Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn is an international corporate strategist, investment banker and expert on China. Since 1989, he has worked with China’s senior leaders and advised the Chinese government on matters of economic policy, industrial policy, mergers and acquisitions, science and technology, media and culture, Sino-U.S. relations, and a variety of international business matters. Dr. Kuhn advises leading multinational companies, CEOs and C-Suite executives, regarding formulating and implementing China strategies in a variety of sectors, including science and technology, energy and resources, industrial, media and entertainment, healthcare / medical / pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and financial services. He works with major Chinese companies on structuring their capital markets financing and M&A activities.


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Understanding China III: Vision

America is enmeshed in the most debilitating worldwide financial crisis since the Great Depression and, like it or not, to [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership , Uncommon Wisdom January 30 2009

Understanding China IV: Stability

To understand China, if Pride, Responsibility and Vision are the first three guiding principles (see previous issues), Stability must surely [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Strategy , Uncommon Wisdom April 14 2009
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Understanding China: Pride & Policy

“You stupid American, my Chinese friend scolded me. You insult China, and you offend me!”I was shocked, speechless. I had [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Governance/Compliance , Uncommon Wisdom October 8 2008
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Volatility: Predictions and Prescriptions

As world financial markets are increasingly interconnected, events across the globe can have a significant impact here at home. The earthquake and nuclear meltdown in Japan is just a recent example. The sooner CEOs accept the reality of our fragile markets, the sooner they can begin to figure out how to mitigate risk.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Global Business , Leadership & Strategy June 9 2011

What China’s New Leader Means for Business

Because of China’s politico-strategic framework, it is crucial for CEOs to understand China’s leaders. That’s why CEOs must know Xi Jinping, China’s upcoming new leader, who will likely lead for 10 years.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn China , Global Business May 22 2012

What Do Investment Banks Do?

Corporate strategist and investment banker, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, examines the different facets of investment banking from public offerings, debt and equity securities to M&A and structured finance. Kuhn’s crash course in investment banking will tell a CEO almost all he or she needs to know.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership , Strategy June 21 2011

What M&A Banker Would Rather I Not Write


Methods that manipulate CEOs to pay more

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership , Strategy August 15 2006
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Winning China’s Coming Class Struggle

Because China’s growth hasn’t floated all boats, investors who can address problems resulting from unequal wealth distribution have a powerful opportunity-and the active support of the country’s leaders.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn June 4 2007

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