Hillsom Achievement Award Laureates, Edition 2014

Dr. Tov Assogbavi



Biographical Statement

Dr. Tov Assogbavi is a Full-Professor of Finance at Laurentian University, President of CISRO Institute of Management. He has a great interest in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) implementation covering various areas such as e-administration,
Dr.Tov Assogbavi

e-evaluation and e-learning. He has developed substantial online course materials for both academic and professional programs. His research has been published in numerous scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, among them the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of African Finance and Economic Development and the International Business & Economics Research Journal. Dr. Assogbavi has served as a member of the Laurentian University Senate and was a member of the Laurentian University Pension Committee. Dr. Assogbavi was the recipient of the Best Empirical/Application Paper Award, 1995 Academy of Business Administration National Conference held in Reno, Nevada USA. He is the founder of the CISRO Institute of Management with a mission to foster and promote education and training in all of the functional and support disciplines of business. Dr. Assogbavi is the founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Global Business Administration (JGBA), the Global Management Conference (GMC). He is the founding Chair of the Hillsom Achievement Award and the AfricaRise Award initiatives. Tov is the founder and CEO of Global Academic Network.

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler



Biographical Statement

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler

Pichler is professor emeritus of political economy and international development at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on international economic issues and finance, development and development strategies, business leadership, entrepreneurial values and attitudes, and on SME structures and related policy issues. Throughout his career, Pichler has held a wide range of advisory positions and consultancies to international organizations such as the World Bank, UNIOD, China Scholarship Council, and International Council for Small Businesses, and he is the recipient of numerous prizes and decorations, most recently being named as Knight, Old Order of St. George. A former Schumpeter fellow at CES, he will be in residence at the Center from February through June of 2007.

Dr. Karl William Viehe



Biographical Statement

Dr. Viehe has been the U.S. Vice Chairman of the Russian - American Securities Law working group. In this capacity, Dr. Viehe was a principal drafter of the Russian Capital Markets legal structure implemented 28 December 1991 by President Yeltsin.
Dr. Karl William Viehe

The co-chairman of the working group was Dr. Yegor Gaidar, named shortly thereafter as Acting Prime Minister, on the Russian side, and, on the American side, Dr. Richard Bernard, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, New York Stock Exchange from 1997 until 2007. Dr. Viehe drafted substantial portions of U.S. AID's Commercial Bank Training Program, also contributing significantly to the commercial bank training program implemented by the World Bank. Dr. Viehe has been an Adjunct Professor of International Law ( and, in 1995, designated as the "Scholar in Residence" at the National Law Center ) at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., and Adjunct Professor of International Business at the American University, Washington, D.C. and a member of the faculty at the International Law Institute, Washington D.C. Dr. Viehe has also taught at St Albans School (National Cathedral School for Boys) and Georgetown Visitation School. Dr. Viehe has twice been Co-chairman, with the General Counsel of the Department of Commerce, of the U.S. Department of Commerce annual conference on "Current Issues in International Trade" and three times co-chairman, with the Internal Revenue Service Assistant Commissioner(International), of the United States Internal Revenue Service's annual conference on "Current Issues in International Taxation." These events have been co-sponsored by The George Washington University. Dr. Viehe has provided legal consultation, guidance and advice on Eurasian market projects to CONOCO, Chrysler Corporation, Marriott, General Motors and a number of other U.S. companies. In 1995, as a member of the Pugwash Society, Dr. Viehe shared in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to that society for its more than half a century working towards world peace. Dr. Viehe has spoken at international conferences and/or meetings in the United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belorussia, Armenia and Georgia and authored more than twenty publications.

Dr. Laszlo Vasa



Biographical Statement

Dr. Laszlo Vasa (35) is vice dean (international affairs) and professor at the School of Economics and Social Sciences, Szent Istvan University (Hungary) where he established the Center for Research of Innovative Technologies. He graduated as agricultural economist and did his PhD in the field of household economics. He made a MBA course at the Webster University, USA. Dr. Vasa is very well international connected; he is honorary professor of the best Central Asian economic University,
Dr. Laszlo Vasa

the Kazakh Economic University named after Ryskulov, visiting professor at several foreign universities in Japan, South Korea, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Armenia and Kazakhstan; member of 11 international scientific journals' editorial board. He speaks English, German and Russian.

