Featured Session 68

Business Schools in Transition: Models of Management Education and Research

Track P

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012


Time: 15:15 – 16:30

Featured Showcase Panel

Room: Forum Hall

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Igor Filatotchev, City University London

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    Igor Filatotchev is an Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise and Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School, City University London. He is also a Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). Before joining Cass he held various academic positions at Nottingham University Business School, Bradford University School of Management, King’s College and Birkbeck College (University of London). He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology followed by a PhD in Economics from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (Moscow). His research examines corporate governance, entrepreneurship and strategic decisions. He has published more than 120 articles in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of International Business Studies. He is a General Editor of Journal of Management Studies.

  • Jiatao Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    photo of Jiatao Li

    Jiatao (JT) Li is Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business, Head and Chair Professor of Management, and the Senior Associate Dean of the HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His current research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on issues related to global firms and those from emerging economies. His work has appeared in top academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies. JT Li has been serving as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal since 2009. He is also currently serving on the editorial boards for such publications as the Global Strategy Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Long Range Planning. He is a Program Chair of the SMS special conference to be held in Hong Kong in December 2016. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong.


Join the Deans of leading business schools in Asia and Europe for an exciting panel examining the rise of business schools and models of business education and research in emerging and transition economies. The growth of emerging and transition economies has created a severe shortage of well trained entrepreneurs and managers to create and run companies, and the demand for business education has been exploding. Responding to this need, business schools and business education in emerging economies are booming, and are increasingly attracting Western-trained academics to join them as full-time faculty. However, there are many challenges. Should the business schools in these economies simply follow the Western model(s) of management education and research or should they develop a unique prototype? Would the typical Western style (US-based) MBA curriculum, for example, prepare graduates to meet the business challenges in emerging and transition economies? How should these new business schools position themselves? Our panel speakers will offer their perspectives on some of the most noteworthy issues the business schools emerging and transition economies must now face.

All Sessions in Track P...

Sun: 13:45 – 14:45
Session 67: Pioneering the Way Towards the East: Early Entry and Transition Challenges
Sun: 15:15 – 16:30
Session 68: Business Schools in Transition: Models of Management Education and Research
Mon: 11:15 – 12:15
Session 69: SMS Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Carlos Ghosn
Mon: 15:00 – 16:00
Session 260: Transitioning Towards the Sustainable Enterprise
Session 261: Opening Strategy: Creating More Transparent and Inclusive Strategy Processes at CERN , Intel and Atlassian
Tue: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 73: Driving Transition Strategies: Enhancing Entrepreneurial Spirit in Large Corporations
Session 74: Eurozone in Crisis: The Administrative Basis of Macroeconomic Meltdowns
Session 75: Editors’ Perspectives on Strategy in Transition
Session 299: The Pharma Industry’s New Contract with Society

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