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Year of the Water Dragon

The Australian Centre for Asian Business is dedicated to expanding the knowledge and research capacity of its academic community through a wide range of means, particularly exposure to high-quality diverse schools of thought.

If there are any specific events and/or collaborations you would like to see ACAB involved in, please contact Professor Ying Zhu

 

 News and Events - 2018

  •  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 and engagement 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 teaching methods (team-based learning and flipped learning)" accepted for the upcoming Academy of Management Conference in Chicago.

 

Seminar/Workshop - 2018

 Date

Title

Presenter

5 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 

6th February

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

Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP-Europe, Paris/ Facilitator: Prof Susan Freeman, UniSA 

7th February

SIBER Case Based Research Seminar (ECRs & HDRs) 

Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP-Europe, Paris 

7th February

 The Next Generation Integrated Global Payment Solutions with China  

DinPay Australia

9th February

SIBER Services Internationalisation Roundtable Academic Follow-up 

Prof Jean-Paul Lemaire, ESCP-Europe, Paris 

13th February

Impactful Research in IB: Practical Suggestions 

Prof Tamer Cavusgil, Visiting Professor, UniSA 

13th February

Briefing of 2018 China Business Trip

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

14th February

Globalization and it’s Discontent 

Prof Tamer Cavusgil, Visiting Professor, UniSA/ Prof Leigh Anne Liu, Visiting Professor, UniSA/ Prof Ying Zhu, Director, ACAB/ Prof Susan Freeman, UniSA 

15th February

Managing Intercultural Dynamics: Conflict & Collaboration at Multiple Levels 

Prof Leigh Anne Liu 

16th February

Grant Writing Workshop

Prof Leigh Anne Liu

29th March

Workshop on Negotiation with Chinese Business Partners

Prof Ying Zhu

5th April

Chinese Traditional Culture and Modern Family Education

 Joint workshop with Chinese Chamber of Commerce SA

 



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