Doing Business in China

This seminar will examine how multinational companies (MNCs) do business on the ground in China. The course will examine how MNCs set up a wholly or partially owned subsidiary in China, such as a wholly foreign owned enterprise or a joint venture. We will also examine most of the major issues for MNCs that have set up operations in China: corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions; labor and employment; technology transfer and intellectual property; real estate; and tax issues. The course will also look at recent political and economic issues in China and the effect of culture on doing business in China.