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1. Cultural Conflicts & Industrial Opportunity - Represented by Mr Cheng Ge

2. Cultural Conflicts

3. Cultural Conflicts My personal experience as Personnel Director of a Young Enterprise Multicultural Team Different ways of thinking across broad spectrum of cultures Existence of difference between Oriental(Eastern) and Western Different historical backgrounds and cultural traditions Cross-border cultural communication exists in various forms Appears mainly in three ways in industry Humans and nature Individual and groups Business philosophy and management methods From my personal experiences, I was Personnel Director of a Young Enterprise company, worked with other 11 British colleagues together as a team. We began to recognize that there are different ways of thinking across the broad spectrum of cultures. For example people of different cultures tackle certain issues differently. This diverse ethnicity proved advantageous in many discussions, as different skills from different cultures were adapted to mediate and resolve any issues which arose as a result of conflicting ideas within the company. From my personal experiences, I was Personnel Director of a Young Enterprise company, worked with other 11 British colleagues together as a team. We began to recognize that there are different ways of thinking across the broad spectrum of cultures. For example people of different cultures tackle certain issues differently. This diverse ethnicity proved advantageous in many discussions, as different skills from different cultures were adapted to mediate and resolve any issues which arose as a result of conflicting ideas within the company.

4. Oriental Enterprise Culture  Common ground: Market – Oriented Social responsibilities National identity Orientals Human beings are in accordance with ‘Harmony’ (????) Kept for more than 2000 years Difficult to sever the umbilical cord of history Distinctive Oriental Enterprising cultures Seeking the same psychological stresses Centralized management system Recognition of the importance of the human spirit Advocate to form a warm and harmonious family atmosphere Emphasizing the organization's overall control Good at using vague and subtle managerial art

5. Western Enterprising culture Distinctive Western Enterprising Culture Emphasize results Pay attention to efficiency, quality, technology and other physical elements Encourage personal struggle, heroism and individualism Encourage innovative  Strong sense on rules

6. Enterprising Culture Comparison Comparison for ways of thinking Oriental - comprehensive Western - analytical Example Major differences Collectivism vs individuation Interpersonal relationship vs scientific thought Ethical-based vs legislation based Correct guidance vs strict precautions Attitudes to working place

7. Chinese Industrial Definition & Structure Different definition for ‘industry’ Translation of ‘Industry’ Industry in Chinese is much broader Cisco’s example Three main different types of companies Localised foreign companies (LFC) State-Owned Utility (SOU) Private Owned Public limited company (POPLC)

8. Comparison between LFC and SOU Comparison between LFC and SOU Many significant differences in many aspects Appreciated different values Particular aspect – interview Smart, energetic and creative vs corporate loyalty, political progress Own thought vs obey superiors Friends vs children Expected different answers for same question

9. Comparison between SOU and POPLC Comparison between SOU and POPLC Appreciated same value Different running philosophy Be responsible for other people vs be responsible for individual matters Responsible for high end vs responsible for both high and low end Single function-based position vs across-functional position Personal experiences State Grid of China & Thermal Power Plant– Bureaucratic hierarchy AREVA R&D CTC – Eager to learn cultures Wiscom System Ltd Co., – Construct system to allow them to keep brilliant people for tomorrow

10. Industrial Opportunity

11. Industrial Opportunity Economic Power of China Second largest economy Restructuring of global economy International mergers and acquisitions Accelerated Urbanization Domestic consumer demands expansion Technology and industrialization Imperial College Long term sustainable relationship Highly beneficial Students enhance profile in Far East Involves in new technologies Valuable working experiences

12. Why take Internship at China ?

13. How is our qualification being weighted in China? Cultural and Education Section of British Embassy’s (in China) Survey 3,291 returnees participated over 40% ‘??’ who graduated last year choose to go back to China 74% achieved employment within three months  60% of the returnees has no work experience 35% of the returnees only have undergraduate qualification 41% of the returnees has been located in the 3000-5000 salary range Students with work experiences were located in the 5000-8000 salary range Personal humble opinions Worth to have a 2-3 years working experiences in UK Then decides later

14. UK Employment Climate Graduate unemployment reach highest point over a decade Graduate unemployment reached its highest level since 1995 Graduate unemployment had risen faster - from 10.6% to 20% - than unemployment for the UK as a whole (5.2% to a high of 7.9%). Average starting salaries -- Ł25,000 ‘Exceptionally hostile jobs market’ Current average is 69 applicants for a job Only 28 applicants for a job in 2006 PSW Cancellation Cancellation of Post Study Work Visa No longer have opportunity to find a job after graduation

15. UK Employment Climate Continue Positive news Picture may be improving 8.9% annual increase in graduate jobs Further 3.8% increase for this year How to make ourselves outstanding? Great A-Level results – Inflated 2:1 or above results – Basic requirements Multi-cultural understanding Internship experiences

16. Benefits of taking Chinese Internship Broad picture Growing demand for electrical and electronic products Students’ perspective Get involved in advanced technology industries to a far greater level State Grid of China Huaneng Jinling Power Generation Plc Much useful experience Long-term benefits More competitive and ambitious Reduce the reversal cultural shock Build up a connection with China Enhance our chances to get a job anywhere in the world

