The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
University of Michigan
Kenneth Dewoskin is Senior Vice President at The Conference Board and a Senior Advisor to The China Center. A former professor of International Business and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Dr. DeWoskin has been involved with China for over 40 years. He has also studied at National Taiwan University and Kyoto University, and he is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. In recent years, he has worked for dozens of Fortune 200 companies on China projects in a range of industries, as well as Chinese companies and government agencies.
Dr. DeWoskin is a co-founder and core faculty member of the Wharton International Forum in Shanghai and has taught in several executive education programs for Michigan, Singapore Management University and Wharton. He appears regularly in press interviews, with the New York Times, Financial Times, Economist, CNBC, Business Week, Fortune etc. and major wire services. He has presented on China business issues across the US and throughout Asia and Europe, in the World Economic Forum, Chambers of Commerce, US China Business Council, China Britain Business Council, in the Chinese print and broadcast media, and for numerous corporate clients and business interest groups.
Dr. DeWoskin has worked in the automotive and industrial sectors, energy, telecommunications and eCommerce, and financial service industries. Diverse projects include a World Bank sponsored project to assist China's Ministry of Information Industries with the next round of telecommunications regulatory reform, strategy consulting for the government of Vietnam to enhance its programs stimulating FDI, scenario and planning exercises for the government of Hong Kong to enhance competitiveness, and consulting assistance in winding up non-performing infrastructure projects in China.
He has led the knowledge development efforts for PwC in areas including analysis of China's entry into the WTO and compliance record, China's emerging IPR strategy, Chinese enterprise governance, and Party disciplinary processes for corruption.
Publications by Kenneth DewoskinChina Center Publications
China Center Quick Note: The Opportunity in Xi’s “Re-Reform”
11 June, 2014
China CEO Council Insights: The Gateless Gate -- The Future for Foreign Investors in China
14 November, 2013
China Center Quick Note: Protecting the “home team” -- the flagging and flogging of the foreign-invested dairy sector
11 September, 2013
China Center Quick Note: Xi Jinping at the helm: command and control – or negotiate and cajole?
08 March, 2013
China Center Quick Note: China’s “Elections” and the Future of Reform
21 November, 2012
China Center Quick Note: The Missing Tea Leaves
17 August, 2012
China Center QuickNote: China’s Soft Side
12 March, 2012
China Center QuickNote: Returning Home—the conception of the Asian RMB and capital market zone
19 December, 2011