Thursday, June 7, 2012

09:00 — 17:00
Pre-conference Doctoral Workshop at SMU
09:00 — 17:00
Pre-conference Faculty Workshop at SMU
18:00 — 20:00
Conference Welcome Reception located in the Orchid Bayview Ballroom in the Sands Expo Center

Friday, June 8, 2012

08:30 — 09:00
Conference Convenor and Co-Chair Welcome

Convenors

Dipak Jain, INSEAD

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Dipak C. Jain is the Dean of INSEAD, the international business school based in Fontainebleau, France. Prior to his INSEAD appointment, Dipak Jain was Dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2001-2009, and has been a member of the faculty since 1986, serving as the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a Professor of Marketing. At Kellogg, Dipak Jain taught courses on marketing research, new products and services, and statistical models in marketing. His areas of research include the marketing of high-technology products; market segmentation and competitive market structure analysis; cross-cultural issues and global product diffusion. In 2003, he was appointed as a foreign affairs adviser to the Prime Minister of Thailand. He has served as a consultant to Microsoft, Novartis, American Express, Sony, Nissan, Motorola, Eli Lilly, Phillips and Hyatt International.

Howard Thomas, Singapore Management University

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Howard Thomas was appointed Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in January of 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was the Dean of the Warwick Business School for ten years and the Dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for nine years. He is Chair of the Global Foundation for Management Education, and former Chair of the board of the Graduate Management Admissions Council. He is a past President of the Strategic Management Society, was elected as an Inaugural Fellow, and was the Dean of the Fellows. He is Vice-President of the European Foundation for Management Development and the Association of Business Schools. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management in the USA and the British Academy of Management, where he has also been elected onto its Council. He is also the chairman of the board of directors of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Gillian Yeo, Nanyang Technological University

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Gillian Yeo is the Interim Dean at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, she has held senior accounting and finance positions in multinational corporations (PriceWaterhouse and Texas Instruments). She obtained her doctorate degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and had received scholarly awards (Norton Bedford Scholar, AC Littleton Scholar) from the University of Illinois. Gillian Yeo specializes in capital markets accounting, corporate governance and corporate finance and has served as consultant researcher on various finance and accounting issues in various organizations. She has served as a Board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) of the Ministry of Finance; as a member of the Public Accountants Oversight committee and Audit committee of ACRA; as a Council member of the Public Transport Council, Ministry of Transport, Singapore and also as a member of the Committee to Develop the Accountancy Profession in Singapore (CDAS) and chaired the Education Working Group, CDAS. She is currently a Council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Singapore and serves on various committees such as the Accreditation Committee, and chairs the Board of Education and Examinations Committee. She is also a Board member of the Tax Academy of Singapore.

Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore

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Bernard Yeung is the Dean and the Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at the National University of Singapore Business School. Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University Stern School of Business. He was also the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University. Bernard Yeung’s research covers topics in international corporate finance, corporate strategy, foreign direct investment, and the relationship between institutions, economic development, and firm behavior. He is a member of the high-powered Economic Strategies Committee chaired by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance. The committee aims at developing strategies for Singapore to build capabilities and maximise opportunities as a global city. Bernard Yeung received his bachelor of arts in economics and mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, his MBA and PhD from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He previously taught at the University of Michigan (assistant, associate, and full) and the University of Alberta (assistant and associate).

Co-Chairs

Russell Coff, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Russell Coff is the UW Foundation Chairman Orr Bascom Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research explores the role of knowledge-based assets in creating and sustaining competitive advantage. Thus, he studies dilemmas associated with human capital such as mobility, retention in M&A, rent appropriation, and organizational design under uncertainty. Russell Coff received his Ph.D. from UCLA and has previously been on the faculty of Emory and Washington Universities. He has served the research community through participation on editorial boards including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He is currently a co-editor at Strategic Organization. His service to the profession has included chairing the BPS Division of the Academy of Management, the founding chair of the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group at SMS, and on the SMS board, Russell Coff has chaired the membership committee, which seeks to enhance innovation, coordination, and cooperation among interest groups.