Dr. Maurice Grzeda



Biographical Statement

With extensive senior management and professional training in social work and business administration, Maurice Grzeda, Ph.D., brings a unique perspective to the practice of management. Building on a 16-year career as a practicing manager and executive in the not-for-profit sector,
Dr. Maurice Grzeda

Dr. Grzeda has an integrated approach to addressing the challenges faced by management, informed by his practical first hand experience and knowledge and his involvement in leading edge management research. Dr. Grzeda dedicates his efforts to helping managers develop the complex skills and insights needed to effectively lead organizations in the contemporary business environment. Dr. Grzeda received a Master's degree in social work from Hunter College in New York and subsequently completed an MBA degree followed by a Ph.D. in Administration, both from Concordia University in Montreal. He has extensive teaching experience in the Canadian university sector. He is Professor of Management at Laurentian University's Faculty of Management where he teaches courses in OB/HRM primarily at the graduate level. He holds an appointment as Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University and has previously taught at Concordia University, Montreal, and Bishop's University in Lennoxville. His research interests are primarily in the areas of spirituality in management, management education and development and careers. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management Learning, Career Development International, the Journal of Career Development, the Journal of Management Development, the Journal of Education for Business, the Business Review, the Journal for Educators Online, the Journal of American Academy of Business and the Business Renaissance Quarterly. Dr. Grzeda is currently co-editor of the Journal of Global Business Administration, and the Vice-Chair of the Global Management Conference. Within the Sudbury region, Dr. Grzeda has conducted workshops for the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, the Sudbury General Hospital, Sudbury Hydro, and Laurentian University. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values, and the North American Case Research Association.

Dr. Ir. Hotniar Siringoringo, M.Sc.



Biographical Statement

Dr. Ir. Hotniar Siringoringo, M.Sc. is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics and is also the Director of Research Institute of Gunadarma University, Indonesia. She has a rich background in the various areas of Research and organizing National and International level business management conferences. She is also the member of National Assessment and Accreditation Council and Research Proposal Review
Dr. Hotniar Siringoringo

Committee in Indonesia. Dr. Siringoringo has contributed immensely to the field of Consumer Behavior which is her area of interest. She has published and presented the research papers both in National and International conferences. She has also been actively contributing in review of research papers in national and international journals of repute. Some of these prominently include Journal of International Marketing, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, and African Journal of Agricultural Research. She has also published books on Statistics, Research Methodology, System Simulation and Operation research – independently and jointly. Presently she is involving on Consumer Behavior book writing as a foreigner expert which is sponsored by the European Union. She has also successfully liaised with various universities all across Europe, Asia and America for student exchange and development programmes.
Dr. Siringoringo is at present diversifying her research interest in the area of Knowledge Management and extensively involved in working on KM models.

Ms. Lisa Chillingworth



Biographical Statement

Lisa Sanchez is a project and management consulting executive with 20 years' experience in strategic consulting, operations and program implementation. She is a professional practitioner and has been
Ms. Lisa Sanchez

responsible for leading the feasibility, planning and execution of large scale projects for many industries in both public and private sector environments. Ms. Sanchez is a skilful communicator and presenter of counsel to senior management, with an impressive record of achieving results. She is effective working with large, international stakeholder communities, including client representatives, project teams, technical contributors, consultants and service providers. Ms. Sanchez further provides project leadership training to a wide variety of organizations and assists in the establishment of project management offices (PMOs). Ms. Sanchez ensures that client solutions are delivered through the rigorous application of project management methodologies and principles. She further facilitates capital project decision making and the conducting of pre-project needs assessments, options analysis, feasibility studies, risk assessments, financial analysis, and the development of project business cases. Ms. Sanchez possesses strong business acumen and an enterprise-wide perspective, and is therefore customarily retained for the most challenging projects requiring adept knowledge and fortitude. An area of interest for Ms. Sanchez is to bring together academic and professional disciplines to realize the synergies and benefits of partnership. She works with academic and business communities to facilitate this alignment and integration for mutual benefit, and introduces project management as an effective means to assist in bridging this gap. Ms. Sanchez obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto, Canada. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP), LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and holds a Master's degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec, Canada. Ms. Sanchez is a published author and a PhD candidate at Szent István University in Hungary.

