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 News and Events - 2018

  • 8 August: Australian Centre for Asian Business (ACAB), UniSA and Family Business Education and Research Group(FBERG), University of Adelaide Joint Roundtable Discussion: Family Business supported by Chinese Chamber of Commerce, South Australia
  • South Australia's Entrepreneurs Week, July 9th - 13th 2018, celebrated the achievements of South Australia's enterprising community of new and innovative businesses. No matter where driven by social, technological or growth interests, all things entrepreneurial were in the spotlight. Early in the week, the University of South Australia's School of Management and the Australian Centre for Asian Business hosted key events engaging with the local, interstate and international networks. (Please see the event entry in the Table below to access the available powerpoint presentations from the sessions)
  • 10th July: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Creating Jobs Symposium: The Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Creating Jobs Symposium was formally opened by the South Australian Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni with opening addresses by the Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Allan Evans and 
    Distinguished Professor David Audretsch of Indiana University, USA. Supported by the South Australian government, the day-long event was a collaboration with sponsoring partners, the University of Adelaide, Charles Sturt University, and the University of the Sunshine Coast, organised by the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Dynamics Research and Policy Network.Covering a range of issues on how to grow and develop entrepreneurial ecosystems with the objective of job creation, case studies of the national organisation Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) and the regional initiatives of the Regional Development Australia Barossa, Gawler Light Adelaide Plains, complemented the national and South Australian case of entrepreneurial activity through data collected for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor program. Workshops led by our team of specialist and expert international academics worked through the issues of policy, finance and regional intelligence ably supported by our national partner team. Panel discussions drew out key learnings across the day and a final key note address was presented by Dr James Wilson, Research Director of Orkestra, The Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Spain to highlight the importance of collaboration between the entrepreneurial, business and government communities.   
  • 9th July: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research, Policy and Practice: In partnership with the international Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research Network (EERN) workshops were conducted along with an invited key note address by Professor Colin Mason, Glasgow University, Scotland. Attended by more than 40 local and interstate visitors, the focused discussions on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research, Policy and Practice highlighted the challenges and opportunities for growth in the entrepreneurial sector.
  • 9th July: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Networking Dinner: The Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Networking dinner at Kaffana Restaurant concluded the UniSA Entrepreneurs Week opening day activities. The dinner was combined with the South Australian launch of the Entrepreneur's Guide: Start-up, Scale-up, IPO by UniSA's Director of the Centre for Business Growth, Prof Jana Matthews and John Kain of Kain Lawyers. A free download of the book is available here: www.smeguide.org 
  • The 2018 Symposium on Australia-Korea Relations hosted by the University of South Australia, which was held between 19 and 20 April 2018, was opened by South Australian Governor Hieu Van Le AC. The symposium was held in partnership with the Academy of Korean Studies (Korean Government), the Australia-Korea Foundation, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the University of Melbourne. Former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans was keynote speaker at the symposium. Professor Evans provided insights into the Australia-Korea relationship, drawing on his experience in the international arena as a policymaker and politician. Australian Centre for Asian Business co-sponsored the event with Academy of Korean Studies, the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A/Prof You-il Lee, Deputy Director of Australian Centre for Asian Business gave the opening speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xOSTl4oxk&feature=youtu.be
  •  Australian Centre for Asian Business (ACAB) and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce South Australian (CCCSA) co- hosted 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration on 9th February 2018 at Bradley Forum. Together with State Government Treasurer, Hon. Tom Koutsantonis and Senator Penny Wong, 150 industry guests and UniSA staff were invited to attend the event. Wine and Lunar New Year food were served and it was a joyous event with Chinese performances and music to entertain guests.              
  •  Prof Ying Zhu speaks about the relationship between Australia and China, China.com Inc, CHINAdaily and ChinaDailyasia.com, 9 February.
  • Prof Susan Freeman has joined the Editorial Review Board of International Business Review (IBR).
  • Research Training Seminars in Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship Research (SIBER) have been approved for delivery in Winter School 2018. The Program has been initiated by Prof Susan Freeman and Prof Tamer Cavusgil.
  • Prof Susan Freeman has been invited onto the Board of the Council for International Trade & Commerce (CITCSA). CITCSA is the peak body for the almost 40 international chambers of commerce and business councils within South Australia.
  • Prof Susan Freeman was invited to present to the Australia India Business Council SA Chapter – Women in Business to present to an audience gathered for a very thought provoking, interactive forum on the occasion of International Women’s Day with the theme: Empower women, empower the human community.
  • Dr Bruce Gurd was pleased to have two of his Beijing Normal University research team visit ACAB, Prof Xuegang Cui, Associate Dean, Beijing Normal University and Dr Jianghua Zhou, Deputy Director, MBA and Associate Professor of Strategy. They worked with Bruce and Dr Xin Deng in analysing their case studies of innovation in Chinese family firms.
  • Dr Ping Xiong delivered a presentation entitled ‘The Emerging Trends in Regulating Religionin China’ at the conference Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating the constitutional space for other fundamental freedoms, University of Adelaide, 16 February.
  • Prof Roman Tomasic presented a co-authored (Dr Jenny Fu, University of Canberra) paper entitled ‘Legal Innovation and the Rescue of Large Corporations: The Arrium VoluntaryAdministration’ at the 2018 Annual Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, La Trobe Law School, Melbourne, 11-13 February.
  • Prof Roman Tomasic presented a co-authored (Dr Jenny Fu, University of Canberra) paper entitled ‘Legal Innovation and the Rescue of Large Corporations: The Arrium VoluntaryAdministration’ at the 2018 Annual Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, La Trobe Law School, Melbourne, 11-13 February.
  • Dr Peter Balan OAM presented “Classroom learning communities to engage entrepreneurshipstudents” at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Annual Conference, Brisbane, 6-9 February.
  • Dr Xin Deng was interviewed by SBS radio (Mandarin Program) about gender discrimination in China's job market, and her project was funded by UN Women to promote gender equality among companies in China, March 7.
  • Emeritus Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire (ESCP Europe) Paris Campus visited UniSA from 2-11 February. He chaired various SIBER-ACAB HDR Symposiums during his visit.
  • The following Professors visited UniSA in February/March 2018 and gave various workshops and seminars.
    • Prof Kevin Zhou, University of Hong Kong
    • Prof Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University, USA
    • Prof Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University, USA
  • Dr Peter Balan OAM organised and presented a full-day "Research Development Workshop" with Prof Dean Parmelee (Director of Educational Scholarship and Program Development, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Ohio), as a part of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative Annual Conference, San Diego, 1-3 March.
  • Dr Peter Balan OAM organised and presented a workshop "Getting student buy in andengagement with TBL or flipped classes” with Associate Prof Michele Clark (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), during the Team-Based Learning Collaborative Annual Conference, San Diego, 1-3 March.
  • Dr Peter Balan OAM who has had the PDW "Getting student buy-in to pre-learning teachingmethods (team-based learning and flipped learning)" accepted for the upcoming Academy of Management Conference in Chicago.

