We appreciate the sponsorship from the following units that contribute to the success of the workshop!
National Natural Science Foundation of China
In accordance with the Government's guiding principles, policies and plans for the national development of science and technology, NSFC directs, coordinates and financially supports basic research and applied basic research, identifies and fosters scientific talents, promotes science and technology, and pushed ahead economic and social development in China.
? NSFC complies and distributes the Guide to Programs for basic and applied basic research, receives research proposals from universities and/or institutions all over the country, prepares peer reviews and sessions of evaluation panels, and selects the proposals of higher caliber to grant;
? NSFC provides, at request, advisory services on major issues related to the national strategic development of basic and applied basic research in China;
? NSFC supports activities of national professional science foundations, and provides them with its coordination and guidance in their plans and decisions of research programs;
? NSFC develops cooperative relations with science foundations and relevant scientific organizations in other countries and regions, and conducts active international scientific cooperation and exchange.
School of Management and Economics of UESTC
Nestled in Chengdu, the capital city of ancient Shu Kingdom famous for its thousands of year history, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) was formerly named Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering. At present, UESTC is one of leading key universities well-known in China. With about 50 years of persistent efforts, UESTC has developed into a multidisciplinary university, with electronic information science and technology as its nucleus, engineering as its major field, and incorporating science, management and liberal arts.
The School of Management and Economics of UESTC was established in 1993, and developed from the former Department of Management Engineering established in 1982. The School of Management and Economics consists of four departments and several research institutes: the Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics & Finance, the Department of Accounting, and the Department of Electronic Commerce, as well as Management Science & Engineering Research Center of UESTC (including Research Institute of Supply Chain and Service Management, Research Institute of Emerging Technology Management and Research Institute of Financial Engineering), Enterprise Research Center of UESTC (including Cases Research Center), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center of UESTC , Research Institute of Strategic Management. The School of Management and Economics have 5 doctor抯 degree program, 9 master抯 degree program, two key disciplines of Sichuan Province and one key discipline of the Ministry of Information Industry.
The School of Management and Economics of UESTC strives to create an education pattern of elite-cultivation and individualization, cultivate management intellectuals with versatile skills and innovative ideas, competing in a business environment characterized by globalization, intellectualization, and informationization. The School of Management and Economics has gained the society抯 recognition and high comments due to its innovative education idea, strict management, and rigorous education pattern. In MBA Program Assessment held in September 2001, which was conducted by the National MBA Program Committee, the MBA Program of UESTC ranked second in comprehensive performance and first in educational uniqueness. In the Assessment of the EMBA program held in December 2005, team of experts from the Ministry of Education highly appraised the EMBA program of UESTC. At present, UESTC is the only university in southwest China that has been authorized to confer four professional master degrees of EMBA, MBA, IMBA, MPM and one professional doctor degree of DBA.
In recent years, the School of Management and Economics successfully undertook series of influential international academic conferences including 搕he 4th Asian E-business Workshop� in August 2004, 搕he 2nd International Workshop on Finance System Engineering� in October 2004, 揗anagement Science Forum � Emerging Technology Management� sponsored by Management Science Division of National Natural Science Foundation of China in March 2005, 揟he 2nd Annual Conference of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention� in May 2005, 揅ICALICS workshop 2006� in August 2006, 搕he 1st Session of China-Asia Intellectual Finance Forum� in February 2009 and so on. These successful meetings have boosted the school抯 academic exchange and cooperation with other academic institutions, raised its academic position in the related academic fields in China, and expanded its academic influence.
School of Business of Nanjing University
Nanjing University is located in Nanjing, a beautiful city known for being China抯 capital for six ancient dynasties. With a history of more than one hundred years, the University has a rich historical and cultural heritage.
The School of Business, Nanjing University (NUBS) was established in 1988. Ever since then, with the aim of 揷ultivating first-class talents, producing first-class research results, and providing first-class social services,� the faculty and staff of the NUBS have been working hard on innovation and have made a great achievement in specialty construction, talent cultivation, scientific research, social services, and international exchange.
We insist on going international and especially emphasize the concept of 搃nternationalization and openness� with respect to faculty recruitment, textbook building, scientific research, and talent training. After years of efforts, we have laid down a solid foundation in internationalization.
We always insist that all the resources should be shared and a new mechanism beneficial to specialty construction should be built up in order to promote the parallel development of the disciplines of both economics and management. In curricula construction, we have created elite courses to ensure that the curricula better meet the need of social development and that the teaching and learning better serve the society.
We have been trying our best to build up our faculty team. In order to provide favorable conditions for their development, we have successively established several policies to encourage young faculty members to study abroad, apply for research projects, and conduct cases studies.
The NUBS owes its development to the concerns of domestic and overseas alumni and alumnae, to the great support from governments at different levels, enterprises, fellow universities, schools, and academic research institutes, and to the sincerity and dedication of all the faculty, students, and staff formerly and currently associated with the NUBS. Therefore, on behalf of the faculty and students, I would like to sincerely acknowledge and offer utmost gratitude to all the leaders, friends, and alumni and alumnae who have cared, helped, and supported the building and development of the NUBS. I firmly believe that, with our joint efforts, the NUBS will succeed as expected and produce a splendid future!
