Oct 24, 2014
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. A historian of modern China, Professor Kirby's work examines China's business, economic, and political development in an international context. Can China Lead?: Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth asserts that while China has experienced remarkable economic growth in recent decades, it now faces major challenges--tests that could shift the country's political and economic trajectory. A lack of accountability, transparency, and ease of operating in China, combined with growing evidence of high-level corruption, has made domestic and foreign businesspeople increasingly wary of the "China model."