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Global Business Forum

China in the World Economy


February 25, 2008
Time/Location Event
3:00-4:30
Blume Conference Center

Introduction to the Week

  • Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Film - "China on the Rise"

February 26, 2008
Time/Location Event
5:00-6:00
Blume Conference Center

Student Research on China

  • Chair - Xin Wang (Baylor Honors College)
  • Parker Short - Guanxi and Its Changing Implications for Foreign Businesses in China (Baylor Business School)
  • Scott Strickland - West Meets East: Negotiation and Bargaining at Chinese Marketplaces (Baylor Honors College)
  • Diane Nelson - 798: The Emerging Urban Art Districts in China (Baylor Honors College)
6:00-7:00
Blume Conference Center

Youth Culture in China - A Student Panel

  • Chair - Xin Wang (Baylor Honors College)
  • Travis Hobbs (International Studies)
  • Chang Lu (Economics)
  • Feng Shu (Economics)
  • Dary Stone (Business)
  • Fangfang Zhang (International Journalism)
7:00-8:00
Blume Conference Center

Business as Mission in China

  • Chair - Joseph McKinney (Baylor University)
  • Dwight Nordstrom (Chairman of Pacific Resources International via videoconference from Beijing)

February 27, 2008
Time/Location Event
7:00-9:00pm
Banquet Room

Opening Dinner/Keynote

  • Welcome - Dean Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Pianist - Mr. Fenix Man
  • Speaker - Dr. Dr. Wing Thye Woo (University of California Davis and Brookings Institution)

February 28, 2008
Time/Location Event
8:00-9:20am
Blume Conference Room

Chinese Relations with the Developing World

  • Chair - Van Pham (Baylor University)
  • Joshua Eisenman (American Foreign Policy Council)
  • Mauricio Mesquita Moreira (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Aigul Toxanova (Economic Research Institute of the Kazakh Ministry of Economics and Budget Planning)
  • Gabdigapar S. Seitkassimov (Kazakh University of Economics, Finance, and International Trade)
9:30-10:50am
Blume Conference Room

Chinese Economic Performance and Policy

  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Gary Jefferson (Brandeis University)
  • Larry Xianghong Wu (NewMarket Technology)
11:00am-12:20pm
Blume Conference Center

Relations with the United States and Europe

  • Chair - Joseph McKinney (Baylor University)
  • Penelope Prime (Mercer University and China Research Center)
  • Wolfgang Klenner (Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany)
12:30-2:00pm
Banquet Room

Lunch/Keynote

  • Welcome - Dean Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Lan Xue (Tsinghua University, Harvard Kennedy School, Brookings Institution)
2:00-3:20pm
Blume Conference Room

Technology Entrepreneurship and Foreign Direct Investment

  • Chair - Greg Leman (Baylor University)
  • Haiyang Li (Rice University)
  • Pat Horner (E5 Systems)
3:30-4:50pm
Blume Conference Room

Company Experiences

  • Chair - Les Palich (Baylor University)
  • W. Anthony Stewart (Jones Day and China Task Force of the Dallas Chamber)
  • Ted Li (Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association)

February 29, 2008
Time/Location Event
3:00-4:30pm
Blume Conference Room

Film

  • "Made in China" - chronicling the efforts of Nokia Corporation to monitor and evaluate the ethical conduct of its subcontractors in China.

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