Dr Jun Li is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is the Director of Undergraduate and PhD Programmes at Essex Business School. He previously held posts at University of Bedfordshire Business School, University of Central England Business School, and The Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in China . He teaches and researches in the areas of entrepreneurship and policies, innovation management, and social entrepreneurship.
Yonggui Wang is currently a Professor and Academic Director of Dept. of Marketing at Business School, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). Before Joining UIBE, Prof. Wang worked at Business School of Nanjing University as Full Professor and Associate Director of Dept.of Marketing from 2005-2008 and at Business School of Nankai University as Associate Profeesor from 1998-2004. His areas of research are Chinese marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship, and service management. Prof. Wang has published more than 60 articles in numerous academic journals, many of which are Engineering Indexed, and several monographs including his new book, Marketing Competence and Strategic Flexibility in China (Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, UK, 2007). Prof. Wang has been associate editor of Journal of Technology Management in China (JTMC), Editorial Review Board member of the Leadership & Organization Development Journal (LODJ) (Emerald Group Publishing), Editorial Board member of Journal of Chinese Marketing, Journal of Marketing Sciences, International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, International Journal of e-Business Management. He is also on the Directors Board of the China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT).Prof. Wang has been a visiting scholar and invited speaker at many leading institutions all over the world.
Richard Li-Hua has recently joined Salford Business School, Salford University from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. His career in both private commercial companies and the public sector has been marked by its strongly international focus. After a highly successful career as a senior manager in the construction sector in China, with spells in a number of Middle East, Southeast Asia and North African countries, Richard moved to the UK to begin a new career as a university academic in 1997. He worked for 11 years at Northumbria University, where he taught and researched in leadership, strategic challenge and management, technology management, knowledge management and international technology transfer in PhD, DBA and MBA/Master programmes.
Dr Li-Hua is an invited speaker to many international conferences and a widely recognized authority on the strategies for international technology transfer. His research interests currently lie in leadership and strategic management, knowledge management, technology management and, in particular, the effectiveness and appropriateness of technology transfer in China. Dr Li-Hua is also the Founder and current President of China Association for Management of Technology (www.camot.org). Dr Li-Hua advises not only international business, but also the higher education sector and government agencies. He has been Senior Economic Advisor to the Henan Provincial Government, China and International Advisor to ARMCO, Saudi Arabia since 2003.
Dr. Annibal José Scavarda is Associate Professor of Business Management at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, USA, he is Adjunct Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China, and he is Faculty Member at the Kochi International Business School, India. He was Assistant Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (School of Management), Australia. He was post-doctoral fellow at The Ohio State University (Max M. Fisher College of Business), USA, and at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo- FGV-EAESP (Production and Operations Management Dept.), Brazil. Dr. Scavarda received his Ph.D., Master, and undergraduate Degrees in Industrial Engineering and one more undergraduate Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Part of his doctoral studies was undertaken at the University of Minnesota (Curtis L. Carlson School of Management), USA. He has been involved with various research projects, served as Visiting Professor, and/or taught in USA, Brazil, France, Portugal, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Australia. He has experience in teaching in classes from 3 students up to 300 students, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Scavarda has served as reviewer for several conferences and journals (including Decision Sciences Journal and Journal of Supply Chain Management of the Institute for Supply Management). He is the author or co-author of several papers in refereed academic journals (including Decision Sciences Journal, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management). His professional objectives are to act on the interface of the industry and the academy in the fields of Supply Chain Management and Service Management developing applied research, besides teaching.
