Steven White

From the perspective of its young and non-local founder, this case charts the growing pains of an Internet start-up in Hong Kong, established at the height of the dotcom craze in 1998, as it overcomes problems with investors, the local business environment, the collapse of the Internet bubble worldwide, and subsequent remodeling of the business in mid-2000.

Published 01 May 2006

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Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Asia

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Founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei has emerged as China's leading telecommunications equipment suppliers offering a product line and services similar to those of Cisco. Based in Shenzhen, and still private, Huawei has grown to sales of US$3 billion and 22,000 employees.

Published 02 Jan 2006

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Topic Strategy

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Founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei has emerged as China's leading telecommunications equipment suppliers offering a product line and services similar to those of Cisco. Based in Shenzhen, and still private, Huawei has grown to sales of US$3 billion and 22,000 employees.

Published 02 Jan 2006

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Dr. Xiucai Liu, returning from the USA to China with a Ph.D. and industry research experience, started several new ventures in the life sciences, the latest being Cathay Biotech.

Published 01 Sep 2005

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China’s passenger car sales have been growing at a rate of 40-60% annually since 2002, and China now represents the second largest passenger car market in the world. The rapid development of this market has created new business opportunities and, at the same time, encouraged investment leading to overcapacity.

Published 16 Feb 2005

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For case A: Having been hit with a lawsuit by Cisco Systems, the global industry leader, Ren Zhengfei, CEO of China’s Huawei Technologies, was concerned about the impact on the partnership agreement he had been crafting with Bruce Clafin, the head of Cisco’s long-time rival, 3Com.

Published 01 Jun 2004

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For case A: Having been hit with a lawsuit by Cisco Systems, the global industry leader, Ren Zhengfei, CEO of China's Huawei Technologies, was concerned about the impact on the partnership agreement he had been crafting with Bruce Clafin, the head of Cisco’s long-time rival, 3Com.

Published 01 Jun 2004

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In recent years, a number of consultant and academic studies have sought to understand why so many strategic initiatives involving the integration of two organizations fail to achieve their intended results.

Published 01 Jan 2004

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Following rapid growth in the 1990s, domestic sales at Broad Air Conditioning have slowed dramatically since 1999. Government energy policy, aggressive marketing by electric power companies, and competition from lower-priced conventional (i.e., electric-powered) cooling products have all contributed to the company’s decline.

Published 01 Nov 2003

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Topic Strategy

Region Asia

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