At the Friday Conversation on February 26, Dr. William Kirby, a faculty member at Harvard Business School as well as faculty chair of Harvard Center Shanghai talked with Dr. Penelope Prime, a clinical professor at Robinson’s Institute of International Business and founder and director of Georgia State’s China Research Center.
Building on the last chapter in his book, Can China Lead?: Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth (coauthored with Regina M. Abrami and F. Warren McFarlan, Harvard Business Review Press), Kirby talked with Prime about his current views on the opportunities and challenges in China’s business environment.
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also a University Distinguished Service Professor. Kirby serves as chairman of the Harvard China Fund and faculty chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. At Harvard he has served as director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, chairman of the history department, and dean of the faculty of arts and sciences. His current projects include case studies of trend-setting Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China, Europe, and the United States.