Stephen Akard is Director of International Development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). He oversees Indiana’s overseas economic development offices for the IEDC and is responsible for the state’s efforts to attract international investors. Akard is a native of Indianapolis and earned undergraduate degrees in economics and French from Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis (1986), a law degree from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (1989), and an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business (1989). Prior to joining the IEDC, Akard served as a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. At the Department of State, he held positions as a Special Assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell, as a Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, and as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay), India. Following law school, Akard was a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge James E. Noland. He also practiced law in Indianapolis and was an instructor at the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.
Fred Armstrong is serving his fourth term as Mayor of Columbus, Indiana. He is the first Democrat in 12 years to hold the office of Mayor, and is also the first German-Lutheran to ever be elected to that office. Mayor Armstrong was born October 18, 1947 and is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Indiana. He was educated at Columbus High School, Indiana State University, and Indiana University/Purdue University in Columbus. He served in the United States Army from 1967-1969, and is a veteran of Viet Nam, where he earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. Mayor Armstrong was a Columbus City Police officer from 1969 until his retirement in 1989. He held various ranks in the police department, beginning as a Patrolman up through Captain. During his last seven years in the Police Department, he served as Public Relations Officer. After retirement from the police department, Mr. Armstrong joined the private sector and worked for Pyramid Paper Company in Columbus as Sales Manager. In 1992 he was elected to the Columbus City Council, where he served until he was elected Mayor. As Mayor, Mr. Armstrong serves on the Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety, presides over the Columbus City Council, is a member of the Economic Development Board, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, The Heritage Fund Board of Directors, The Community Education Coalition Executive Committee, Columbus Enterprise Development Corporation, Bartholomew County Emergency Planning Committee and Solid Waste Management District. He serves as a member of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Legislative Committee and represents IACT on the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy Committee.
Michael Barbalas (柏迈高) is the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Prior to joining AmCham, he was Managing Director, Andrew Telecommunications (China) Co. Ltd., from 1997 to 2006. He previously served on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and was Vice Chairman in 2005. He also had held several management positions in Tianjin, China for Management Technologies International and in Hong Kong for Friends of China Foundation. He holds a B.S degree in Chemistry from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University. Michael is a frequent speaker on operational excellence, leadership development and foreign investment in China.
Gregory A. Ballard was elected as the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis on November 6, 2007. A native Hoosier, Mayor Ballard was raised on the east side of Indianapolis and is a proud graduate of Cathedral High School. After earning his undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University, Mayor Ballard entered the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he served in the Persian Gulf War and upon his retirement, was awarded the Legion of Merit. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years service. After leaving the Marine Corps, Mayor Ballard successfully transitioned to the corporate world. He worked for several years as North American Operations Manager for Bayer in Indianapolis. He also is the author of The Ballard Rules: Small Unit Leadership. Mayor Ballard has been active in the community, serving as a tutor and an Advisory Board Member for the Lilly Boys and Girls Club, as a contributing editor to both the Indiana Minority Business Magazine and the Indiana Parenting Magazine, and as founder of the Indianapolis Writers Group. Mayor Ballard resides in Pike Township with Winnie, his wife of 25 years. Their son, Greg, Jr. and daughter, Erica, recently graduated from Indiana University. Mayor Ballard is proud that despite the many places they lived throughout their military childhoods, his family still considers Indianapolis their hometown.
Dan Brindle was named Director of Corporate Affairs for Eli Lilly and Company’s Intercontinental Region & Japan in November 2008. Prior to this position, he was based in Hong Kong and Beijing for 9 years where he held several leadership positions for Lilly in Asia, including: Vice President of Lilly’s Business Development for Asian Operations, General Manager of Lilly’s Hong Kong affiliate, as well as Director for Corporate & Government Affairs for Lilly’s former Asian Operations Region. While in Hong Kong, Dan was appointed by former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Suwit Khunkitti, to be an original Member of the Board of Directors to the Thailand Center for the Life Sciences (T-CELS), a government entity created by then Prime Minister Thaksin to increase Thailand’s competitiveness in attracting investment in the life sciences. He also served in a variety of advisory capacities to government bodies in China, India, Pakistan, and Taiwan. Prior to joining Eli Lilly and Company in 1999, he served as Legislative Counsel to then United States Senator Frank H. Murkowski and was responsible for a wide-range of issues, including Foreign Relations / Asian Affairs, Military issues and international resource issues.
