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Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise

April 5, 2023
6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

China’s growth over the past four decades has positioned state capitalism as a durable foil to the orthodoxy of free markets, to the confusion of many in the West. How are capitalism and entrepreneurship practiced in Xi’s “China Model”? How much of the Chinese economic miracle could be credited to Maoist ideology? What implications does it have for American business engagement with China?

Copies of Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.


Christopher Marquis

Christopher Marquis is the Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is the author the award-winning books Better Business: How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism and Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise. Prior to joining Cambridge, he worked at Cornell for over 7 years, and Harvard for over 11 years, where he developed an award-winning course on social entrepreneurship. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed academic articles and more than 50 Harvard business cases on topics related to sustainable business and has earned awards for scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management and the American Sociological Association. Marquis earned a PhD in sociology and business administration from the University of Michigan and BA in History from Notre Dame. Before his academic career, he worked for six years in the financial services industry, most recently as vice president and technology manager for a business unit of J.P. Morgan Chase.

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