Colin Carter is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and Director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. His research interests include international trade, futures markets, and commodity markets. In this blog, he discusses China’s role in world food markets, as well as opportunities for the US in Chinese Agribusiness.
When it comes to doing business in China, I’m frequently reminded of a Rudyard Kipling poem that begins: “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” The poem speaks to the vast cultural differences between East and West, differences that in Kipling’s time seemed irreconcilable. Well, it’s 2012 and Americans have been doing business with China for almost 30 years! There’s immeasurable opportunity for American businesses in the China market, and many different ways to tap its potential.
Last month, I accompanied Steven Currall, Dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management on a trip to China. Our purpose was to visit business schools and discuss collaboration opportunities for students and faculty, as well as Executive Education opportunities. We had the pleasure of meeting several industry executives in technology, agribusiness, real estate and financial services who provided a real “feet-on-the-street” experience about doing business in China today.
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