Andreas Raharso, Hay Group

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Andreas Raharso is a Director at Hay Group - a global management consulting, and works closely with various industries to deliver consulting projects to clients globally. His consulting engagements have included M&As, working with MNCs on corporate centre structuring and succession planning for privately-owned family businesses. As Director of the Global R&D Centre for Strategy Execution in Singapore, Andreas Raharso’s research focuses on the creation of new market offerings that address issues of human capital and organizational excellence, and he works with a global network of consultants to deliver the solutions they provide for clients. Andreas Raharso is actively involved with the Society’s efforts to increase its engagement with practitioners through Strategy Practice IG. He was also the Co-Chair of the Strategic Management Society 2012 Special Conference in Singapore. Andreas Raharso is a member and reviewer of the SMS and AOM, and holds a Ph.D. in Management. He also completed the Strategy Implementation Programme at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Gabriel Szulanski, INSEAD

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Gabriel Szulanski is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD Singapore, where he is currently the area chair. His research focuses on the exploitation of knowledge assets, such as the transfer of best practices, and on the making of strategy. He is best known for his work on Stickiness and Replication. Gabriel Szulanski has served on the editorial board of leading academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Long Range Planning and the Journal of International Business Studies, where he also served as Area Editor. A member of the Strategic Management Society since 1994, Gabriel Szulanski currently serves as a board member, and has served in the leadership of the Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group. In 2012 he co-chaired the SMS special conference in Singapore and in 2013 he served as track chair for the SMS special conference in Geneva. He received his doctorate in management from INSEAD.

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09:00 — 10:15
Plenary Presentation: The Decision to Come to Singapore

Panelists

Gabriel Hawawini, INSEAD

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Gabriel Hawawini is the Henry Grunfeld Chaired Professor of Investment Banking at INSEAD where he held various administrative and academic positions, including that of Dean (2000-2006). His is also a Visiting Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Gabriel Hawawini is a non-executive director of Rémy Cointreau and S&B Industrial Minerals and a former board member of Vivendi (2003-2010). He currently serves on the advisory board of several educational institutions (The Sloan School of Management at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, The American University of Beirut, The American University in Cairo, and The University of the People). He is a past Chairman of the EQUIS Awarding Body (2004-2011) and the recipient of “The Chief Executive Leadership Award” from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (2006).

Gabriel Hawawini, Dean of INSEAD when the school’s campus in Singapore opened in 2000, will review the process that led to the decision to establish that campus, review the early challenges and those still ahead, examine the necessary conditions for a successful foreign venture of this type and conclude with a discussion on how a truly global business school should be structured and managed. (see full session details)

10:15 — 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 — 12:00
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Process: Innovation Processes within Firms

Session 24
The Influence of Organization Design on Learning, Knowledge, and Innovation

Track B: Place: How Location, Geography and Institutions Shape...

Session 1
Innovation Collaboration
Session 4
Institutional Environments, Globalization and Innovation

Track C: People: Assembling Resources and Capabilities for Innovation...

Session 7
Knowledge Transfer Across Geographical Boundaries
Session 17
The Role of Innovators
12:00 — 13:30
Luncheon
13:30 — 14:45
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Process: Innovation Processes within Firms

Session 26
New Technology and Science-Based Innovation

Track B: Place: How Location, Geography and Institutions Shape...

Session 2
Innovation in MNEs

Track C: People: Assembling Resources and Capabilities for Innovation...