E. Roy Budd is Executive Director of Energize-ECI, a regional non-profit economic development entity for East Central Indiana. Energize-ECI is a collaborative organization for ten counties which consist of Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush and Wayne to coordinate and facilitate local economic development, workforce issues, and federal grants to enhance the region’s economic development. Prior to his current position, Budd was the founder of Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm located in Boston, Massachusetts, dealing with workforce and economic development issues for non-profit organizations. He is the former President and CEO of Opportunity, Inc., of Hampton Roads, Virginia. At Opportunity, Inc. (Virginia’s largest workforce development program), Budd’s responsibilities included strategic planning, board management, resource and grant development (over a 17.5 million dollar program), and served as Chief Executive Officer. He also initiated several new programs for military spouses, incumbent workers’ career ladders, and industry clusters/sectoral development for key industry groups in the region. Prior to joining Opportunity, Inc., Budd was the Executive Director of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center for Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, one of the first workforce development centers located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Budd has published several articles on workforce and economic development for several national and regional publications such as the Economic Development Review and Jobs for the Future Nationals WINS Project. He has been active in grant development having been awarded grants for workforce development by the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Virginia (exceeding 25 million dollars). He currently advises and consults with private and public sector clients on board management issues, grant development, strategic planning, and workforce development. Budd holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also holds a Master of Business Education degree from Virginia State University. Budd is a certified Master Consultant from Business Retentions and Expansion International (BREI) and holds a certification from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Budd is married to Jo Ann Gora, President of Ball State University. He can be reached at 765.254.1420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cao Zhenghan (曹正汉) is a Professor in the School of Economics and Director of its Economics Research Institute. His research focuses on local Chinese government and regional economic development as well as Chinese land policies. Cao engages in extended field research in Chinese township, village and county governments. He is the author of A Village Commune in a Market Economy: The Institutional Changes in a Chinese Village (1980-2002) (2004), How Cultural Beliefs Shape the Evolution of Institutions (2005), and numerous articles on privatization, civil society, the role of local government in development institutions, and land reform.
Angella Castille (J.D., University of Notre Dame) is vice chair of the international practice at Baker & Daniels, LLP. She counsels public and private companies, partnerships, joint ventures, offshore companies and other business entities on international transactions and general business matters, including share and asset acquisitions, establishment of joint ventures and foreign subsidiaries, contract manufacturing, licensing transactions, distribution and sales representative agreements. Angie also counsels clients on compliance with trade regulations, including import regulations and export controls. She also has in-house experience. From August 1999 through May 2000, Angie served as Associate General Counsel at Holy Cross Health System Corporation and was involved with the combination of Holy Cross Health System Corporation with Mercy Health Services to form Trinity Health Corporation.
Chen Ling (陈凌) received his Ph.D. in economics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, in 1995. Now he is Professor of Economics and Vice Dean of College of Economics, Zhejiang University and Professor of Management and Director of the Institute of Family Business, City College, Zhejiang University. His main research fields are family business research (especially succession and corporate governance) and comparative business history (especially modern transformation of family business in different countries). He has published 6 books and over 60 articles in social science journals in Chinese and English. Prof. Chen speaks Chinese (mother tongue), German and English excellently. In recent years, Prof. Chen has been Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar in Germany, Canada, Singapore and Italy. He has made keynote speeches in English in over 20 international conferences.
Chen Xudong (陈旭东) is Professor in the School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She earned her M.A. in Economics from Indiana University at Bloomington, studied at Valparaiso University and Munich University of Germany as a visiting scholar, and participated joint research projects at Michigan State University, Free University of Netherlands and the National University of Singapore. The main courses she is teaching or has taught are Managerial Economics (Graduate), Corporate Governance (Undergraduate), International Business (Undergraduate) and Industrial Organization (Undergraduate). Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and corporate competitive strategy; development of small and medium-sized business and government policies; technical barrier to trade; SA8000; and international business.
Kevin Collins (J.D., Stanford University) is Associate Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington. He joined the law faculty in 2004, bringing a diverse range of academic and professional experience to his scholarship and teaching. His research is focused in patent law and intellectual property law, and he teaches courses in both subjects at Indiana Law. In 2007, Collins earned the IU Trustees Teaching Award for his excellence in the classroom. Collins is also interested in the intersection of law and architecture. Before earning his JD from Stanford University, he earned a master's degree in architecture from Columbia University and spent several years as an architect and lead designer on projects in New York and France. A registered architect in the state of New York, he taught a seminar in 20th-century architectural history at Yale and studio design courses at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. At the Law School, he puts this background to use in his Law and Architecture course.
