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 (2019-2020 Fall Semester) Tuesdays 11am-12pm in HOH 706 *unless otherwise noted




Title of presentation


Wesley Koo INSEAD Connected, But Still Lagging: Rural Sellers During Platform Change


**New Location-Faculty Lounge on the third floor of HOH*
Xueming Luo Fox School of Business, Temple University
**Location changed to Faculty Lounge on the third floor of HOH**

AI-Bot for Customer Services, Employee Productivity, and Leadership Management: Leveraging Deep Reinforcement Learning and Field Experimentation

10/15/19 Haifeng Huang UC Merced, Dept of Political Science Implicit Trust in Government in China
10/22/19 Hao Chen USC Dornsife, Political Science and International Relations Financializing the State: A New Frontier of Chinese Party-state’s Role in the Economy
10/29/19 Forester Wong USC Marshall School of Business

Visible and Invisible Barriers: Evidence from Foreign Joint Venture and Domestic Brokerage Analysts in China

11/5/19 Eric Thun Oxford University, Saïd Business School

The Great Dialectic: State versus Market in China

11/12/19 Lori Yue USC Marshall School of Business TBA
11/21/19 (Thursday) Sun Hyun Park Seoul National University, College of Business Cultural Entrepreneurship in Corporate Governance Practice Diffusion: Framing of “Independent Directors” by U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies


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

The China Conference - Institutions, Markets and Firms, May 17-18, 2019 (sponsored by USC Marshall Institute for Outlier Research in Business)

Text Analysis for Asia and Beyond, January 11-12, 2019 (co-hosts and sponsors: USC Center for International Studies, USC East Asian Studies Center, USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture)

USC Marshall China Research Day, March 30-31, 2018 (sponsored by USC Marshall School of Business)


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

Contact us:

Nan Jia
T.J. Wong

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