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China's Political Economy


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Self Paced 4 Hours Digital Badge $199


Course Overview

Understand the impact of the last seventy years - the period of Communist China - and how China was able to emerge from the economic, political, and social destruction of the Mao years to become, in forty years, the second-largest economy in the world.


What topics will be covered

  • Gain perspective on China’s history between 1949-76.
  • Recall the key policies and strategies of the Reform Era and their influence on doing business in China today.
  • Recognize the implications of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). 
  •  Analyze the implications of the rise of Xi Jinping on foreign business practices in China. 








Professor Doug Guthrie

Doug Guthrie is an expert in international business and trade, technology and society, entrepreneurship and technology transfer, and organizational development. Guthrie uses his past experience in his teaching at ASU since he was a senior director at Apple in Shanghai, China, where he led Apple University efforts on leadership and organizational development in China. Guthrie is a professor and the director of China Initiatives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has spent his career researching, writing, teaching and advising companies about organizational development and the Chinese economic reforms. 


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To earn the Executive certificate you must finish this self-paced online course with a finale score of 80% or greater. It provides approximately 4 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this course with continuing education credit.