Economics and Management School of Wuhan University
The Economics and Management School of Wuhan University (EMSWHU) is surrounded by the beautiful Luojia Hill and East Lake. It can be traced back to the year of 1893 in late Qing Dynasty, when Zhang Zhidong, the governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces, founded 揨iQiang Institute�, setting up the division of commerce and business. After evolving over the years, the current Economics and Management School has been an amalgamation of the original Economics School?Management School and Tourism Management School of Wuhan University, the Economics and Management School of Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering, and the Marketing Department of Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping since 2001.
The Economics and Management School of Wuhan University has ranked the top 10 business schools in China. It has four 1st grade subjects : theoretical economics?applied economics?business administration and management science and engineering. The school has one state key subject of the first grade, seven state key subjects of the second grade. All subjects are advantageous or key subjects in Hubei Province .The development economics and international economic development is listed as one of the�211 Project'� key disciplines to be constructed by the state. It also has a state-level training center for talents cultivation in economics. The school now has a comprehensive system of different levels of programs, including 19 doctoral degrees and 24 master degrees, six professional master degrees including MBA?EMBA?MPAcc ?MPM? MLE, on-the-job master degree for college teachers, 21 bachelor抯 degrees and 5 international experimental programs for bachelor抯 degree education.
The school consists of 8 departments, 4 research institutes and numerous research centers?one comprehensive library?one state lab center for economics and management teaching?and two state core periodicals: 揈conomy review� and 揕uojia Management Review�. The new office building of 30000 square meters provides a modern and comfortable environment for teaching and research.
The school now has 345 faculty and staffs, including 102 professors (82 doctorate supervisors and one senior professor in humanity of Wuhan University included) and 102 associate professors, 70% of the full-time teachers have acquired Ph.D degrees, and 68% full-time teachers are below the age of 45.
The school sticks to the principle of 損lacing equal stress on management discipline and economics discipline?applied research and theoretical research?teaching and research?quality and influence�. With the strategy of 搕eaching and research?democracy and regulation?reforming and opening-up�, the school is dedicated to improving education quality, fostering the best talents, yielding the best outcomes and constructing the top-grade school. Our current goal is to build up 揊irst-class nationwide, renowned worldwide economics and management school�.
School of Business Administration of SWUFE
The School of Business Administration (SBA) at SWUFE is one of the most respected and well-known business schools in China, and is well regarded for its consistently high academic and research standards. SBA has developed a comprehensive system of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, as well as a post-doctoral research program.
The Mission of SBA
The mission of the School of Business Administration (SBA) at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is three-fold:
1. To cultivate world-class business leaders in western China
2. To become western China抯 wellspring of management intelligence
3. To act as the academic channel through which the world enters western China Thus, we aim to become western China抯 world-class cradles of business leadership, wellspring of management intelligence, and international academic channel.
The faculty at SBA boasts some of SWUFE抯 most renowned professors, as well as the most international. SBA has recruited top scholars with extensive research experience and international Ph.D. degrees from the US, Japan, France, and Germany, and has given younger faculty the opportunity to introduce new perspectives by appointing them to administrative positions. Additionally, SBA conducts programs in student and faculty exchange to facilitate the diffusion of international pedagogical and research methods. Consequently, SBA is considered the most internationalized division of SWUFE, and one of the most internationalized business schools in China.
Fields of Study
SBA offers five fields of study: Business Administration, Marketing, Travel Industry Management, Advertising, and Logistics Management. Its Ph.D. program in Management was one of the earliest authorized doctorate programs in the field, and includes the concentrations of Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Industry Economics.
Institute of Industrial Economics
Institute of Enterprise Management
Institute of Consumer Economics
Institute of Human Resource Management
Institute of Marketing Research
Institute of Marketing
Strategy and Development Research Center of Sichuan University
Sichuan University Strategy and Development Research Center is a professional permanent research institute of Sichuan University. It engages in strategic research in both theory and practice. Meanwhile, on the basis of scientific research it carries out social service, helps enterprises, social communities and other organizations to establish strategic planning, and provides policy recommendations for the Government.
The Center makes strategic management study in management field as the theme and belief identification, and accurate positioning for government, enterprises and social communities as breakthrough, aiming at connecting inner scientific research strength of high education institutes and external practical experience together in order to advance harmonious development of management research in both theory study and social practice.
The Center is directed by Jie Xiaowen, professor and doctoral supervisors in Sichuan University. There are 22 research fellows with high-qualification and standard here (all of them are professors, associate professors and doctoral students), which are from different fields including management.
On April 2007, sponsored by Sichuan University, University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, specially sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China and hosted by the Center, International Conference on Strategic Management (ICSM) was held successfully. This conference was praised highly both home and abroad. On January 2008, Seminar on Strategy of Cross-strait SMEs hosted by the Center, was held in Chung Yuan Christian University of Taiwan successfully. On June 2009, ICSM hosted by the Center would be held in Sichuan University and Jiuzhaigou County in Sichuan province. And also on August 2009, the Seminar on Strategy of Cross-strait SMEs hosted by the Center would be held in Huafan University of Taiwan.
Strategic and Development Research Center of Sichuan University will play more and more important role in field of management science depending on its own advantages.