Session 9
Innovative Strategy in Emerging Markets
Session 15
Integration of Resources and Knowledge
13:30 — 14:45
Showcase Panel: Leapfrog Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Observations from Indonesia

Panelists

Ahdia Amini, PT Indofarma

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Ahdia Amini is currently the Corporate Secretary of PT. Indofarma (Tbk), one of the leading state pharmaceutical company's in Indonesia. She also has intensive experience in various corporate actions of state owned enterprise. When she was the Corporate Secretary at PT. Kimia Farma, another state owned pharma company, Ahdia Amini played a major role in the restructuring and transformation of the company, leading to an IPO in 2001. As a Corporate Secretary at PT. Kimia Farma, Ahdia Amini was also involved in the detailed process of spinning off several Strategic Business Units (SBU) into subsidiaries. After being transferred to PT. Indofarma, Ahdia Amini managed the company initiatives to penetrate the bottom of the pyramid market in Indonesia. In addition to her strategic management hands on experience, she also has intensive exposure in the area of finance, dealing with IPO procedures with BEI (Securities Exchange Commission in Indonesia), corporate bonds and valuation, and quasi-reorganization.

Asnan Furinto, Binus University

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Asnan Furinto is the head of the Doctoral Program in Management Studies (DRM) at Bina Nusantara University, a fast growing private university in Jakarta, Indonesia. He earned his Ph.D in Marketing Science from University of Indonesia and MBA from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his career in academic field, Asnan Furinto was an active practitioner in the area of B to B Marketing, Market Intelligence, and Performance Measurement. He was the Regional (South East Asia) Commercial Manager of a Singapore listed, integrated transportation company, and was stationed in Singapore for four years (1999-2003). His last post as a non-academic was as the General Manager of a German based offshore logistics company in Jakarta. Asnan Furinto’s research interests are in the area of Innovation Management, Strategic Marketing, and Marketing Analytics. He is also an active writer for several national newspapers and professional magazines in Indonesia, publishing more than 70 business related articles to date.

Mohammad Ichsan, PT Indosat

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Mohammad Ichsan is the Senior Vice President, Network and Project Management at PT. Indosat (Tbk), Indonesia, the second largest telecommunication network operator in Indonesia. He manages all network infrastructure projects under Network Directorate across Indonesia. There are more than 180 Project Managers under his portfolio and he is tasked with ensuring the business deliverables of project are meeting the expectation of project constraints (time, scope, budget and quality). Prior to joining Indosat, Mohammad Ichsan worked for PT. ZTE Indonesia as Project Director, managing the P&L account of a key client, PT. Telkomsel, the leading network operator in Indonesia. He obtained his Dipl. Ing degree in Germany, from FH Darmstadt (University of Applied Science), a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from PMI (Project Management Institute) and is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Strategic Project Management at University of Indonesia.

Noni Purnomo, Blue Bird Group

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Noni Purnomo is the Vice Chairman of Blue Bird Group, a leading passenger transportation company in Indonesia. She has been with the Group since 1996 upon completion of her Master in Business Administration from the University of San Fransisco, USA. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Besides her role as the Vice Chairman, Noni Purnomo is also holds various strategic posts in the Group, which are Director of Sales & Marketing of Golden Bird Bali & Bali Taksi, Director of Pusaka Group, President Director of Pusaka Bumi Mutiara, and President of Blue Bird Peduli (Blue Bird Care – a philanthropy division of Blue Bird Group).

Technology innovation is crucial to the growth of firms, economy, and nations. We have witnessed how a new technology has often rendered existing business models obsolete. Technology innovation has changed the landscape of many businesses and even created new market segments demanding new products and services. In Indonesia nowadays, it is not uncommon to see how people earning less than or just barely at the poverty line access internet and mobile technology through their mobile phones. People with relatively low wages spend significant amount of their income to top up their mobile phone credit balance, trade in the old handset with the newer version, uploading personal pictures on social media, pay subscription to personalized ring tone or downloading of entertainment related contents. By spending almost one third of their income for technology adoption, these people are at risk to be in the vicious cycle of systemic poverty. No part of their income left for savings, self development nor investments. The question is to what extend the adoption of the new technology by this less affluent market has changed the people lifestyle, behavior, consumption pattern, while at the same time open a new window of opportunities for them to climb up the social ladder and prosper. Future research is definitely required to explore on whether leapfrog innovation at the bottom of the pyramid do more good things to the subsistence in Indonesia market or in fact the leapfrog poses more harmful threats to the quality of live of these less affluent segment of the society. (see full session details)

