Please see the following China research seminar for your interest. The event will be organised by Association of Cambridge Studies on TODAY afternoon at King's College.
Wish you enjoy this sunny weekend.
On behalf of the CSSA-CAM team
感谢大家在过去的一年中对剑桥研究学会工作的支持，敬请大家继续关注“中国研究讲座系列”。2012年的首次研讨会将于3月25日周日下午15:00－17:00在King's College的Chetwynd & Keynes进行。
题目:The Shanzhai(山寨) Phenomenon and its Implications
时间: 2012年3月25日周日，15:00 - 17:00
地点: King's College的Chetwynd & Keynes
This is a reminder for the China research seminar on Sunday 25 March 2012, 15:00-17:00, Chetwynd & Keynes, King's College. organized by Association of Cambridge Studies.
Details are as follows:
Topic:The Shanzhai Phenomenon and its Implications
Speaker: Dr Yongjiang Shi(University Lecture of Industrial Systems in Engineering Department, University of Cambridge)
Time: Sunday, 25 March 2012, 15:00-17:00
Venue: Chetwynd & Keynes, King's College
About the Speaker
Dr Yongjiang Shi is the University Lecturer of Industrial Systems in Engineering Department, and research director of the Centre for International Manufacturing in the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University. He has been studying management of international manufacturing network and supply chain for over fifteen years. His recent research interests have covered global manufacturing strategy, network system design, technology transfer, and emerging Chinese manufacturing companies including the Shangzhai Phenomenon, indigenous innovation, industrial upgrading, and Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI).
The seminar aims to review the Shanzhai phenomenon and explore its wider implications to management studies and even the current debates about the Chinese economic model or the Beijing Consensus. Shanzhai is an emerging form of informal economic activity and industrial development in China. Using a network model, Shanzhai companies imitates, learns, and innovates new technologies and products at a much faster pace than traditional forms of production. More recently, its influence has been pronounced, particularly in the mobile phone and tablet computer industry where it has developed a sophisticated industrial cluster located in Shenzhen, China that produces more than 200 million mobile phone handsets annually at a much cheaper cost than those available in the global marketplace. Shanzhai has been recognized as a complex industrial system that includes four distinctive levels – products, industrial systems, ethos, and culture. Its unique nature, grassroots localized background, strong “informal” features, illegitimate status and behaviors therefore make it an exceptionally rich and novel area in need of empirical investigation, theory development, and fundamentally better understandings.