Orpea's European-Based Nursing Facilities: Expanding to China
Founded in 1989, Orpea Group (Orpea) was a French nursing care company that had successfully expanded into 10 European countries with a network of about 700 facilities. In early 2016, Orpea opened its first establishment in Asia in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Seeing an increased demand for elderly care in China, the Nanjing government encouraged the company. However, Orpea was facing several challenges, including cultural and legal differences between China and Europe, as well as competition with local companies. Orpea needed to determine how best to test the company's Nanjing facility in the Chinese market and whether or not to pursue further expansion in China. Yan (Anthea) Zhang is affiliated with Rice University. Wenhong Zhang is affiliated with Nanjing University. Zhuo Chen is affiliated with .