Disrupting innovative innovation is holding China’s computer industry back, writes sociologist Tricia Wang on her weblog. “We need more coverage of the Chinese tech scene from writers like Markoff and Barboza who avoid Western-centrism and more writing from experts like James Landay who can provide a nuanced insiders perspective.”
Companies have started to invest heavily in social media, including mobile application. But the results are often disappointing, tells William Bao Bean in this presentation on ROI on social media. Understanding your customers, and their differences, is more important than getting tools in place.
Paul Denlinger’s life reads like a Who Is Who of business in China. As a senior manager he worked in the past two decades both Chinese and Western companies — including Shanda, Unilever, Philips, TSMC, Acer, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, BMW and even the state-owned newswire Xinhua is on his reference list.
Tricia Wang is a sociologist, technology researcher, and ethnographer who studies how people use digital communication technologies in cities. She investigates the impact of digital computing (mobiles and internet) on our social interaction in and with public urban space. She is passionate about demystifying the ways non-elite or edge communities (i.e. migrants, rural villagers, or informal workers) make use of digital tools in everyday life. She travels from New York, USA
Bill Fischer is a Professor at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he specializes in issues relating to corporate strategy, particularly in technology-related organizations, and in the management of operations and technology, as well. He is former dean of CEIBS in Shanghai. In 2012 Bill Fischer co-published The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen. He travels from Lausanne, Switzerland