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Head of GW’s China Initiatives Visits GWSB

Xiao Zhixing

Xiao Zhixing

Xiao Zhixing, director of GW’s China Research Institute and distinguished visiting professor of Chinese business, based in Beijing, made his first visit to GWSB earlier this month.  He delivered a lecture on various kinds of institutional logic for faculty, staff and students.

Speaking as part of Dean Doug Guthrie’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Zhixing gave a lecture based on ongoing research entitled, “Beyond Ambidexterity: How Middle Managers in China State-Owned Enterprises Juggle Three Institutional Logics in Daily Operations.”

The topic explores how middle managers in Chinese state-owned enterprises deal opportunistically with different types of institutional logic and use the tensions between those types of logic as resources instead of obstacles.

The visit marked Zhixing’s first visit to the Foggy Bottom campus since officially joining GW in September 2012.

“I had great meetings with key faculty and staff members,” he said. “I believe these meetings will help greatly GW’s future developments in China.”  Zhixing oversees all GW programs in China.

Last spring, GW President Steven Knapp announced the creation of the research institute. To read more about that announcement in GW Today, go here.


Posted by gwsb on February 12, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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