Marc Dollinger is a Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His textbook, Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Resources was first published in 1995 and is now in its fourth edition. His 1990 paper, The Evolution of Collective Strategies in Fragmented Industries, was awarded the Best Paper Award by the Academy of Management Review. Marc’s teaching and research focus has been on entrepreneurship. His most current work examines the effect of mega-events (like the Indianapolis 500? and the Beijing Olympics of 2008) on entrepreneurship. He has written extensively about small business and entrepreneurship and has authored over 50 articles and presentations. Marc teaches a variety of entrepreneurship classes in the school’s undergraduate program and in the online Kelley Direct MBA program. He is also the chair of the school’s Teaching Excellence Committee.
Barbara Flynn is the Richard M. and Myra Louise Buskirk Professor of Manufacturing Management in the Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis; Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research in the Kelley School of Business, Bloomington; and Senior Associate of IU’s Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business. She is one of the world’s leading authorities on international manufacturing, supply chains, quality management, operations strategy, global competitiveness.
Michael Furst is currently is the Managing Director & CEO of Beijing-based New Garden Education Group, which invests in China's education sector, including schools for Chinese kids and is active in other parts of the Chinese education sector. He has lived in China for almost 18 years & in Beijing for 12 years. He has been the Exec. Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (1998-2003), a professor of business & economics at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies and a professor & dean at the Beijing International MBA Programs at Peking University's China Center for Economic Research. Mike has been an advisor to both the Chinese and U.S. governments on economic and trade policies and was a key participant in advising both on China's accession to the WTO. He He serves on a number of corporate, educational and NGO boards. In the 1970's, Mike studied for two years with Peter Drucker. In the real world, Mike plays with his dogs (3 Siberian Huskies & their dog, a Havanese), plots out visits to his 3 kids & 3 grandkids, plays his Martin 00-18 guitar, takes photos and goes skiing.Mike is also the writer, editor & publisher of a China-related blog: http://beijingeye.blogspot.com.
Ryan Hou (侯俊傑) was born in Taiwan 1957. He holds a Master Degree of Public Administration from State University of New York at Albany in 1985. Ryan worked as computer software consultant for 15 years. He started the LHP Software with partner David Glass in 2001, and has generated 130 high tech jobs in Columbus so far. Ryan founded the Columbus Chinese School in 2000. He was the President of Columbus Chinese Association from 2000 to 2002. In 2006, he was appointed by the Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong as the Vice Mayor in charge of international business.
Huang Ping (黄屏) has been the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago since 2007. Prior to assuming this post, he served in several important positions in the Chinese government: Deputy Director General of the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2007), Vice Mayor of Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province (2002-2004), Couselor and Consul General of the Chinese Embassy to Canada (1999-2002), and Dvision Chief, Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-1997), and Attache and then Third Secretary of the Chinese Embassy to the USA (1988-1990. Born in 1963 in Anhui Province, Huang Ping graduated from East China Normal University.
Dennis Kelley began China trade in 1978 and was the first Cummins manager assigned to China business development. Cummins was a global leader in technology transfer and contract negotiations in China in the late 1970s - early 1980s. He later opened Cummins office in Beijing in 1982. In 1986 Cummins and Dennis co-founded Pacific World Trade, an Indianapolis based company with an office in Beijing. In 1987 the state of Indiana hired PWT to represent Indiana’s economic development activity in China and PWT continues in that role today. Today Dennis is President & CEO of Pacific World Trade and President of Pacific Nuclear Solutions, a division of PWT. Dennis received a B.A. degree from DePauw University and a Master’s of International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dennis has made numerous speeches and presentations on China trade since 1980. He also has authored and presented several research papers on nuclear waste treatment.
Scott Kennedy (甘思德) (Ph.D., George Washington University, 2002) is Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and East Asian Languages & Cultures and Director of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business (RCCPB) at Indiana University. His research interests include government-business relations, policymaking, global governance, and US-China relations. He is author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005) and articles in China Quarterly, China Journal, Political Science Quarterly, World Policy Journal, and elsewhere. He is also editor of China Cross Talk: The American Debate over China Policy since Normalization: A Reader (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). His current research projects focus on China’s growing role in global governance and the evolution of corporate political activity in China. During the 2008-09 academic year, he is a Fulbright research scholar at Peking University’s School of International Studies.