Dr. Peter Luk



Biographical Statement

Peter Luk has been the Dean of Faculty of Management at Laurentian University since July 1, 2008. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Marketing and Tourism.
Prior to joining Laurentian University, he spent 28 years at Ryerson
Dean Peter Luk

University in Toronto as a marketing professor in the first 14 years and the last 14 years in academic administration in various capacities such as program director, student affairs director, school director, and associate dean. Peter was instrumental in many of the community outreach programs and for a number of years served as an external member of CMA's complaints committee (Certified Management Accountant). Peter is a true supporter of the polytechnic model whereby both academic qualifications and industry experience are equally valued in the provision of practical business education for the development of future business leaders. At Laurentian University, he leads the School of Commerce and the School of Sport Administration in their bachelor and master programs, both on campus and on-line being active in both the Sudbury main campus and the satellite programs at Barrie. Again, his priorities are the appropriate blending of theory and practice so as to provide the kind of university education that can be of quality and capable of delivering meaningful differences.
His priorities at Laurentian are to move toward AACSB accreditation, an international recognition of quality and continuous improvement. It is important that Laurentian becomes a university of choice as well as a useful incubator for future leaders of all kinds. This AACSB accreditation would no question bring Laurentian closer to this goal. He has initiated the drive toward AACSB accreditation at Ryerson University and Ryerson has earned its prestigious accreditation in August 2011.
Amongst some of Dean Luk's many priorities are to update and expand the building for the Faculty of Management; to build a strong relationship between Laurentian and international universities and increase international recruitment exponentially; Establishing a state-of-art campus in Barrie is also a top priority.

Dr. Komlan Sedzro



Biographical Statement

Dr. Komlan Sedzro is Full Professor of Finance at the school of management of the University of Québec in Montreal (ESG-UQAM). He is currently director of the Ph.D. program in administration and was the former director of the graduate programs in finance. Before joining ESG-UQAM in 1998, he was professor at the University of Quebec en
Dr. Komlan Sedzro

Outaouais. Dr. Sedzro has also served as a consultant on various topics and for various organizations such as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, the Federation des Caisses Populaires Desjardins Richelieu Yamaska, the Institute of Canadian Bankers, the Canadian Revenu Agency and the Montreal Stock Exchange.
On the academic side, Dr. Sedzro teaches various courses in finance at the graduate and the undergraduate level and has supervises many graduate and Ph.D. thesis. His research interests are diverse and range from portfolio management, banking, microfinance, corporate finance and operational research. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work at numerous conferences including the Australasian Finance and Banking Association, Global management conference, l'Association Française de Finance, the Institute for Operation Research and Management Science, Administrative Science Association of Canada, The International Conference on Multi-objective Programming and Goal Programming, The Multinational Finance Society. He has co-chaired the 39th annual conference of the Administrative Science Association of Canada in 2011 (Montreal July 2-5th). He has also chaired three International Conferences of the Institute of Mathematical Finance of Montreal. The major publications of Dr. Sedzro include European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Wealth Management, Canadian Journal of Business Administration, FINECO, INFOR, Journal of Business & Economics Research, Global Journal of Business Administration, Journal of International Business and Economics. He also serves as associate editor of FINECO and Journal of Global Business Administration.

