Research Project Maastricht, an initiative supported by Maastricht University, aims to successfully conduct company specific research in emerging economies on a non-profit basis. The project is carried out annually and aspires to meet the unique and specific demands of Dutch firms, varying from small- and medium sized firms to multinational enterprises. RPM is best suited to companies with international ambitions and a global orientation. Each year since 1989, RPM has performed research in emerging economies including Brazil, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. This year the focus will be on the emerging and developing economy of China.
RPM consists of a multi-disciplinary team with twelve highly skilled students in the final phase of their studies. The team members are carefully selected from a large pool of applicants and possess the technical knowledge, as well as the cultural and linguistic skills required to successfully work in an international business environment. The team members’ competences range from legal to social to economic and business studies.
In previous years, RPM has performed various types of research, including market and sector analyses, competitive analyses, identification of investment opportunities, and searching for new distribution channels or possible new business partners. In order to ensure the highest quality research, the current economic, political, legal and cultural environment of China will be analysed extensively. Furthermore, preparatory company specific research is conducted in the Netherlands before departure to China.
Team departure is planned for the beginning of January 2019. Accordingly, from January to April 2019, the RPM team is eager to investigate, explore and evaluate opportunities for your business in China.