Walter De Brouwer studied Linguistics at the University of Ghent and did his PhD in Semiotics at the University of Tilburg (Holland). He left academia in 1989 and was involved in several international IPO’s (Stepstone [LSE: sso], Eunet-Qwest [nyse:Q] and stood at the cradle of long-distance carriers in two continents (Eunet, Qwest Communications). He is most known as the founder of Starlab, Europe’s private blue-sky research laboratory (called ‘Nerd Heaven’) that once, like Paul Allen’s Interval and Xerox Parc specialized in highly advanced deep future research. The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera nicknamed him the “Woody Allen del business” because of his übernerd personality. For the anniversary issue of the Wall Street Journal Europe, the paper asked him together with three other guru’s to depict the World in 2023; the others were John Naisbitt (Global Paradox), Bill Ghitis (Dupont) and Shai Agassi (SAP). In 2006 Walter De Brouwer became entrepreneur in residence at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School - Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and the Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Monaco. In 2008 Walter De Brouwer was elected Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA Europe, Brussels) and director of Europe for OLPC, One Laptop Per Child.
Hooi Den Huan graduated with PhD from the University of Manchester and completed the PCMPCL Program at Harvard Business School. He is Associate Dean (Corporate Services) of the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. He has co-authored two bestselling books which have been translated into various East Asian languages: Think ASEAN!(published by McGraw Hill) and Rethinking Marketing (published by Prentice Hall). Dr Den Huan is an elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMUK), as well as a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and a Chartered Management Accountant [CIMA]. He is a Cornell University-Nanyang Technological University Institute of Hospitality Management Advisory Board Member for its Marketing Management and Information Systems track and an Elected Fellow of the Pan Pacific Business Association. Dr Den Huan is also the Secretary-General of the Asia Marketing Federation Foundation and a Founding Member of the Hainan Education Fund.
Wei Fuxiang is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Management, Tianjin Normal University. Professor Wei graduated in 2002 with a PhD from Nankai University after having studied for a BSc and an MBA at Dongbei University of Finance & Economics. Previous academic posts include a professorship at Tianjin University of Commerce and a visiting professorships at the University of Leeds and the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration. Professor Wei’s research specialisms include services marketing and management, service quality evaluation and management, customer value building and measuring. He has published more than ten books and fifty articles as well as a government report on research carried out for the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Jay Kandampully is a professor in services management and hospitality at the Ohio State University. He also serves as the Editor of the international journal, Managing Service Quality and serves on the editorial advisory board of 12 refereed international journals. He holds a PhD in service quality management, and an MBA, specialising in services marketing, both from the University of Exeter. Professor Kandampully is the author of the best selling book Services Management: The New Paradigm in Hospitality (this book has been translated into Chinese), and the lead editor of the book Service Quality Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, which has been translated into Chinese, Korean and Arabic. Professor Kandampully has published over 110 articles and has presented numerous papers at international conferences on issues relating to services management and marketing, service quality, service orientation and service innovations. His recent paper on service orientation received the best paper award at the 2006 International CHRIE conference.
Haiyang Li is assistant professor of strategic management and innovation at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. He earned a Bachelor and a Master in economics from Renmin (People’s) University of China and received a Ph.D. from City University of Hong Kong. Before joining Rice University, he was on the faculty of Department of Management at Texas A&M University. Dr Li’s research interests focus on technology entrepreneurship and innovation (particularly in China’s transition economy), strategic alliances and multinational firms’ innovation in emerging markets, as well as the growth of China's high tech science parks. Thus far, Dr Li has edited a book entitled Growth of New Technology Ventures in China's Emerging Market (2006, Northampton, MA Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.) and has published sixteen articles and five book chapters. Dr. Li has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of High Technology Management Research, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and Multinational Business Review. He won the Best Paper Award in the Sales SIG track at the AMA Winter Marketing Educators' Conference on the 1st of February 2001.
Wei Wang is Managing Director of 2W China Investment Consulting Ltd. Dr Wang has had over fifteen years of international business experience. In particular, he has been at the core of developing a number of multi-million dollar business ventures for a global conglomerate in China. He is author of The China Executive, a world’s top-five bestseller on China business, and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences on China. Following education in China, he received an MBA and PhD in manufacturing engineering from Loughborough University, UK. To explore what China has to contribute to the world in the 21st century, aside from business consulting, he has launched ventures in publishing, health care and education services, and runs thechinaforum.com. Dr Wang’s research interests include: management and leadership, strategy, international business, China and the world, worldviews.