15:00 — 16:15
Showcase Panel: State Entrepreneurship: Executing a National Strategy for Development

Panelists

Asda Chintakananda, National Institute of Development Administration

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Asda Chintakananda is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization, Nanyang Business School. Asda Chintakananda holds a PhD in Strategic Management from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. His current research explores the intersection of strategic management and entrepreneurship, particularly in the area of firm growth, real options, and IPOs. He has published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, as well as written a chapter for the recent book entitled "The Edward Elgar Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy." Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. degree, Asda Chintakananda worked in the investment banking, consulting, and non-profit sector.

Shih-Chi Chiu, Nanyang Technological University

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Shih-chi Chiu is an Assistant Professor in Strategy from Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a M.A. in Telecommunications Management from Michigan State University. Her primary research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and executive succession. She has investigated related topics in the contexts of IPO ventures and firms undergoing restructuring. Shih-chi has published in the Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies and her research papers have been nominated for the best paper prize several times in the key international management conferences. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D. degree, Shih-chi worked as a senior analyst in the high-tech industry and as a career consultant in the United States.

David Gomulya, Nanyang Technological University

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David Gomulya is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization, Nanyang Business School. David Gomulya holds a PhD in Technology Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from the Foster Business School at the University of Washington. His current research focuses on understanding how forming collaborative relationships and associations can yield not only advantages but also disadvantages. He pursues this understanding in important contexts, such as post-IPO firms and fraudulent firms. Recently, his paper on how close associations can cause stigma spillover and legitimacy threat won the 2011 McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award. Prior to that, he has won numerous awards including the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and President’s Top Scholar Award from the University of Washington. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. degree, he had worked for more than seven years across various functions in multiple industries, including start-ups.

Eugene Kang, Nanyang Technological University

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Eugene Kang is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization, Nanyang Business School. Eugene Kang holds a Ph.D. (Management) from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He also holds a First Class Honors degree in Accounting from the Nanyang Business School. His research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, inter-firm ties, and family firms / entrepreneurship. He adopts an interdisciplinary perspective in his research topics and has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, Multinational Business Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and other journals.

NEO Boon Siong, Nanyang Technological University

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Neo Boon Siong is a Professor at the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization, Chairman of the Nanyang Executive Education, and former Dean of the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has also taught at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and is the founder Director of the Information Management Research Centre (IMARC) in NTU and the Asia Competitiveness Institute in NUS. He currently serves as Director on the Boards of OCBC Bank, k1 Ventures Ltd, and J Lauritzen Singapore. He received a Public Administration Medal (Silver) from the President of the Republic of Singapore in the 1999 National Day Honours Awards. Neo Boon Siong holds a CPA (Singapore), Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from NUS, and MBA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is the lead author of the book “Dynamic Governance: Embedding Culture, Capabilities and Change”.

Beng Geok Wee, Nanyang Technological University

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Wee Beng Geok is the Director of the Asian Business Case Centre and Associate Professor at the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization, Nanyang Business School. Her academic interest centers on Systems Thinking focusing on human capital and strategy implementation, including HRM, leadership and organizational behavior. She has published three case books and written more than 30 case studies covering both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Previously, Wee Beng Geok was in the corporate sector for more than twenty years. She currently serves as Director of a Singapore listed healthcare group, Raffles Medical Group Limited, and is a member of the National Archives of Singapore Advisory Board. She holds a PhD in Management Systems and Sciences from the University of Hull; an MBA from Cranfield University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

We discuss the following themes on entrepreneurship in Singapore. First, we explore the nature of state entrepreneurship, how leaders and processes in public institutions worked together to enable and ensure the successful development and execution of a national strategy. Second, we present our current research agenda on firms in Singapore, in which a unique hand-collected sample of close to 300 Singaporean firms that launched their IPOs between 1995-2003 were examined. Finally, we highlight the challenges of framing teaching cases on entrepreneurship, in particular in the Singaporean context. (see full session details)