Dr. Soumodip Sarkar



Biographical Statement

Soumodip Sarkar is a professor in the Department of Management, University of Evora, Portugal, and researcher at CEFAGE-UE. He received his PhD in Economics from Northeastern University, Boston
Dr. Soumodip Sarkar

in 1995. He previously worked at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) and later CID, Kennedy School, Harvard University. Professor Sarkar is currently the Dean of Doctoral School (IIFA), of the University of Évora where he is also the coordinator of the Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His research interests are innovation, entrepreneurship and international business. He has published papers in many scientific journals and is in the editorial board of four international scientific journals. He is a project leader in many Portuguese and European projects and has been a consultant to the USAID and Nathan Associates. He holds copyrights to the integrated innovation model developed by him along with simulation software.
He was a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Center, Harvard University, in 2006. His book on innovation entitled: Innovation, Market Archetypes and Outcome was published in 2007, published by Springer-Verlag. Another book on entrepreneurship and innovation Empreendedorismo e Inovação, published in Portuguese, by Escolar Editora, has been released in September of 2007. In 2008 was published his third book on the Entrepreneurial Innovator, published by Elsevier-Campus in Brazil. He has given diverse talks and workshops all over the world, and has been invited to speak among other places including at the Helsinki School of Economics, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts, Indian School of Management etc. He is also a sought after speaker on innovation for senior managers and organizations all over the world as well as advising firms on innovation management and growth. In 2008, he was considered one of the top 100 experts internationally by the World Economic Forum (WEF Innovation 100).

Mr. Christian Wolf



Biographical Statement

Mr. Christian Wolf is the founding director of the Lupcon Center for Business Research, a German research institute with the mission to
Mr. Christian Wolf

enhance the collaboration between business and academia. Besides organizing conferences and editing books, the research center publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of Business and Economics in Times of Crisis, of which Wolf serves as managing editor. Wolf also serves on the boards of external organizations, for example through his presence on the editorial board of "Wealth - International Journal of Money, Banking and Finance" of the India-based Institute for Technology and Management in Mumbai.
Mr. Wolf has also been working as an independent consultant for small and mid-sized companies since the 2008 financial crisis, helping his German business clients in the areas of strategic management, pricing, and marketing.
He conducted his graduate studies at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. Wolf also graduated summa cum laude from Siena College - a small liberal arts college in New York - where he studied business and philosophy.

Dr. Peter J. Buckley



Biographical Statement

Peter J Buckley (BA (Econ), York; MA, East Anglia; PhD Economics, Lancaster; Dr hc (Uppsala)) is Professor of International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, (CIBUL), UK. CIBUL was rated as the top international business research group in the world based on publications in leading journals (International Business Review) 2006. He has published 26 books in
Dr. Peter J. Buckley

English, including one in German, and many of these have been translated into other languages. He has edited 17 further books. He was listed as one of the most "successful Academic Writers" in The Times Higher Education Supplement (January 2006). He has published over 175 refereed articles in European, American and Japanese journals including twenty contributions to the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). His work is very heavily cited – the Social Science Citation Index lists over 1650 citations, Google Scholar lists over 8500 citations. He was elected a Fellow of AIB in 1985 for "outstanding achievements in international business". He is also a Fellow of the British Academy of Management (BAM), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). In December 1998 he was made an Honorary Professor at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China. He is also an Honorary Member of the 48 Group Club. He was President of the Academy of International Business 2002-04 and served as Immediate Past President 2004-06. He was awarded the Viipuri Prize for his "Outstanding record in the field of International Business research" (September 2006). In August 2008 he was awarded the Academy of Management International Management Division, Booz Allen Hamilton Strategy and Business Eminent Scholar in Management Prize. On 22nd January 2010 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is currently Chair of the European International Business Academy (2009-2012). He was awarded the Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor in the University of International Buiness and Economics (UIBE), Beijing), 2010. He has been awarded the Richard Whipp Award (British Academy of Management) "For considerable and sustained contribution to International Business", 2011 and Senior Advisor to World Development Report (UNCTAD) 2011.

Dr. Andrew Atherton



Biographical Statement

Andrew Atherton is a Professor of Enterprise and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University and an expert in SME policy and China. Professor Atherton joined Lancaster University in January 2013 from Lincoln University where he was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and led on major university initiatives on employer engagement and enterprise. This included establishing the first new School of Engineering in the UK for more than 20 years, in partnership with Siemens, and developing new approaches and strategies to
Dr. Andrew_Atherton

enterprise and employability that have seen increases in partnerships with employers, improved graduate employability and higher levels of external research and related grant income. Andrew worked at Durham University from 1995 to 2002, latterly as Head of Department and before that as Director of the Policy Research Unit within the Small Business Centre, Durham University Business School. He has advised national and regional government as well as major bilateral and multilateral agencies on policy development and implementation, as well as leading major projects to establish enterprise development centres in Central and Eastern Europe and China. Professor Atherton has degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Yale and publishes on enterprise, SME development and related areas of economic development and regeneration in leading international journals and policy publications. Current research interests and areas of activity include: Enterprise and SME policy, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Local and regional development, Social dynamics and aspects of entrepreneurship, Business start-up/new venture creation.