Karen Yuan Wang is Senior Lecturer in School of Management, University of Technology, Sydney and Visiting Professor, School of Business, the Renmin University of China. She received her PhD in management from the University of Wollongong. Her research interests focus on international management, work values, entrepreneurship, leadership, social capital and knowledge management in enterprises in China and cross-culture studies. In addition to her publications in academic journals, she is the first author of Business Culture in China (Reed Academic Publishing Asia), which has been translated from English to Japanese, Indonesian and Korean; China Business Culture: Strategies for Success (Talisman Publishing); Cultural Superiority:The Best Choice to Win Dominance in Competition (XinhuaPress) and Enterprises and Beauty (Shenyang, Liaoning University Press). She is also a co-editor for Cheltenham's Business Networks and Strategic Alliances in China together with Edward Elgar, S. R. Clegg and M. Berrell.
Xiaobo Wu is currently Vice Dean of the School of Management at Zhejiang University, the same institution where he studied electrical engineering and management up to PhD level. He has written numerous papers on his main research interests: technological innovation and management; global manufacturing and strategy; ICT and management change. Professor Wu is also the author of the following books: Blue Book of the Zhejiang Innovation Economy (Zhejiang University Press, 2007), Global manufacturing and secondary innovation: gaining late comer’s advantage (China Machinery Press, 2005), and Theory and Practice of IT Propelling Industrialization (Zhejiang University Press, 2005). Apart from being an active researcher, Professor Wu is also a member of the Steering Committee of Management Studies (State Education Ministry of China), of the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) and a founder member of the Institute for Manufacturing (Cambridge University, UK).
Youmin Xi studied physics at Xi'an Science and Technology University and engineering at M.E and PhD level at Xi'an Jiaotong University. He stayed on at this institution to teach, research and to eventually assume the positions of Dean, Professor and Vice President. Professor Xi has also held visiting professorships at the universities of Western Ontario, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Michigan, the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong, as well as the National University of Singapore among others. Professor Xi’s wide-ranging research interests include evaluation and decision analysis of large scale projects; strategic management and policy analysis; decision-making and decision support systems; managerial behaviour and firm theory. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 academic papers and 15 books in these fields. He is the recipient of many important prizes from the Chinese central government and its ministries, such as the Prize for Young Scientists of China. In addition to his duties at Xi'an Jiaotong, Professor Xi sits on various committees related to business administration and engineering education and research. He is also a director or key member of several academic associations and government think tanks as well as editor of a number of Chinese academic journals. Professor Xi has extensive experience of working with government and enterprise in a management capacity.
Fang Zhao is Senior Lecturer at the School of Management, RMIT University. Her research interests include: entrepreneurship and innovation; E-Business management; knowledge management; and strategic management. Extending these interests, she has written , and had published, numerous books on issues ranging from 'Information Technology Management' to 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation in E-Business', and has also contributed many articles to a range of international journals. In addition to her new role of JCE, Fang Zhao is also on the Editorial Board of Editorial Advisory Board of Idea Group Publishing (USA) and International Journal of E-Business Research (USA)
William S. Lightfoot is Dean of the School of Business and Mass Communication at Brenau University. He was educated at Bucknell University, the University of North Carolina and Capella University. Professor Lightfoot has published articles in numerous academic journals and trade publications and since 2005 has been associate editor of the Journal on Management of Technology in China. He was the founding faculty supervisor of the NeXt Generation Entrepreneur Forum, and served as a member of the Executive Committee at the International University of Monaco, where he was responsible for securing AMBA Accreditation. He is also a partner in SCILS Management Training Center in Finland, and has held numerous positions in technical marketing and sales with Schneider Electric and Eaton Corporation.