15:00 — 16:15
Showcase Panel: Tapping into Globalization Potential Through Innovation: Navigate the Complex Systems

Panelists

David Derain, Hay Group

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David Derain is a global managing director at Hay Group where he has a dual role heading up the business solutions consulting division as well as the ‘building effective organizations’ practice. He works with global organizations to help them fully realize their growth strategy through timely and effective implementation of business transformation programmes. David Derain's career at Hay Group has covered a variety of roles including building the global M&A practice and the global pharmaceutical practice where he has specific industry expertise. Prior to joining Hay Group, David Derain has also worked in engineering and business development in the avionic industry and business development in the FMCG in USA, Europe and Eastern Europe.

Adil Dhalla, GE Singapore Water Technology Centre

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Adil Dhalla is the Director of the GE Singapore Water Technology Center at NUS. He leads the center’s efforts in water treatment and industrial wastewater reuse to help address water scarcity issues. Prior to this role, he was the technical director of the Polymer Science and Technology team, and earlier the Chemistry and Characterization team, at GE’s John F. Welch Technology Center in Bangalore, India. Since joining GE in 2000, he established and led technical centers of excellence in chemistry, materials and process technologies. After completing his master’s degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Adil Dhalla earned a doctorate in chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. After a post-doctoral stint at Penn State University, he was a research fellow at the Bristol-Myers Squibb PRI in Princeton, N.J., and a senior manager in the research and technology division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals in Mumbai, India.

Thierry Le Roux, CGG Veritas

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Thierry Le Roux was appointed Group President and Chief Operating Officer of CGG Veritas in January 2007. He is the advisor to the CEO and in charge of the Group’s Business Development and Technology, based in Singapore. Thierry Le Roux is the Chairman of numerous boards, including Sercel S.A., CGGVeritas Services SA, Sercel Inc and CGGVeritas Services Holding B.V.

Julian Persaud, Google Southeast Asia

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Julian Persaud is the Managing Director of Southeast Asia Sales and Operations, overseeing sales, marketing and partnership development in the region. Prior to moving to Singapore, Julian Persaud was based in Google’s Sydney office as the Head of Online for Google Australia, managing Google's efforts to help small and medium sized Australian businesses take advantage of online advertising. He was previously Head of Business Development at Google Australia, and has spent his entire career working in online businesses, including roles at Yahoo! Search Marketing and UK auction house QXL.

Innovation has become a key element to success on the journey towards globalization. It also allows for regeneration or invention of new business models. Most of the multinational corporations could envision their business globally first, and only incorporating the local factors such as specific customer needs and local capabilities into the equation afterwards. However, business models should not be limited to the dimension of being either global or local only, depending on the maturity of the market. Instead, business model deserves a much thorough investigation to ensure innovation flourishes from it. We observe that innovation failure generally results from an aversion to risks, a lack of speed in moving from conceptual idea to market and scalability barrier. The key solution to overcome those challenges lies in the ability to navigate through the complex business model where there is balance between managing what requires exploration and what leads to pure effectiveness (exploitation). Along with the discussion, we will also address the critical question on how to untangle yourself from the dilemma among customer intimacy, decision-making and resources allocation under such complex systems. (see full session details)

16:15 — 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 — 18:00
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Process: Innovation Processes within Firms

Session 27
Knowledge Search, Transfer and Integration
Session 31
Organizational Characteristics and Innovation

Track B: Place: How Location, Geography and Institutions Shape...

Session 3
Innovation in Local Context

Track C: People: Assembling Resources and Capabilities for Innovation...

Session 8
Knowledge, Alliances, & Innovation
Session 11
Networks and Innovation through Changes
18:30 — 22:30
Off-site Dinner Event at Mount Faber

Saturday, June 9, 2012

09:00 — 10:15
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Process: Innovation Processes within Firms

Session 28
Strategic Leadership, Risk and R&D
Session 29
Innovation, Firm Performance, and Dynamic Capabilities

Track B: Place: How Location, Geography and Institutions Shape...

