China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.
Ep. 115: Chinese corporate culture and identity: theory & practice with Dr. Peter J. Peverelli
!! Special Episode with a chance of winning a prize !!
Welcome to China Business Cast Episode 115! It is me – Lina Bartuseviciute – the Lithuanian co-host with you today and I will be talking to a business professor Dr. Peter J. Peverelli on this episode.
What is unique about this particular business professor is that he also runs his own business and has been actively involved for over 40 years in cross-cultural high-level negotiations for M&A and business development outside of their native markets. So we will be trying to see how his research and academic perspective can aid foreigners trying to find their way in China.
Chinese corporate culture and identity are rather popular subjects in business schools globally. It is often researched as a tool for PR activities or marketing, and I was looking for existing theoretical works in this field a few years ago, when my company was developing a service of building ‘China Company Profile’.
Then I stumbled upon two of Peter’s books “Chinese Entrepreneurship” and “Chinese Corporate Identity” and found a true gem. Peter looks at ‘corporate identity’ through a psychological perspective and asks how do the people in a company shape a company’s identity, and how does a company shape the people’s identity. What does it mean for decision-makers when having to make a decision? What are the psychological needs of a business entity in China?
We will be discussing Dr. Peverelli’s books during the episode, and sharing stories of how his theories were created and how they played out in our business practices, hoping to show you how you can apply the theoretical knowledge in your day-to-day cross-cultural business activities.
!! And most importantly – this week our episode is quite special as we are offering you to win a precious prize!!
We are inviting all the listeners to submit a question to Peter before May 1, 2021. Please add Lina on WeChat or on LinkedIn and send in your question. One lucky listener will be chosen, their question will be answered by Peter and they will be awarded a special prize – one of Peter’s books, with a personal hand-written note and an autograph, delivered by post.
Ep. 114: How to sell your brand in China? A Case Study.
We love promoting China Business, but also love promoting success stories on how others made it in China. Our new co-host Lina Bartuseviciute was invited to NAPA BALTIC Packaging Design Awards where she shared how they reached 500 shelves in Chinese supermarkets with a new Lithuanian mayonnaise brand in 2020, during the harshest months of pandemic. We welcome you to listen to this story on the podcast or access its original version on NAPA BALTIC youtube channel.
Ep. 113: Sustainability, China and Ecommerce
For this episode we decided to talk about a very trendy topic in China. Well actually everywhere around the world for the past few years. We will discuss SUSTAINABILITY - something that everyone should be concerned about in our opinion.
And to talk about it, we invited a passionate entrepreneur, Emmanuel DEAN, CEO of BOOMI who will try to explain “How to become more sustainable in China”
- We hope you’ll enjoy - Let’s tune in!”
Ep. 112: Being a Commercial Diplomat in China with Agnese Stūrmane
Every country has its diplomatic presence in China, but how can it serve foreign businesses and what do the commercial diplomats actually work on while in China?
Welcome to the China Business Cast, I am your host Simon de Raadt and today I happy to introduce a new co-host at CBC - Lina Bartusevičiūtė – who actually was my first guest, featured on Episode 97 in 2019. Lina is a founder of LITAO – a company operating since 2015 in Shanghai, that builds and executes China Market Entry and facilitates B2B sales.
Lina has lived in China since 2009, and started her career as a business negotiator and interpreter. Since then, she has helped foreigners lead more than 1000 negotiations and business meetings, and she joined us to help our listeners get more acquainted with China behind the scenes.
For this episode, we spoke with Agnese Stūrmane – a commercial representative of Latvia – about how foreign companies can benefit from commercial diplomats in China and what functions they perform in their day-to-day job. Let’s hear more about why she chose this career and what you could gain by contacting your own country representative when preparing to work in China.
Ep. 111: E-commerce and International Trade with Simon de Raadt @Choy's Podcast
In this episode your regular host Simon de Raadt switches places in the interview as he was a guest at a podcast run by Choy Yiu Chan. After hearing the interview back it just make sense to share the full interview at the China Business Cast podcast as well.
We mainly discuss the recent trends in E-commerce and International trade. Not just the impact of covid and trade war, but also the expected changes to come for Chinese companies going global and Western companies who want to tap into the Asian market. So without further ado...... here is the interview between Simon and Choy at Choy's Podcast.
Ep. 110: China Business Adventures with David Atnip
In this episode we discuss the journey of David Atnip of doing business in China since arriving in 2003. Why is this useful? 17 years in China actually shows that many things have changed, but most core principles have remained the same. Business culture does not change, but business environment does. He shares how he pivoted over the years to remain relevant and how the Next Normal gives him a mindset of continuous learning and optimism towards future opportunities.
Actually we covered a lot from running a business to China’s growth and struggles.
- We hope you’ll enjoy - Let’s tune in!”
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