USC Marshall China Research Group

The USC China Research Group aims to advance understanding of the business environment of China and its relation to the global economy and international relations. We conduct academic research, exchange information, and disseminate knowledge to the public and policymakers, leveraging expertise of faculty members in the Marshall School, across USC, and among other affiliated scholars. Among the issues we consider are how institutions such as political economy, law and social norm and culture shape the business environment, the organizations and operations of enterprises in China, and the relation between the Chinese business environment and American business. We aim to become a central intellectual hub for scholars, business leaders, and policymakers, and eventually to position USC as a central institution for the creation and discussion of knowledge concerning the Chinese business environment.

Weekly Workshops

The USC Marshall China Research Group offers weekly research workshops available to all.

USC Marshall China Workshop (2018-2019 Spring Semester) Mondays 11:00-12:00pm,  Hoffman Hall (HOH 114)






Weijia Li

Monash University, Dept of Economics

Rotation, Performance Rewards, and Property Rights

2/25/19 Peter Lorentzen University of San Francisco, Dept of Economics Personal Ties, Meritocracy, and China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign
3/25/19 Zuoyue Wang California State Polytechnic University, Dept of History Science and Technology in Modern China: A Transnational Perspective


Bo Yang & Nan Jia

USC Marshall: Management and Organization The Nomenklatura State Institutions in the Knowledge Economy


Brett Sheehan

USC Dornsife: Dept of History China’s Economic Geography: A Case Study from 19th-20th Century Finance


Fangfei Shu & TJ Wong

USC Marshall Leventhal School of Accounting

Corporate Political Connections: Blessing or Curse?


The USC Marshall China Research Group hosts and cohosts major conferences every year. Below is the information on current and past conferences.


The USC Marshall China Research Group offers a variety of courses at the graduate level.

  • ACCT 574 Accounting and Corporate Governance in Global Business Environment (PDF document)

  • MOR 599 Winning in Emerging Markets