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This book is one of the first to explore how Chinese companies are feeling the impulse of emerging business trends and seizing opportunities brought by technology innovation. It consists case studies of 7 Chinese companies: 3DMed, Wechat from Tencent, Shanghai GM, CP Group, Alibaba, AutoNavi, and ICBC. Each Chinese company has its unique perspectives and different ways to make transformation and business model adjustments. The book helps fill the gap between the global interest in “Innovate in China” and the limited availability of cases on innovations in the country. It is a valuable reference resource for readers in China and beyond wishing to address challenges in the context of growing digital technologies and overwhelming business trends.

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Case I: 3DMed: An R&D Platform for Personalised Precision Anti-cancer Drugs

Abstract
In 2010, Xiong Lei, a Ph.D. graduate from the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBCB, CAS, left his post-doctoral research in the University of Zurich to found 3DMed with five other senior professionals, aiming to substantially improve R&D efficiency and approval rates of anti-cancer drugs and deliver highly effective clinical treatment for cancer. The new company is headquartered in the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park, where over 140 biomedical start-ups are planning their business roadmaps. The question now is how 3DMed, which had completed two rounds of financing by May 2014, will achieve the expected performance and leverage talent, marketing and capital management, as well as strategic planning, to address the challenges it faces in the early stage of business development as well as to minimise innovation risks in an emerging industry.
Xiaoming Zhu

Case II: Micro Platform, Major Innovation—WeChat-Based Ecosystem of Innovation

Abstract
The end of 2010 welcomed the debut of several mobile instant messaging tools. Interactive Technology launched “iGexin” on November 7th, 2010. Tencent set up the project of “WeChat” on November 20th. Xiaomi Technology introduced “Miliao” on December 10th.
Xiaoming Zhu

Case III: SHANGHAI GM: The Way to Intelligent Manufacturing

Abstract
In the factory of Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as SGM), Jinqiao District, Shanghai, the leading role in the car body welding production line was rows of yellow robots. They kept busy from day to night, following instructions in order strictly and carefully, their arms stretching out and drawing back freely. After welding, original car bodys were transferred to the end of the production line one after another, where two operators took the responsibility for checking the achievement made by the robots. Together With those robots, the operators supplied one car to the next technique production line every minute.
Xiaoming Zhu

Case IV: Can Robots Raise Laying Hens?

Abstract
In the early spring, the West Fangezhuang Village in the northeast of Beijing was very quiet. When the car turned into a path, one row of gray buildings after another were standing in front of us in a wide open-land suddenly. If there was no reminder of the plaque written with “Beijing CP Eggs Co., Ltd.” at the gate, it was hard for visitors to imagine that this was a hen farm. Here no cluck of hens and roaring of machines could be heard, and it was as quiet as places around it. Except for two security staffs at the gate, no one else was seen. A few of trucks parked beside a row of buildings.
Xiaoming Zhu

Case V: Alibaba: A Decade-Long Road to Financial Services

Abstract
In September of 2012 during Alifest, Jack Ma the founder of the world’s largest E-commerce platform, Alibaba group, decided the future of the company would focus on three core businesses ‘platform, finance, and data’. Since then, Ali has been very active in the field of finance, simultaneously extending new business, launching new products, adjusting their organizational structure and much more.
Xiaoming Zhu

Case VI: Changing with the Times: AutoNavi’s Autonomous Development

Abstract
As one of China’s front-runners in mobile Internet services, every move that AutoNavi makes attracts public attention.
Xiaoming Zhu

Case VII: ICBC in the Digital Times

Abstract
In the past more than ten years, the disintermediation wave struck the whole society. Especially when some non-financial enterprises used the mobile internet technology to infiltrate into the financial field rapidly, the internet finance was born. This new business gave birth to the new environment and pattern of the non-bank payment and financing intermediary so that the traditional banking was challenged seriously.
Xiaoming Zhu

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