Prof George Yip has a new book out called China’s Next Strategic Advantage. Co-written with Bruce McKern, Prof Yip‘s latest publication is rich in insight on the history-making development of Chinese economy, aggressively moving from strategy of imitation to innovation.
Here is a bit of an overview of the book:
Driven both by domestic needs and by global ambition, China is establishing itself at the forefront of technological innovation. Western businesses need to prepare for a tidal wave of innovation from China that is about to hit Western markets, and Chinese businesses need to understand the critical importance of innovation in their future. In China’s Next Strategic Advantage, experts George S. Yip and Bruce McKern explain this epic transformation and propose strategies for both Western and Chinese companies. This book is for everyone who does business with China or in China, or is interested in the development of the world’s fastest-growing economy. Western CEOs can learn from Chinese companies and can create an effective innovation process in China, for China and the world. Chinese CEOs can benefit from understanding the strategies of their peers as they strive to enter foreign markets, and all Western businesses should prepare for disruption from their new competitors.
Prof George Yip is the Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean for Executive Programmes at Imperial College Business School. He has held several academic positions in big business schools around the world such as:
- Professor of Strategy and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation (China Europe International Business School)
- Dean of Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University)
- faculty at Harvard, UCLA, Cambridge Judge, and London Business School.
Although he is most known in the academic realm, Prof Yip has also had years of experience in the business sector. He was Vice President and Director of Research & Innovation at Capgemini Consulting, senior manager at Price Waterhouse (USA), manager at Unilever, and various boards.
Prof George Yip is also the author of several books like China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation (2016), Strategic Transformation: Changing While Winning (2013), Managing Global Customers (2007), Asian Advantage: Key Strategies for Winning in the Asia-Pacific Region (1998), and Total Global Strategy (1992 and 2012). Additionally, he has over 100 publications in journal such as Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and California Management Review.
Professor Yip is a staple at international conferences, especially those held by by Business Week, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes, Fortune, Global Competitiveness Forum (Saudi Arabia), Global Digital Leaders Summit, Global HR Forum (Seoul), Pacific Economic Congress (Vladivostok), World Economic Forum (Davos, Seoul, Singapore, Dalian, and Tianjin), and World Chinese Economic Forum (Beijing).
Prof Yip’s presentation topics include:
- Innovation and China
- Global Strategy
- Managing Global Customers
- Strategic Transformation
- Chinese Business Going Global
- Internationalizing from Emerging Markets