A Cosmopolitan Lab
China may have the world's largest population and its second largest economy, but many core aspects of its business culture extend back hundreds—if not thousands—of years. Perhaps no place exemplifies this interesting blend of the old and the new—of time honored codes of conduct and contemporary business practices—than in Shanghai.
The economic engine of China is among the world's most important financial and transportation hubs, and was recognized as one of the premier sites of modern capitalism in the 1920s and 1930s. The Shanghai Stock Exchange reports the third highest trading volume in the world and its port is among the business in the Pacific Rim.
It's here that Lehigh's business school launched its Global Lab, "Doing Business in China." The lab is the second such program in Asia, following closely behind a similar program in Singapore that was started just three years ago. Check out a special video geomap of that trip here.
The group was hosted by the School of Economics and Management at Tongji University, where they received an introduction in Chinese culture from faculty and got an opportunity to network with their Chinese counterparts.