO Business School, explains different types of leadership behaviour.
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUCCESSFULLY DO BUSINESS IN CHINA, WITH PROFESSOR TOMAS CASAS
Elites are necessary, and they must be incentivized to be good for the economy, society and the health and strength of the nation. They must convert the unavoidable forces of disruption into wealth, some of it will naturally be in the form of...
Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan and Russia have reached agreement on the joint construction of a nuclear power plant. The commissioning of the plant is scheduled for 2028, which will enable the country to reduce gas consumption by 3.7 billion cubic metres and save half a billion dollars a year.
Polish village has been transformed into an international hub
Thanks to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the small Polish village of Małaszewicze could become a significant transport centre. The location of the railway station has transformed it into a key component in the expanding transport network connecting Europe and Asia.
Kazakhstan to create its own Hong Kong
The grand opening of the Astana International Financial Centre was held on 5 July. The progeny of President Nursultan Nazarbayev is not only a special economic zone within Kazakhstan. It is almost a separate state with its own particular legal system.
The People’s Republic of China turns to food supplies from Middle Asia and Central Asia
The exacerbation of the trade conflict between the USA and China is yielding economic benefits for Middle Asia and Central Asia. The USA’s new tariff policy is forcing Chine to increase trading as part of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Chinese initiative – view of the risks of neighbouring countries
Thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative, China will be able to relocate its plants to less developed countries, thereby facilitating the development of their economies. However, far from everyone is looking forward to Chinese investments.
The Eurasian Economic Union and China agree to help each other
At the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) talked to China as a single organisation. This implies a perceptible strengthening of EAEU and recognition of its effectiveness.
Azerbaijan and Latvia are taking the same path
Azerbaijan and Latvia have pooled their resources to create a new transportation route. The two counties will play an active role in the establishment of the transport leg India-Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia-Latvia.
The Belt and Road Initiative is becoming a weapon in the trade war between the USA and China
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is being transformed from an economic project into geopolitics. The reason – the breakout of the trade war between the USA and the People’s Republic of China.
Maxim Feldman on business education and the EMBA for Eurasia programme
This year students will enrol for the first time on the EMBA for Eurasia programme created by the business schools SKOLKOVO and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The programme focuses on Eurasia’s fast-growing markets where international projects are currently being developed – such as the grandiose Belt and Road Initiative – and unique opportunities are opening up. HKUST-SKOLKOVO EMBA for Eurasia Programme Director Maxim Feldman explains how it was created, the target audience for the programme, why the courses will be delivered in seven different countries and what drove the business schools to join forces.
Moty Cristal: Top 5 Best Negotiation Books
There are a whole lot of how-to-negotiate books. But in Moty Cristal’s experience, who is responsible for negotiation practice course with the EMBA for Eurasia Program by Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO & HKUST, there’s no way to foresee any and all scenarios that can arise in the negotiation process. We selected 5 books that Moty Cristal recommends for those who wish to succeed in as many of those scenarios as possible: they are not study guides to be followed, but rather suggest various possible negotiation concepts. All advice these books give is universal and can be applied to any country.
Culture and Negotiations: Russian Style
There are dramatic differences in how various cultures negotiate. These differences are related to the prevailing mentalities and core values of each culture. Here I explain the connection between cultural values and negotiations style with the example of Russia’s negotiation culture.
THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE: TURNING ITS ATTENTION TO FOOD PRODUCTS
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not only boosting vast infrastructure projects. High cuisine, halal products and cutting food tariffs were among the topics discussed at the Belt and Road International Food Expo held in late June.
SECOND MARSHALL PLAN: VIEW OF ING BANK ON ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN EURASIA
The bank’s experts compare the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with the Marshall Plan which played at one point in time a key role in supporting Europe’s economic recovery. Both the benefits of the two initiatives and their side effects are similar.
DIGITAL SILK ROAD
Integration in Eurasia is not only happening in logistics and finance. Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important area of cooperation. The projects are becoming bolder and bolder with every passing year: from smart cities to fibre optics through the Polar Circle.
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