 Seminar/Workshop - 2018

 Date

Title

Presenter/Notes

8th August

Australian Centre for Asian Business (ACAB), UniSA and Family Business Education and Research Group(FBERG), University of Adelaide Joint Roundtable Discussion: Family Business supported by Chinese Chamber of Commerce, South Australia

Professor Ying Zhu, Director of ACAB

Dr Chris Graves, Co-Director and Co-Founder of FBERG, University of Adelaide

A/Professor Bruce Gurd, Deputy Director of ACAB

Dr Henry Shi, University of Adelaide

Dr Xin Deng, UniSA

Dr Na (Nell) Shen, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Mr See Kok Wah, President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce, South Australia

 

10th July

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Creating Jobs Symposium. To view the presentations from the event please click on below links:

Anne Morney: Balancing Focus and Diversity
Colin Mason: UniSA Finance and EEs
David Audretsch: The Promise Challenge of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
James Wilson: Adelaide Policy Engagement
James Wilson: Adelaide Regional Stratefy Workshop

 

Dr James Wilson, Researcher Director at Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competiveness and Faculty at Deusto Business School,

Distinguished Professor David Audretsch, Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University,

Professor Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Mr Peter Schultz,FIAL's Chairman, Food Innovation Aust Ltd

Ms Anne Moroney, Chief Executive and Director of Regional Development of RDA Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains

 

9th July

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research, Policy and Practice. To view the presentation of the event please click on below links.

Colin Mason: EERN Workshop Adelaide
EERN Overview

 

Professor Colin Mason, Glasgow University, Scotland

9th July

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Networking Dinner 

Launched by Professor Jana Matthews, Director of the Centre for Business Growth, UniSA

13th June

Workshop - Guidance & Support on the Development of PhD research

Prof Flora Chiang, China Europe International Business School and Dr Na (Nell) Shen, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

5th April

Chinese Traditional Culture and Modern Family Education

Joint workshop with Chinese Chamber of Commerce, SA

29th March

Workshop on Negotiation with Chinese Business Partners

Prof Ying Zhu

16th February

Grant Writing Workshop

Prof Leigh-Anne Liu

15th February

Managing Intercultural Dynamics:Conflict and Collaboration at Multiple Levels

Prof Leigh-Anne Liu

14th February

Globalization and its Discontent

Prof Tamer Cavusgil, Prof Leigh-Anne Liu, Prof Ying Zhu, Prof Susan Freeman

13th February

2018 China Business Trip Briefing

 Prof Ying Zhu and Mr See Wah Kok, President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce, SA

13th February

Impactful Research in International Business: Practical Suggestions

Prof Tamer Cavusgil

9th February

SIBERServices Internationalisation Roundtable Academic follow up

Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP-Europe, Paris

7th February

The Next Generation Integrated Global Payment Solutions with China

Joint workshop with Chinese Chamber of Commerce, SA

7th February

SIBER Case Based Research Seminar (ECRs & HDRs)

Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP-Europe, Paris

6th February

Round Table on Services Sector opportunities in Asia and FDI Strategic Implications

Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, Escp-Europe, Paris and Facilitatior: Prof Susan Freeman

5th  February

SIBER PhD Symposium 

Academic Panel Chair: Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP-Europe, Paris/ Prof Susan Freeman, UniSA/ Prof Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University, USA 

 



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