Donald F. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Executive Director; at the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University - Bloomington. He is considered a national leader in the entrepreneurial field authoring 24 books, including Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice (a leading entrepreneurship book adopted in universities across the globe). Professor Kuratko has published 180 articles in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, & Journal of Operations Management. Under Professor Kuratko's leadership, the Indiana University Entrepreneurship Program has been ranked #1 among public universities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. The National Academy of Management honored Professor Kuratko with the highest award bestowed in entrepreneurship – the prestigious Entrepreneurship Advocate Award - for his contributions to the development and advancement of the discipline of entrepreneurship.
Leng Shuai (冷帅) is an attorney with the Deheng Law Firm. Founded in 1993 and based in Jinan, capital of Shandong province, Deheng also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Hong Kong, Seoul, Berlin, and Chicago. Mr. Leng received his LLM from IU's Maurer School of Law in 2007.
Dan Li (李丹) is an Assistant Professor of International Business in the Kelley Business School at Indiana University, and a Senior Associate in IU’s Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business. She received her Ph.D. from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University in 2005. Dr. Li’s research focuses on the management of multinational enterprises, particularly in the areas of international strategic alliances. Her work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management, Management International Review, Multinational Business Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Asian Business Studies, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Research in Global Strategic Management, and Economía Industrial. Dr. Li is a member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business, founding member of the International Association of Chinese Management Research, and senior associate of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business at Indiana University.
Li Youxing (李有星) is Professor and Vice Dean of the Guanghua School of Law and Dean of the JM Center at Zhejiang University. He is also a lawyer and arbitrator, President of Finance Law Society of Zhejiang Province and Vice President of the province’s Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise Law Society, a standing committee member of the China Securities Law Society, and Director the China Commercial Law Society. He is a specialist in commercial, corporate, and securities law. He has written 20 books and over 50 articles and undertaken research projects at the university, provincial and ministerial levels. He has been the recipient of, among others, the Third Zhejiang Provincial Outstanding Young Jurist Prize and the Hong Kong Huang Qianheng Outstanding Professor Research Prize. His email address is: email@example.com.
Liang Shangshang (梁上上) is a professor at the Guanghua Law School at Zhejiang University and secretary-general of the Zhejiang Provincial Legal Institutions Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. in law from Tsinghua University. He is a specialist in commercial law, corporate law, and property law. He has written several articles published in Law Research, one of China’s leading legal journals.
Ling Lanfang (凌兰芳) is the Chairman of the Board of the Silk Road Group. Located in Huzhou City, in northern Zhejiang Province, Silk Road is a diversified company with over 2,000 employees. In addition to being one of China’s leading silk manusfacturers, it also has businesses in home decoration, clothing, and energy commodities. Chairman Ling has been selected as one of Zhejiang Province’s leading private entrepreneurs and recognized as a “national progressive re-employment individual.”
Marjorie A. Lyles is the OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration and Professor of International Strategic Management, Indiana University Kelley School and a Senior Associate of IU’s Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business. With more than 30 years of experience in international business research, Marjorie Lyles has worked with firms, both in the U.S. and abroad, to study the influences of joint ventures, global leadership, alliances and partnerships on organizational learning and company management, strategy and performance. She was the founding director of the IU Center on Southeast Asia and spent considerable time in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. The primary focus of her current international relational research is on China, specifically investigating why some Chinese firms are investing outside of the country, cross-cultural teamwork, R&D centers in China, and building Chinese alliances. She first did work in China with the U.S. Department of Commence in 1986 where she consulted with Chinese managers about how to form joint ventures, develop technology licensing, and attract foreign partners. Since 1999 she has been taking Kelley MBAs to China to do consulting with Chinese firms and/or to meet with officials, business managers, and foreign firms.
Vincent Tianquan Mo (莫天全) is Chairman of the Board and CEO, SouFun Holdings Limited, a company he founded in 1999. From 1994 to 1996 Mr. Mo served as a general manager for Asia at Teleres, a venture of Dow Jones & Co. and AEGON US to provide on-line commercial real estate information services, and from 1996 to 1998 as an executive vice president at Asia Development and Finance Corporation. Mr. Mo holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from South China University of Technology, a master of science degree in business administration from Tsinghua University and a master of arts degree and Ph.D candidate in economics from Indiana University.
