Jiing-Lih (Larry) Farh (Ph.D., Indiana U. at Bloomington, USA) is a Chair Professor of Management at the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Previously, he has also served as Head (2000-2003) and Associate Head (1993-1999) of the department. Before returning to Hong Kong, he was a tenured associate professor at Louisiana State University (1984-1993). He received a B.S. in Psychology from National Taiwan University and a MBA from National Chengchi University of Taiwan. He currently serves as a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review, and has served on the review board of many journals including Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly. He has published over 40 articles in international journals of management such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His current research interests are primarily focused on the study of organizational behavior in the Chinese context, such as individual cultural values of power distance and traditionality, work attitudes, guanxi, leadership, and organizational citizenship behavior.
Professor Weiying Zhang is Professor of Economics, the Executive Associate Dean of Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, and Director of the Institute of Business Research of Peking University. He is also an adjunct professor of several prestigious Chinese universities, and a research associate of Oxford Centre for Modern Chinese Studies. Professor Weiying Zhang graduated with a bachelor degree in 1982, and a master degree in 1984, from Northwestern University at Xia¡|an. He received his M. Phil. in economics in 1992 and D. Phil. in economics from Oxford University. His D. Phil. supervisors were James Mirrlees (1996 Nobel Laureate) and Donald Hay. Between 1984 and 1990, he was a research fellow of the Economic System Reform Institute of China under the State Commission of Restructuring Economic System. During this period, he was heavily involved in economic reform policy making in China. He was the first Chinese economist who proposed the ¡ual-track price system reform¡ (in 1984). He was also known for his contributions to macro-control policy debating, ownership reform debating, and entrepreneurship studies. After he graduated from Oxford, he co-founded China Center for Economic Research, Peking University in 1994, and worked with the Center first as an associate professor and then as a professor until August, 1997. He then moved to Guanghua School of Management in September, 1997. Professor Weiying Zhang’s research interests include the industrial organization, corporate governance, and information economics. He is a widely recognized authority of the theory of the firm and ownership reform in China. He is best known for his theory of capital-hiring-labor, management selection and relationship between ownership and reputation. He has published dozens of academic articles and five books. His papers have appeared in the top international journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Journal of Comparative Economics, as well as the top Chinese journals such Economic Research Journal and Journal of Reform. He has been the most cited economist in Chinese academic journals since 1995. His works have generated significant impacts on the ongoing enterprise reform policy formulation and the development of economics in China. He was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2000 by the Natural Science Foundation of China. Professor Weiying Zhang has extensive consulting experiences with both governmental departments and business enterprises. He was a member of the Advisory Board on Enterprise Reform to the State Commission for Restructuring Economic system between, a consultant to the Department of Enterprises of the State Economic and Trade Commission, and a local consultant to the World Bank Project on Chinese State-owned Enterprises Reform. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Board for the State Informatization Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board for Telecommunication Law Drafting Committee. He has served a dozen of companies as a senior advisor. He has been frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches at high-level international and domestic symposiums and forums. His insightful opinions of the Chinese economy have been frequently reported in media. He is one of the most-respected economists by Chinese businesspeople.
Max Boisot is Professor of Strategic Management at the Univesitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Associate Fellow at Templeton College at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow at the Sol Snider Center for Entrepreneurial Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA and Diploma in Architecture from Cambridge University, an MSc in Management from M.I.T. as well as a doctorate in technology transfer from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medecine, London University. From 1984 to 1989 he was dean and director of the China-EC Management Program, the first MBA programme to be run in the People¡|s Republic of China. The program has today evolved into the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Since 1994 he has set up the Euro-Arab Management School in Granada, Spain, for the EU Commission. Max Boisot has carried out consultancy and training assignments for a number of multinational firms ¡V Shell, BP Exploration, A.T.Kearney, Courtaulds PLC, GEC-Alsthom, Thomson CFS, UBS, are the most recent ones ¡V in the field of international management and technology strategy. His current research, being conducted at Wharton, consists of building an agent-based simulation model that can be applied in the field of knowledge management. In addition to his China experience, Max Boisot has taught in Japan, the US, Hong Kong, the Middle East, Russia and France. Max Boisot has published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, and other major academic Journals. His latest book, Knowledge Assets: securing competitive advantage in the information economy (OUP, 1998) won the Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award 2000.
Professor David A. Lamond (Ph.D., Macquarie University, Sydney) is Director of the Sydney Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. David was previously at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, and the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), and Inaugural Associate Editor of the ANZAM journal, JANZAM. His interest in IACMR is to further develop international collaborative research links with Chinese scholars interested in human resource management.
Chung-Ming Lau, (Ph.D., Texas A&M University) is a professor and Chairman in the Department of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is at present the President of the Asia Academy of Management. His research interests are in the areas of strategic change and Chinese management. He would like to advance the impact of Chinese thinking in mainstream management research as well as broaden the appreciation of Asian management by the field.
Yadong Luo (Ph.D, Temple University) is Professor of Management at the University of Miami. He is the author of ten books, mostly about business or management in China, and a frequent contributor to management journals. Before he came to the United States in 1992, he was a provincial official in charge of international business in China. His interest in IACMR is to help advance research on various types of firms, especially theory development for Chinese management system, and to help stimulate collaborative research, especially on strategic management and international business.
Oded Shenkar is the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at the Fisher College of Business, the Ohio State University and has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and the University of International Business & Economics (Beijing), among others. He holds a B.A. in East-Asian (Chinese & Japanese) Studies and Sociology and a MSc.soc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and M.Phil and Ph.D degrees from Columbia University. His interest in IACMR is ultimately the development of a School of Management that will provide an alternative paradigm of management to challenge and cross-fertilize current management thought.