Richard A. D'Aveni, Professor of Strategic Management

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The China Taboo: How US Business Can Win Against China

What’s the trouble with doing business in China?

Plenty, according the presidential candidates. For all their sparring, President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on this: China lurks as a threat to U.S. businesses.

Their campaign ads have drawn the ire of Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state whose diplomacy reopened economic and cultural exchanges with China 40 years ago after a generation of isolation and hostility. Kissinger described the candidates’ language labeling China a cheat in business as “deplorable.”

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