Michael A. McRobbie, after a decade of leadership at Indiana University, was appointed IU’s 18th president in 2007. In this role, he has continued to strengthen the university’s drive toward excellence in education and research, pursuing a set of integrated strategic initiatives that include enhancing international partnerships, building upon IU’s traditions in the arts and humanities, and increasing teaching and research space. President McRobbie’s extensive international experience gives him particular expertise in forming and strengthening global educational partnerships. A native of Australia, he came to IU from the Institute of Advanced Study at the Australian National University, where he was a professor of information technology and CEO of the Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Computational Systems. In that leadership position, he fostered partnerships between industry and institutions of higher education, and he continues to draw on that experience as he helps Indiana University build upon its history of international engagement and education.
Mark Need directs the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, a joint venture between the Maurer School of Law and the Kelley School of Business, distinguished by its focus on start-up ventures. Professor Need also instructs the classroom component of the clinical course. Students have the unique opportunity to assist ventures with legal issues including financial planning, organization, licenses, agreements, regulatory and zoning compliance, and intellectual property matters. Clinic students work in teams on actual business formation, planning, and strategy issues in a multi-disciplinary setting. Need has made a career serving small businesses. He spent thirteen years in private practice, where he represented personal clients with their business needs while also assisting firm clients in a broad range of business litigation areas. Following private practice, he served as general counsel for an entrepreneur and former client. With a personal interest in social entrepreneurship, Professor Need also serves on the board of directors of three local non-profits.
Mat Orrego has worked in the software industry for 16 years as founder and president of Cornerstone Information Systems. Mr. Orrego graduated from the Kelly School of Business in 1985. In 1992, Mr. Orrego and D.G. Elmore Jr entered into a partnership to form Cornerstone Information Systems. Today, Mr. Orrego is recognized as a pioneer in the development of mid-office platforms for the travel marketplace. His career has allowed him to be involved in all aspects of running a company from the development of technology to operations and supporting of customers needs and requirements. His entrepreneurial spirit has led him to become involved as a material shareholder in a variety of business that include professional sports teams, staffing, manufacturing, construction and equipment rental companies. Mr. Orrego’s main focus remains the day to day operations of Cornerstone and continuing to make the company a successful provider of data processing and business intelligence systems for the travel industry.
Jim Pearson is a founder, president and CEO of NICO, an Indianapolis, Indiana medical device company focused on precision minimally invasive biopsy and removal of intracranial, skull-base and spine tissue. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of NICO and is currently leading NICO through the start-up phase of building the company, a process he has successfully completed with three previous companies that boasted combined first year revenues of more than $15 million. Mr. Pearson has more than 15 years of experience in the health care and medical device fields and is the former president and CEO of Suros Surgical Systems, Inc., a company he built in 2001 to become a worldwide leader in the minimally invasive breast biopsy industry in five years. Under Mr. Pearson’s leadership, Suros pioneered the MRI-guided breast biopsy market providing women at high risk for breast cancer a minimally invasive option. In April 2006, Mr. Pearson successfully positioned Suros to the final stages and closure of a $280 million merger-acquisition which was in excess of ten time current revenues with Hologic, Inc., a $10 billion market cap company and global leader in women’s healthcare. Prior to joining Suros, Mr. Pearson founded a specialty capital equipment distribution company named Summit Medical. Summit focused on mid-ranged capital equipment: cosmetic and surgical lasers, intraoperative and diagnostic ultrasound units and cryosurgical devices and became profitable within 18 months. Summit was acquired by Medibuy where Mr. Pearson worked for 4 years as President of the Equipment Division of North America. Mr. Pearson is a graduate of Indiana University and was named Ernest and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007.
