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Conference Chairs
  • Prof. Xiaobo WU, General Chair ( Zhejiang University, China);
  • Prof. Jin CHEN, Co-Chair (Tsinghua University, China);
  • Dr. Jian ZHAO, Co-Chair (Insigma Group, China);
  • Prof. Poh Kam WONG, Co-Chair (NUS, Singapore)
  • Prof. Qingrui XU, Founding Chair ( Zhejiang University, China);
  • Prof. Jiang WEI, Past Chair ( Zhejiang University, China)
Program Committee
  • Bin GUO, Chair ( Zhejiang University, China);
  • Gang ZHENG (Zhejiang University, China);
  • Jianzhong ZHU(Zhejiang University, China);
  • Jingjiang LIU (Zhejiang University, China);
  • Xiaojun XU (Fudan University, China);
  • Baoqun FAN (DRC of State Council, China);
  • Yi WANG (Tsinghua University, China)
Organizing Committee
  • Jiang WEI, Chair (Zhejiang University, China);
  • Jian DU, Secretary-General  (Zhejiang University, China);
  • Gang ZHENG, Vice Secretary  (Zhejiang University, China);
  • Lihua WANG, Vice Secretary (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Peipei HONG (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Zhiyan WU (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Siyu LIU (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Yang LI (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Hongqi XU (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Chao ZHOU (Zhejiang University, China)
National Institute for Innovative Management (NIIM),
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China. 310058


keynote and panel speakers

Luc Soete
Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Luc Soete (15 September 1950, Brussels) is Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University. Before that he was Director of the United Nations University research and training institute: UNU-MERIT located in Maastricht, The Netherlands and Professor of International Economic Relations and Director-Dean of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) at Maastricht University. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT) and the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW).

Luc Soete graduated in economics from Ghent University, Belgium. He obtained a DPhil in economics from Sussex University . From 1984 till 1985 he was visiting associate professor at the Department of Economics at Stanford University, USA. In 1986 he joined the new Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (now called the School of Business and Economics) at Maastricht University as professor of International Economics Relations. In 1988 he set up the research institute MERIT (Maastricht Economic Research centre on Innovation and Technology) which merged under his direction in 2005 with UNU-INTECH to become UNU-MERIT. In 2010 he became Director-Dean of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance of Maastricht University. He is a member of the Board of the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and the Belgian media company Concentra.

Over the last 30 years, Luc Soete has contributed as (co-)author and (co-)editor to some 11 books, 50 refereed articles and some 100 chapters in books. In 2002, he received the MSM  Honorary Fellow Award, in 2007 the Belgian reward Commandeur in de Kroonorde and in 2010 a Doctor Honoris Causa from his Alma Mater, the University of Ghent.

Keun Lee
Seoul National University, South Korea

 Keun Lee is a Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University, and the founding director of the Center for Economic Catch-up. He has been awarded the 2014 Schumpeter Prize for his monograph on Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up: Knowledge, Path-creation and the Middle Income Trap (2013 Cambridge Univ. Press) by the International Schumpeter Society. He is also the President-Elect of this Society. He is currently a member of the Committee for Development Policy of UN, a co-editor of Research Policy, a member of the governing board of Globelics, and had also served as the President of the Asia-Pacific Innovation Network.
  He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He had working experience at the World Bank, University of Aberdeen, and the East West Center, Hawaii. He had taught or was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Davis, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, Hannover University in Germany, and Punjabi University in India. One of his most widely-cited articles with 710 or so citations (Google Scholar)is a paper on Korea’s Technological Catch-up published in Research Policy (2001). His H-index by Google Scholar is now 30, with 70 papers with more than 10 citations.

Garry Bruton
Taxes Christian University, United States

Garry Bruton is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University where he holds Fehmi Zeko Faculty Fellowship. Garry was one of the founders of the entrepreneurship program at TCU which is ranked as one of the top 20 in the United States by US News & World Report -2009. Professor Bruton’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in emerging economies and he has published or has forthcoming over 75 academic articles in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. In addition, Garry has co-authored three text books – small business management (McGraw-Hill), technology and innovation management (Cengage), and international management (Cengage). In 2005 Professor Bruton was the first holder of the Hall Chair in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets offered by the Fulbright Foundation. He is currently the President of the Asia Academy of Management and editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. Garry in addition serves on the editorial board of five other academic journals. He is a key note speaker in the International Conference -2011 will be held in Nepal titled: Changing Perspective of Management –Revisit the Existing and Explore the Novel Ideas will be organized by Nepalese Academy of Management ( at Kathmandu.

