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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Monday, September 15th, 2008

One of our profiles features the CEO of BIOCON, India's largest biopharmaceutical company. In the full programme to air on BBC WORLD NEWS on October 10th, Mrs. Mazumdar Shaw speaks of her struggle to gain acceptance in Asia as a WOMAN executive. She also speaks of her commitment to social responsibility in her business; as she puts it - "we are part mercenary and part missionary."

Two questions for "Have your say." Is making it as a WOMAN EXECUTIVE more difficult in Asia than in other parts of the world?

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Corporate Social Responsibility. Especially in developing countries, what level of financial commitment do new industries owe the communities in which they work? Do Asian firms lag behind in this commitment?

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Have Your Say on the Business Leaders making a difference in the region.
Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Vincent Lo, the son of a long time property developer in Hong Kong, entered the China real estate market early: first in Shanghai. He believes that having close personal connections with Chinese officials is an important feature of doing business in China. Another business leader featured in our series on the BBC, Liu Changle, CEO of the Phoenix Television channels, says "connections" or "Guanxi" as the Chinese call it is no longer a key feature of China business. China in the 21st century he says has moved on.

Have your say. Are personal connections or "Guanxi" still an essential ingredient of doing busines in China?"

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