Dr. Xielin Liu



Biographical Statement

Professor of School of Management, Director of Research Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management, University of Chinese Academy of Science. Vice President of Chinese Association of Science of Science and Technology policy. From February of 1995 to August of 1995, he was a visiting fellow in Sloan School of Management,MIT.
Dr. Xielin_Liu

From December of 2004 to Feb of 2005, he was a visiting professor in Hitochibashi University of Japan. From Sept.to Dec.of 2006, he was a visiting professor in Stockholm School of Economics. From Nov-Dec.of 2010, he was Pacific Leadership Fellow in University of California, San Diego. From April of 1994 to Sept. of 1996, he was an assistant professor in Tsinghua University. From Oct.1996 to June of 2006, he was a professor in National Research Center for S&T for Development, Ministry of Science and Technology. His research areas mainly cover innovation policy, management of technology and innovation,management of entrepreneurship. He has published a lot of papers in Research Policy, Technovation, Journal of Management Studies,International Journal of Innovation Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Science and Public Policy.

Dr. Oded Shenkar



Biographical Statement

Oded Shenkar holds degrees in East-Asian (Chinese) Studies and Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD from Columbia University, where his dissertation on the Chinese bureaucracy involved work in the department of Sociology, the Graduate School of Business, and the East-Asian Institute. He is currently the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, where he heads the international business area,and is also a member of the Centers for Chinese Studies
Dr. Oded Shenkar

and for Near East Studies. Professor Shenkar has been a Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Peking University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), and the International University of Japan, among many others. Professor Shenkar has published a hundred scientific articles in leading journals such as The Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of International Business studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review, among many others. His books include Organization and Management in China 1979-1990 (M.E. Sharpe), International Business in China (Routledge, w. L. Kelley), Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management(Prentice-Hall), The Handbook of International Management Research (University of Michigan Press, with B.J. Punnett), International Business (Wiley; Sage -2nd edition- with Yadong Luo), the Handbook of Strategic Alliances (Sage, with Jeff Reuer), The Chinese Century (Wharton School Publishing), which has been translated into twelve languages, and Copycats: how smart companies use imitation to gain a strategic edge (Harvard Business Press), which has been translated into six languages. His work has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Daily Mail (UK), Liberation (France), the International Herald Tribune, Time, Business Week, the Economist, Chief Executive magazine, the Associated Press, Reuters, Nikkei Financial Daily, the China Daily, Reference News (China), and The China Business Weekly, as well as on radio (e.g., NPR, CBS) and TV (BBC, CNN, Reuters, ABC, Canada Business TV, Korean TV, Bloomberg). Professor Shenkar has been an advisor to firms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, China and Israel (e.g., Battelle, Diamond Power International, Netafim, Shepherd Coloring, Wal-Mart Stores), governments (e.g., Department of Business and Economic Development, State of Hawaii) international institutions (e.g., ILO) and universities (e.g., the Chinese University of Hong Kong). He appeared before the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission and the Western Governors Association, among others, and is a past Vice President and Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Dr. Richard T Harrison