17. Partners

18. AREVA CTC R&D (Alstom CTC R&D) Broad Views Over 90 Manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide, covers 4 main businesses: Products, Systems, Automation, Service Strong Positions in key markets and fast-growing technologies includes network management, GIS, HVDC Disconnectors etc AREVA CTC (Alstom CTC) offers 2500RMB/Month Cover expenses for lunch 2-4 technical positions available (2:1 or above) in R&D 3rd year students only

19. Energy: our core business

20. AREVA: a recognized leader World leader in energy business No. 1 in the entire nuclear cycle One of the top three players in power transmission and distribution Mission of the Group Innovate to contribute to ever safer, cleaner and economical CO2-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution 2008 sales: Over €13.1B 75,000 employees

22. Complete T&D solutions

24. Technologies adapted to all major energy sources Alstom Power Present in all markets

25. Transport Technologically leading products

26. Alstom Group : Key Figures Sales €19.7 billion* (over €23.2 billion with Alstom Grid) 96,000 employees (with Alstom Grid) Over 150 industrial sites and R&D centres worldwide Alstom is engaged in major infrastructure projects worldwide. It is listed on the French stock exchange and is part of the CAC40 index of top French companies.

27. Alstom Grid : Key Figures

28. Carestream Health Ltd (Onex) Broad views Formerly known as the China Medical Group of Eastern Kodak company in Greater China Subsidiary company of Onex Ltd (Fortune 500) One of the world’s largest medical imaging and information technology company One of every two Computed Radiography was based on company technology 8,100 employees, over 150 Countries with more than 1,000 patents 90% of products in the global functioning of medical institutions Two major R&D centres, one in America and the other in Shanghai Carestream Health Ltd offers 3 technical positions available (55% or above) 2400RMB/Month

32. Who We Are – Product Portfolios Only company to provide comprehensive solution Traditional film based products, digital products and CR, which is a bridge between these Dental market is divided into many sectors Only company to provide comprehensive solution Traditional film based products, digital products and CR, which is a bridge between these Dental market is divided into many sectors

35. Nanjing Automation Research Institute Broad View Key comprehensive scientific research institute affiliated to the State Grid Corporation of China Developing most advanced international level in many fields Strong fields include relay protection, power system stability analysis and control, power market technical support systems, power metering and billing systems, environmental monitoring A top 100 company in China NARI offers 2-3 technical positions available in R&D Chinese applicant only

36. Wiscom System Co., Ltd Broad View One of the top 50 biggest enterprises in the Chinese software industry 3 main business: Automation of power systems, intelligent building, intelligent traffic, photovoltaic and winder power generation Renewable energy based power plant construction in Bulgaria, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Brazil etc Cisco Global Gold Partner since 1996 Wiscom offers 3-4 technical positions available in R&D 500-1000RMB/Month Provide free accommodation

37. Awards State Electric Power Automation Industrial-based Key Enterprise State Key Software Enterprise “New and High-tech Enterprise” in state “Torch Plan” One of the top 100 biggest enterprises in the Chinese software industry State Computer Information Integrated System A1 Enterprise

38. International Projects 4MW photovoltaic power plant in Beta Park, Bulgaria 3×350MW coal fired power plant and 220kV booster station in Port of Princess, Indonesia 4×135MW project for Baku Power Station, India 1×300MW project for Chashma nuclear power plant, Pakistan 4×300MW project for Guangning power plant, Vietnam

39. International Cooperation Strategic Partners

40. Huaneng Jinling Power Generation Ltd Broad View Subsidiary of the Huaneng Group Company ( Fortune top 500) A large capacity of 2840MW Unique features (including gas turbine as well as coal turbines) Two units of 390MW capacity combined with gas-steam cycled generating technology (fuelled with natural gas) Two 1030MW Ultra-supercritical coal-fired generating units Huaneng Jinling Power Generation Ltd offers 2-3 technical positions available Free accommodation at the company dormitory Chinese applicants only

41. Others Cisco A major conglomerate company (Fortune 500) that produces a variety of excellent consumer electronics Exceptional communications technology services and networking systems for a wide variety of customers Did not make any formal guarantees to offer a certain number of internships to Imperial college students, instead they promised to give Imperial College students prior consideration 191RMB/Day Chinese applicants only IBM Students can apply Internship through IBM Online application system Beijing-based technical Internship Further information will be announced in later March

42. Challenge of Chinese Internships

43. Challenges

44. What to expect My personal experience at AREVA Smart Metering research under an CEng supervision Produce a comprehensive technical report Provide an English-based technical presentation at R&D centre Other positions

45. How to research other companies

46. How to research Networking No better time than now Solid network will serve you well for years to come My personal tips Always exchange contact information and follow up Start and maintain a database Keep in touch with any appropriate news Technical Press CV and Personal Statement Get CV ready!

47. Conclusion Culture differences exist between Oriental and Western Multicultural is Challenging but could be converted as our unique advantages This advantages provides us industrial opportunity under China current economic growth conditions This opportunity enabled us to act as a mediator between different cultures so to promote out international understanding Ultimately allows us to be more competitive and ambitious Final sentence Hearing without seeing; though learned, is false; seeing without knowing; though memorized, is mistaken; knowing without practicing, though profound, is confusing.  (?????,????;?????,????;?????,????)

48. Thank you ????????! More information at: www2.ee.ic.ac.uk/cheng.ge07/ or contact [email protected] .ac.uk

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