The Transformation of Huawei

Prof. Can Huang, Zhejiang University

This presentation is about a forthcoming book titled "The Transformation of Huawei" to be published by Cambridge University Press. The School of Management, Zhejiang University has established the Ruihua Institute for Innovation Management with Huawei Technologies in July 2014. The mission of the Institute is to research the growth and development of the Huawei company, document and theorize the management practice in it and contribute to the existing research on the management in Chinese companies. We have organized a Forum in collaboration with the retired Huawei executives to discuss the management issues in the company every season since Winter 2014. As the research progressed, it became clear that at the center of Huawei’s success lies in the organizational capability to continuously transform itself. "The Transformation of Huawei" is focused on the transformation Huawei has been through since it started in 1987, and documents how and why Huawei has been able to grow from a small company with registered capital of USD 5,600 in 1987 to a global leading ICT solutions provider with revenue of more than USD 105 billion and 188,000 employees in 2018, outcompeting so many domestic and international rivals.



About the speaker

Dr. Can Huang is Professor, Head of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Co-Director of Institute for Intellectual Property Management at School of Management, and Executive Deputy Director of National Institute for Innovation Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He is a member of the Chinese expert group of the U.S.-China Innovation Dialogue under the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, a member of advisory board of Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, CIPRUN Intellectual Property Management Research Center, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference. He is also a Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review and a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals. Earlier from 2007 to 2013, he was a Research Fellow and subsequently a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Prof. Can Huang’s research interests include innovation management, intellectual property right and science and technology policy.



Venue: 0.16/0.17

Date: 01 May 2019

Time: 12:00 - 13:00


UNU-MERIT