Biographical Statement

Professor Harrison is currently Co-Director of the Centre for Strategic Leadership and member of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at Edinburgh University Business School. He was formerly Head of Queen's University Management School, Belfast, UK, and has previously worked at Aberdeen and Ulster universities.He has almost 30 years academic and applied research experience in entrepreneurship,
Dr. Richard T Harrison

business development, regional economic policy and company strategy development and implementation. This research experience has been gained in academic environments in the UK, with international research experience in the EU, Pacific Rim (particularly China, Malaysia and Australia), Africa (Rwanda, Kenya) and North America (particularly Canada). He has also had a number of years in applied regional economic research and policy analysis. His major research interests lie in entrepreneurship and economic development, and specifically in the area of access to early stage risk capital: he is a leading authority internationally on business angel finance and early stage venture capital, and has worked with government departments and agencies in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Australia, United States, EU, OECD, Canada (inter alia) on research and policy in the early stage capital market. He has also executive education experience in providing courses on leadership development, family business, corporate entrepreneurship, and on strategy and business development, for private and government sector clients. In addition, he has written extensively on regional economic development policies, entrepreneurship and business development, university spin-outs and commercialisation strategies, early stage venture capital and business angel markets, financing innovation, developing commercialisation strategies for major university research institutes, entrepreneurship and management in China, gender and entrepreneurship, attracting and retaining talent in regional economies, and the development of technology clusters. His recent books include Entrepreneurial Learning (Routledge 2008) and Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Edward Elgar 2015).

Dr. Klaus E. Meyer



Biographical Statement

Dr. Klaus E. Meyer joined CEIBS in 2011 as Professor of Strategy and International Business. He teaches in the areas of Strategic Management, International Business, Global Strategy, and Business in Emerging Markets. He previously taught at the University of Bath, University of Reading, Copenhagen Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as National Cheng-chi University in Taipei. He graduated with a PhD from London Business
Dr. Klaus E. Meyer

School. Dr. Meyer's research focuses on strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies. He is in particular interested in how firms adapt their business strategies to the specific conditions prevailing in each emerging economy. He has thus investigated foreign investor's choice of entry mode and foreign acquisitions in transition economies. Recent research investigates multinational enterprises originating from emerging economies such as China, focusing in particular on how the home country context shapes the strategies of international growth. His work has been published in over 50 scholarly articles in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal, and he authored five books, including with Mike Peng the textbook "International Business" (Cengage Learning, 2011). Dr. Meyer has been elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and is currently also the Vice President of the AIB with responsibility for the 2014 annual conference in Vancouver, Canada. Moreover, he serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Management and Organization Review, and as Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Dr. David Brown



Biographical Statement

David Brown is a senior academic with a strong industry background. In his role as Director of LCMC he has prioritized the building of partnerships and the fostering of Sino-UK relationships through personal leadership in education, management research and management development.He is the author of over 100 publications, including three edited books on management transition on China. His research in strategy, e-business and innovation has attracted strong funding from the EU, UK government and the UN. This includes the 2013 £5.4m Catalyst
Dr. David Brown

project linking UK SMEs with China focused on technology innovation. His contribution to UK-China collaboration has been recognized by the UK Department of Trade and Industry with personal awards in 2008 and 2013. In China he was appointed as Fellow Professor at Renmin University, life award and elected to the Chinese Management Science Society. Prior to his academic career David Brown worked for 11 years in industry and consultancy, including Liverpool Central Oil and Lloyds of London.

Dr. Stephen J. Havlovic (Steve)



Biographical Statement

Steve is Dean of the Faculty of Management at Laurentian University. He and his wife, Susan, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last
Dr. David Brown

May. They have two children ages 12 and 15. Prior to his arrival at Laurentian University, he was Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York at Alfred. He served as Dean of the School of Management at the SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome where he led the faculty to initial AACSB International accreditation. Steve was a tenured Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and Simon Fraser University. While at Simon Fraser, Steve received the "Canada Trust Distinguished Teacher Award". Steve teaches International Human Resource Management two weeks each year as a Professor Invité at IAE-Lille in France. Shortly after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, Steve taught Human Resource Management courses in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Prior to his academic career, he worked in Labor Relations for the Ford Motor Company and in Human Resources for the Ohio Edison Company. His research publications focus on topics involving quality of work life and industrial democracy. In 1993, Steve won the best paper prize from the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and in 1999, he received the best paper award from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. Steve received his Ph.D. in Labor & Human Resources with a minor in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University. Steve is a member of Rotary International of Sudbury, Ontario, the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, and the International Industrial Relations Association. Steve and his family have hosted exchange students from Japan, France, Mexico, Germany, and Austria.