Xiaobo WU
Zhejiang University, China

Xiaobo Wu is Qiushi Chair Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, Dean of School of Management and Director of National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, China. He is honored as Chang Jiang Scholar Professor by Ministry of Education, China, and Smiths Chair Professor at Leeds University, UK. He is Senior Vice President of International Council for Small Business. For his research interests in Managing Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Global Manufacturing and Network-based Competitive Strategy, he has led some key research projects sponsored by NSF China, IDRC Canada, 7th Framework of EU, and published papers internationally in the related areas. He is at editorial boards of academic journals, including IEEE TEM, AJTI. Professor WU serves as board member and strategic advisor for several known companies in China.

Tsinghua University, China

Dr Chen is Assistant Dean of Tsinghua School Economics and Management and Director of Tsinghua University's Research Center for Technological Innovation. He is a full professor at the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy in Tsinghua SEM. 

He is a leading international scholars on R&D and innovation management and policy, and has published more than 600 articles in various journals and proceedings of international conferences, including Technovation, R&D Management, Research Technology Management,  IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, and the International Journal of Technology Management. Dr Chen also published over 60 books on management, and management of technology and innovation. Dr Chen serves as the chief editor of International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, the associate editor of Engineering Management Review, International Journal of Technology Marketing, Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy. He was awarded the Outstanding Youth Fund in 2002 by National Science Foundation of China. In 2009, he was selected for the China’s National Talents Project. Dr Chen was made the Changjiang Scholar Professor by Ministry of Education in year 2014. He has also conducted research on women entrepreneurs in China.

Ian Williamson
Melbourne University, Australia

For over 30 years Professor Williamson has taught and researched cadastral, land and geographic information systems, land administration and spatial data infrastructures, in both developed and developing countries. He has published extensively on these topics. He has undertaken research or consultancies world-wide including for AusAID, the United Nations and the World Bank.

He is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australia (FTSE), a Fellow of the Institution of Surveyors Australia Inc., a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an Honorary Fellow of the Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia and an Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). He was Chairperson of FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) 1994-98 and Director United Nations Liaison for the FIG from 1998 - 2002. He is currently a member of the Executive and Chair, Working Group 3 (Cadastre), UN sponsored Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructures for Asia and the Pacific.

At Melbourne University he has been President of the Academic Board and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and is currently Head of the Department of Geomatics and works closely with the the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration. Awarded the Centenary Medal by the Prime Minister for service to Australian society in research and geomatics engineering and surveying 2003.

Rene Belderbos
Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

Research Interests
global business strategies and host country development
Micro-based evidence research on innovation and technological change
Biographical Statement
Professor René Belderbos is a full professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and part-time professorial fellow at Maastricht University and the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He chairs the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and is a promoter of the policy research centre for entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurship. His research focuses on innovation strategies and international business strategies of multinational firms. René Belderbos has published widely in international journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, Strategic Management Journal, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, World Development, Research Policy, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of World Economics.

Kenneth HUANG
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kenneth HUANG is the a professor of Business Administration, Business Economics, Managerial Economics at National University of Singapore. Kenneth's research focuses on innovation and technology management, science policy, IP strategy, and entrepreneurship in emerging markets like China. He is on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) and Strategic Management Journal, and is a co-editor of Journal of Management Studies (JMS) for a Special Issue. His research has been published in Science, Nature Biotechnology, AMJ, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, JMS, and AOM Best Paper Proceedings.

Poh Kam WONG
NUS Singapore

Wong Poh Kam is concurrently a Professor at the School of Business, as well as Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. He has published in numerous international refereed journals on innovation policy, industrial and competitiveness policy and technology entrepreneurship, and has also consulted widely for international agencies such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, various government agencies in Singapore such as A*STAR, EDB and IDA, and many high tech firms in Asia.

An entrepreneur who co-founded three companies prior to joining academia, he has been an active angel investor in more than a dozen tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, Singapore, China and India.  He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley, a visiting scholar at Stanford University, a senior visiting scholar at Oxford University, and a Pacific Leadership Fellow at UCSD.  He received a Public Administration Medal (Silver) from the Singapore Government in 2013, and the “Entrepreneur for the World” Award (Educator Category) from the World Entrepreneurship Forum in 2015.

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