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Pandemic: How the virus is changing business in China

The Covid-19 virus is changing accepted business norms around the globe.

June 19, 2020
Marcus Lu
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The Covid-19 virus is changing accepted business norms around the globe. In this episode of Business Class, we spoke with Marcus Lu as he sheltered-in-place at his home in China. With deep insight into business in China, Marcus described how the virus is changing long accepted patterns of how business is conducted. “We realize and are starting to accept the fact that doing business can be easier,” he noted, while saying that, for the first time, important business meetings are being conducted virtually.

In an interview with Dick Drobnick, Director of the USC IBEAR MBA program, Marcus takes us through how he initially learned about the crisis coming out of Wuhan. We hear the firsthand story of lockdown in China, with grocery stores cleaned out in hours of panic buying.

Interviewed by Dick Drobnick via the web on April 15, 2020.

To maintain social distancing this interview was recorded over the web.

Dick Drobnick

Interview conducted by Dick Drobnick, Director IBEAR MBA Program

Pandemic: How the virus is changing business in China – Marcus Lu

Marcus Lu

Marcus Lu is a 2003 graduate of the USC IBEAR MBA Program. He is the former Head of Commodities for Mercuria and is now pursuing entrepreneurial projects in the energy sector.

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