Lauren Robel (J.D., Indiana University) is Dean of the Maurer School of Law and Val Nolan Professor of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dean Robel's research focuses on the federal courts. Her articles have appeared in numerous leading law journals. She is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from procedural reform to sovereign immunity and co-author of Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process (LEXISNEXIS 2005), a casebook on federal jurisdiction written with Arthur Hellman. Robel has also been as a visiting faculty member at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where she published a book, Les États des Noirs: Fédéralisme et question raciale aux États-unis, (Presses Universitaires de France, 2000), with Professor Elisabeth Zoller, a frequent visitor to the Law School. She serves as a member of the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee and of the Rules Advisory Committee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Benjamin Shobert is the owner and Managing Director of Teleos, Inc., a consulting company focused on bringing Asian businesses into North America in ways that maximize both revenue and profit while allowing clients to build a sustainable and increasingly competitive business. Unlike much other business dialogue concerning China, Teleos is focused on the perspective and needs of the Chinese business community; specifically, finding a healthy balance between competing on product cost and innovating to grow. Ben has published over 25 articles on US-China economic and military policy, primarily for the Asia Times, as well as several op-eds in the Shanghai Daily. He has been a guest speaker for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on the question of how SMEs in Asia can innovate through brand repositioning and product development. Past experience includes Vice President Americas for Verseidag-Indutex and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Polygon Company. Ben currently serves on the IU RCCPB advisory board, and is an active board member for Horizon House in Indianapolis. He is currently completing his MBA as part of Duke University’s Global Executive program.
Song Huasheng (宋华盛) was born in 1978. He received his Ph.D from UCL (Université catholique de Louvain) in Belgium in 2006. His dissertation is titled with “International R&D Collaborations Network and Free Trade Agreements”. Currently he is Assistant Professor at School of Economics and Research Fellow of CRPE (Center for Research in Private Economy) at Zhejiang University in China, and Research Associate at CORE UCL in Belgium. His main research interests cover Economic Theory, Industrial Organization, International Trade, Applied Game Theory (in particular Cooperative Game Theory).
Stephen E. Sterrett is the chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, Inc., a member of the S&P 500 and the largest U.S. publicly traded real estate company. Simon Property Group is engaged primarily in the ownership, development and management of retail real estate, primarily regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers® and community/lifestyle centers. The Company currently owns or has an interest in approximately 380 properties in the North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Sterrett joined the Simon organization in 1988, was named Treasurer in 1993, and has been the Chief Financial Officer since 2000. Prior to joining the company he was a Senior Manager with the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. Mr. Sterrett is a native of Indianapolis, and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance, both from Indiana University. He is active in several civic organizations, including serving as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, and on the boards of Crossroads of America Council Boy Scouts of America, Indiana Golf Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Christian Theological Seminary. Steve is active in several professional organizations, including the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Indiana CPA Society. He currently serves on the board of the Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Board of Visitors.
Anne S. Tsui (徐淑英) (Ph.D., UCLA) is Motorola Professor of International Management at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University, Xian Jiaotong University, and Fudan University. She was the 14th editor of the Academy of Management Journal, a Fellow of the Academy, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (www.iacmr.org), and Founding Editor of Management and Organization Review. She was a recipient of the ASQ Scholarly Contribution Award, the AMJ Best Paper Award, the Scholarly Achievement Award from the HR Division and the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award from the OB Division of the Academy of Management. Her book Demographic Differences in Organizations: Current Research and Future Direction (1999) was a finalist for the 2000 Terry Book Award. Her recent research interests include guanxi networks, employee-organization relationships, executive leadership and organizational culture, especially in the Chinese context. She has held prior faculty appointments at Duke University, the University of California, Irvine, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Wang Zhongming (王重鸣) is the Executive Deputy Dean of the School of Management and Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Center at Zhejiang University. He received his Ph.D. in industrial psychology from Hangzhou University in 1987. His research focus is in the areas of human resource assessment, salary management, group management, management decision-making, leadership behavior, organizational culture, organizational change, and transcultural management. Dr. Wang sits on the editorial board of numerous Western and Chinese management journals as well as serves on several government advisory committees.
Wei Longbao (魏龙宝) is currently Deputy Dean and Professor of the School of Management at Zhejiang University. He has held several other positions at Zhejiang University, including Director of the Institute of Township Enterprise and Small Town Development and Deputy Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). He has also been an fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; adjunct professor at the University of Guelph in Canada, and has done work at the agricultural college of Iowa State University. He has written widely on Chinese economy development and policy; industrial cluster and urbanization policy; agricultural and food policy; and international agri-food trade, marketing, and policy. Dr. Wei was educated at Zhejiang University, from which he received his doctorate, master's, and bachelor's degrees.
