Distinguished Speaker Series: Globalization and Environmentally Sustainable Development in the PRC: An International Business Perspective

Event | 11 October 2018
ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker: Maoliang Bu
Affiliation: Nanjing University, School of Business
Time: 14:00–15:00


Is globalization good or bad for the environment? This hot topic has been debated for many years with mixed evidence in literature. From an international business perspective, Maoliang Bu will introduce his recent findings on the topic in relation to the People’s Republic of China. Questions for discussion include: How do multinational enterprises decide their investment location in relation to environmental standards? Is trade liberalization good or bad for corporate environmental performance? What are the environmental implications of tariffs and trade disputes between the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and other countries?

About the speaker

Maoliang Bu is an associate professor at Nanjing University, School of Business, and adjunct professor at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies). Previously, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Goettingen, and as a visiting professor at University of Groningen, University of Gothenburg, and NTU. His work has been published in top-tier academic journals including Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal. He has edited a volume entitled Globalization and the Environment of China (Emerald, 2014). Maoliang has been guest editor fora special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Salzburg Global Fellow.

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