Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Be the rooster

How the Chinese business model breeds success

Express Staff Writer

Dr. Marshall Meyer

    Marshall Meyer, a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, will talk about business models in China in a free talk at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m.
    The talk, titled “It’s Better To Be the Head of a Rooster Than the Tail of a Dragon,” is part of a lead-up to a multidisciplinary project on China that The Center will open on Aug. 30.
    Meyer is an expert on organizational performance and management in China. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has taught at Wharton since 1987. His talk will discuss different ways that Chinese firms are doing business in the 21st century.
    “The lesson is, be prepared for infinite variety,” Meyer said.  “China is no monolith, stereotypes of communism or of Chinese capitalism notwithstanding.”
    Poole and Center staff member Courtney Gilbert will teach a two-part class on Orientalism in Western art on May 9 and 16. Then, this fall with the opening of the project on China, The Center will kick off an in-depth, seminar-style series of classes and lectures–The Center’s first “Symposium for the Curious”—with a focus on China. As a part of the fall symposium, Meyer will return to The Center to teach a four-session class on China’s economy.
    The talk on March 28 is free, though registration is required for the May art history classes and for the fall symposium. Registration is not yet open for the symposium, but to register for the May classes or for more information, visit

How not to be a dragon’s tail
When: Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum.


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