Wu Xiaobo (吴晓波) is Professor of Management, Director, National Institute for Innovation Management, and Vice Dean, School of Management, at Zhejiang University. He is also the director of the Zhejiang University—Cambridge University Joint Research Center for Global Manufacturing and Innovation Management, vice director of Sino-Swedish Management Research Center. He got his BA of EE in 1982, MSc of Mgt in 1989, and PhD of Mgt in 1992. He’d his post-doctorial program at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1996, and as a visiting scholar, at Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University, UK, 1996-1997, as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA, 2000 -2001. From 1982 to 1986, he used to work for government agencies and industrial organizations as an assistant engineer. His research interests include Managing Technological innovation, Global manufacturing and competitive strategy. He led more than ten national agents sponsored and internationally joint sponsored research projects. He has published more than one hundred papers and five books in the related research areas.
Yang Wei (杨卫) was born on February 16, 1954, in Beijing, China. He graduated from Northwestern Technical University in December 1976, and received MS degree in Tsinghua University in April 1981, and Ph.D. degree in Brown University in June 1985. He is a Professor of Solid Mechanics. From May 1978 to August 2004, he successively worked in Tsinghua University as a faculty member and Chairman in the Department of Engineering Mechanics and Acting Dean of School of Aerospace. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Head of the Office of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council in China. In August 2006, he was appointed President of Zhejiang University. As a scientist, President Yang is a member of China’s Academy of Sciences and also a member of Third World Academy of Sciences. He served previously as Chairman of the Academic Committee of Tsinghua University and Head of the Department of Degree Management and Graduate Education of China’s Ministry of Education.
Faming Zhang (张发明) (Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences) is founder and President of Crown Bioscience, a US-based oncology service company committed to advancing anti-cancer therapeutics through the preclinical and drug development stages, and also founder of Waterstone Pharmaceuticals, an Indiana-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Crown, Dr. Zhang spent 12 years at Eli Lilly & Co. While at Lilly, he served as Global Head of Drug Discovery and Development, Statistics and Information Sciences. Prior to that, Dr. Zhang led Lilly’s protein kinase/phosphatase crystal structure platform. He is the co-inventor of several patents in the area of kinase inhibitors and novel anti-obesity protein therapeutics. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Inst. of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and an MBA from Kelly Business School, Indiana University. He had 4 year of postdoctoral training in Protein Crystallography from U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Indiana University. Dr. Zhang has authored more than 30 scientific publications.
Xiande Zhao (赵先德) (Ph.D., University of Utah) is currently a Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management/Logistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also holds adjunct appointments as Chair Professor at South China University of Technology, Honored Professor at Fudan University and Visiting Professors at Nankai University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Wuhan University and Tianjin University. Dr. Zhao's teaching and research interests are in the areas of Supply Chain Management and Service Operations Management. He has published over fifty articles in refereed journals including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Consumer Research, Decision Sciences Journal, Production and Operations Management Journal. He has taught Operations Management, Service Operations Management, Service Quality Management, and Supply Chain Management in the BBA, MBA, MSC and EMBA programs. He has also provided training and consulting services for business corporations including FedEx, DHL, Japan Airline, China Telecom, China Mobile, Ninjom, GlaxxoSmithKline, Towngas, Kerry Properties, China Unicom and Beijing Commercial Bank. Dr. Zhao is currently the President of International Association for Information and Management Sciences and President of Asia Pacific Institute of Decision Science. He is Associate Editors for Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, Operations Management Research Journal and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal. He also serves as H Panel Member of Hong Kong Research Grant Council.
James Zukin (祖金) is Senior Managing Director and the Chairman of Asia for Houlihan Lokey, and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where he spearheads the firm's emerging-market strategy. He is also a board member of Houlihan Lokey K.K, and the Board Chairman of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin (China) Ltd. Mr. Zukin often presents on Chinese M&A and restructuring issues to various Chinese officials, including the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the Chinese Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), and China CINDA Asset Management Company (CINDA). In 2004, he formed Houlihan Lokey's Sovereign Advisory Services practice, whose clients include Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Liberia, the Republic of Iraq and the Russian Federation. Mr. Zukin serves as a delegate to the Paris Club Meetings involving the private sector. He is a member of both the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an advisory board member of XMBA, the M&A Institute formed by NYU's Stern School of Business, Guanghua School of Management (Peking University) and Judge Business School (Cambridge University).