David Bach on The Volkswagen Scandal: A Lesson in Global Business Complexity

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing, Yale SOM Club of Beijing, and Renmin University of China’s School of Business, a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management.

Time and Location

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Registration: 7:00 – 7:30pm
Conversation: 7:30 – 8:05pm
Q&A: 8:05 - 8:30pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.

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Please email yalecenterbeijing@yale.edu if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Global corporations are faced with the sometimes confounding challenge of operating in a multitude of markets and cultures, and keeping stakeholders with diametrically opposed points of view happy. But David Bach says that building an organization that can handle such potential conflicts can be a source of competitive advantage. 

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The language of the event will be English.

The Speakers


David Bach
Senior Associate Dean for Executive MBA and Global Programs, Senior Lecturer in Global Business and Politics at Yale School of Management

An expert in political economy, David Bach’s research and teaching focus on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and global market regulation. At Yale SOM, he teaches a core MBA course on State & Society as well as an elective course on Nonmarket Strategy.  

A native of Germany, he received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science and International Studies from Yale University.


Associate Professor, School of Business at Renmin University of China; Academic Director of the Yunus Center for Social Business & Microfinance, Renmin University of China

ZHAO Meng's research and teaching focus on multinational corporations’ stakeholder management in emerging markets, creating shared value, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, social finance and institutional change and innovation.

He received his Ph.D. from the Said Business School, Oxford University. Previously, he was an assistant professor at SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management as well as a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Stanford University’s Philanthropy and Civil Society Research Center.

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