China's Haier Group: Growth through Acquisitions

Published 01 Aug 2000
Reference 4898
Topic Strategy
Region Asia
Length 18 page(s)
Prizes & Awards

Winner 2000 EFMD Case Writing Competition, Strategy


This case deals with the integration of a recently acquired state-owned enterprise by Haier, a rapidly expanding, collectively owned company in China. It highlights the challenges of managing post acquisition integration in China, especially that of state owned enterprises and also provides useful information to understand the characteristics of emerging Chinese companies.

Teaching objectives

The case can be used in MBA and executive programs on international management, Asian business, acquisition, change management and emerging markets. The objective is to understand the challenges of transforming Chinese state-owned enterprises through acquisition.

  • Acquisition
  • China
  • State owned enterprise