William R. Dodson
R. Dodson is Managing Director of
Silk Road Communications, L.L.C. He has over
fourteen years experience as a management
consultant specializing product development and international relations.
Silk Road Communications Managing Director William
in Suzhou "performing"
Manufacturing Site Selection in China.
He is a graduate of Cornell University. A former senior
consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., he has worked on consulting
projects in China, Europe, Turkey, Latin America and Canada. He also served as a
senior-level consultant to KPMG Consulting.
He has led management initiatives across a
variety of industries, including: high-tech, higher education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, media and
He has studied Spanish language, Turkish language and has been studying Mandarin Chinese for
five years now, in which he has attained a comfortable conversational level. He now:
research efforts into the China market (sector composition, competition,
opportunities and potential JV partners);
and advises American and Chinese
executives involved in negotiations between American businesses and
companies in China.
He has had published dozens of articles, and has delivered talks to large audiences on
the China markets, cross-cultural communications
in the office place, problem-solving approaches in intercultural business
initiatives, product development methodologies, project management and organizational change, and
negotiation best-practices. He
now writes and speaks on the dimensions of Doing Business in China and Greater Asia.
He is a Contributing Editor to the MWorld Journal of Business Management, a publication of
the The American Management Association (AMA).
He has served as Managing Editor of China Alert, a quarterly publication of the United States-China Chamber of
He also writes a monthly column on cross-cultural issues in
business entitled, "The Cultured Business",
which is also syndicated to the Global Perspectives website of the AMA.
For twenty years now
Bill has been practicing the
Chinese martial art T’ai
Chi Ch’uan (Yang and Wu styles), as well as Broad Sword and Double-edged Sword forms – and still hasn’t gotten any of it right.
He can be reached at contactus@/,
or directly by telephone at +1 (847)630-1271.
Road Communications Managing Director William Dodson with Vice
Mayor of Kunshan and Vice Director of Kunshan Economic and Technical Zone,
Mr. Zhu Feng Quan.
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