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Australian SMEs can be successful in China

Victoria University’s Governance Research Program will host a research forum ­– Navigating Success by Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in China – on Thursday 21st November. 

The forum will explain research findings on Australian SMEs; discuss the optimal entry modes that facilitate their success in the China market; and support them to attract Chinese investment to Australia.

It will fill the gap in knowledge and understanding of the market entry barriers facing Australian SMEs and is a unique opportunity for representatives from Australian SMEs who want to access the Chinese market, to explain their unmet needs.

Participants for the forum include government policy makers, industry and academics:

  • Associate Professor Jordan Shan, VU College of Business. Former Director of the WTO Research Centre at Peking University, China 
  • Professor Andrew Clarke, Dean, VU College of Law & Justice.
  • Professor Anona Armstrong, Director, Research and Research Training, VU College of Law & Justice.
  • Professor Colin Clark, Dean, VU College of Business.
  • Visiting Professor, Ningbo Zhu, East China University of Science & Technology
  • Mr. Paul Stagg, Victorian Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.
  • Professor Mukti Mishra, President, Centurion University of Technology and Management, India
  • Mr. Yongqiang Li, Research Fellow, VU College of Law & Justice.

Date:                Thursday 21st November 2013

Time:               Registration at 2:45pm for 3 – 5p

Venue:             Room 9.15, level 9, Victoria University, 300 Flinders street.

RSVP:              By 15th November, 2013 for catering purpose 

For further information:  Yongqiang Li, yongqiang.li@vu.edu.au or 03 9919 6175

The forum is sponsored by the Australia-China Council grant project entitled "Entry Mode Selection and Market Barriers for Australian SMEs Accessing the Chinese Market" and is supported by the Trade Branch of the Victorian Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.

Media contact:

Christine White

Public Affairs Unit, Victoria University

9919 4322; 0434 602884; media@vu.edu.au

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