Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and a Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a leading business school in China with headquarters in Beijing, satellite campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Established in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is a not-for-profit organization and China’s first privately funded and faculty-governed business school.


Under Dr. Xiang’s leadership, CKGSB has developed in under 10 years into a prominent business school with 49 world-class, full-time resident faculty members (33 regular and 16 visiting), whose per capita publications in top journals of management was ranked 6th globally during the period of 2005 to 2009. CKGSB’s alumni include more than 2,500 Chinese business leaders at the CEO and Chairman level, whose companies together generated more than USD 1 trillion in revenue in 2011. This figure represents about 13.7% of China’s GDP.


Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Xiang was a Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Dr. Xiang also served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Dr. Xiang’s research interests include the relationship between state and business, the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, the globalization of Chinese companies and the global implications of the transformation of China. His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China.


In another area of interest, innovation in management education, Dr. Xiang has directly implemented and shaped several prominent programs and institutions in China. In this capacity he has played an important role in developing China’s management education sector, in particular EMBA programs in China.


He is an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US. He also serves as a member of the boards of trustees for The United Way Worldwide (US) and for Asia House (UK), as well as a member of the International Advisory Council of FDC business school in Brazil.


Dr. Xiang’s insights are often requested for speaking engagements at influential forums and conferences in China and around the world. Past speaking appearances have included forums held by the Asia Society, Deutsch Bank, the Conference Board, the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, FT conferences, Forbes annual conferences, the Boao Forum, Asia House (UK) and the BRICs Annual Forum. He has offered commentary for CCTV (China), Phoenix TV, CNN, Businessweek, the Financial Times, the New York Times and L’Agence France-Presse (AFP).


He has worked with many leading companies to offer consulting and training in China and globally. These companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei Technologies, TCL, Midea, Petro China, CNOOC, IBM (China), GE (China), Siemens (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Clifford & Chance, Cummins, DFS, Lenovo, Bank of China and China Railway Construction Corporation.




Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business 

Office Hours:by appointment-schedule by email

Research Interests:

Business in China, the relationship between state and business, the transformation and reform of state-owned enterprises, the role of the private sector in China, “constructive” breakthrough innovations, innovation and globalization by Chinese companies, the global implications of the transformation of China and innovation in management education



Xiang, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, has published research in a number of international academic journals. He serves as an independent board member for a number of Hong Kong and mainland-listed corporations.


Selected Publications

  1. “Stationarity and Cointegration Tests of the Ohlson Model.” Co-authored with Dave Qi and Woody Wu, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, 2000 (Spring) Volume 12, Number 2 (p. 141-160).
  2. “Institutional factors influencing China’s accounting reforms and standards.” Accounting Horizons, 1998, Vol. 12 (2) (p.105-119).
  3. “The reform of China’s state-owned enterprises: the role of stock markets.” in China in the Post-Deng Era, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong, 1998 (p.311-328).
  4. “On the rationality of Value Line’s quarterly earnings forecasts: evidence from alternative methods.” Chinese Accounting Review 1997 (p. 115-156).
  5. “Ownership structure reform and corporate performance: an empirical evaluation of Chinese shareholding companies.” Co-authored with Woody Wu and Guochang Zhang. Hong Kong Journal of Business Management 1996 (p.53-67).
  6. “Controlling corruption.” The Hong Kong Accountant, September/October, 1996, p.46-49.
  7. “The choice of return-generating models and cross-sectional dependence in event studies.”The Contemporary Accounting Research, 1993, Vol. 9 (p.365-94).