Session 5
Innovation in Emerging Markets and MNCs

Track C: People: Assembling Resources and Capabilities for Innovation...

Session 10
Global Competition
10:15 — 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 — 12:00
Showcase Panel: Globalization of Innovation

Panelists

Yves Doz, INSEAD

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Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor at INSEAD and a Professor of Strategic Management. He has researched and published widely on the strategy and organisation of multinational companies. His books include The Multinational Mission, with C.K. Prahalad, From Global to Metanational, with Jose Santos and Peter Williamson, Fast Strategy, with Mikko Kosonen, and most recently Managing Global Innovation, with Keeley Wilson. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, of the Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society.

Laurent Perier, ST Microelectronics

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Laurent Perier has worked more than 20 years in the high tech industry. Over that time, he has developed quite a distinctive experience in leading teams and projects in diverse locations, assignments and organizations. He spent most of his career in ST Microelectronics and for the last 10 years, he has led technical teams in China, India and Europe. He is presently China Design Centers Director, managing the design teams and driving an R&D strategy integrated in the regional ecosystem. Previously, he was in charge of Indias IC Design & Applications Center for Automotive microcontrollers. For 12 years, Laurent Perier was in charge of Products marketing, Business development and customer support teams, mostly in the domains of microcontrollers, power systems, automotive and appliance segments. In parallel with an industrial career, he maintains contacts with the academic and communications worlds. He is presently Director of the joint Design Center with Tsinghua University (China) and contributes to magazines articles and seminars on globalization, cross-cultural management and technical programs. He holds several patents.

Steven Veldhoen, Strategy&-PWC

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Steven Veldhoen, based in Beijing, is a Booz & Company Partner with over 20 years at the firm. He specializes in improving corporate innovation and operations capabilities together with clients. Steven Veldhoen has done most of his work with clients in the Automotive and Consumer Goods industries. He also leads the joint research with INSEAD on Global Innovation Networks. His key functional expertise centers on, product development, process improvement, innovation organization redesign, product cost reduction, and Asian market entry strategies. He has co-authored a number of articles on industry topics, such as “The Well-Designed Global R&D Network,” which was published in strategy+business. Steven Veldhoen holds an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, and a B.A. from Nijenrode in The Netherlands.

In the true spirit of SMS, this panel brings together findings from multiple key players. From significant INSEAD research, to first-hand experience in R & D with ST Microelectronics, together with leading edge perspective with Booz & Consultants on the issues of managing distributed global innovation in Asia. Amongst other key issues that shall be discussed, the panel will notably focus on how to configure and coordinate innovative activities both on the level of the firm and as well as individual projects. Emphasis will also be given on how to overcome geographic and cultural distances as the scope of activities broaden. (see full session details)

10:45 — 12:00
Showcase Panel: Private Led Innovation

Panelists

Rajendra Kumar Srivastava, Singapore Management University

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Rajendra Kumar (Raj) Srivastava earned his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh; he then joined the Goizueta faculty in 1999. He has served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin where he held the George Kozmetsky Centennial Chair, and as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Executive Education at Goizueta. He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow at ISBM (Penn State) and is a Senior Research Fellow at IC-Sq. Institute (UT-Austin). His research, spanning marketing and finance, has been published in Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and Journal of Banking and Finance. He is considered a thought leader on issues related to strategic brand management, customer management and market-driving strategies. His current research focuses on the impact of marketing processes and market-based assets on corporate financial performance and shareholder value. Raj Srivastava is recognized for his pioneering work linking marketing strategy to financial performance. His 1998 paper titled "Driving Shareholder Value Via Market-Based Assets" received both Maynard and Marketing Science Institute/Paul Root Awards for the Journal of Marketing article judged to contribute most to the development of theory and practice of marketing, respectively. More recently, he received the Mahajan Award for Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy from the American Marketing Association (2004).

Howard Thomas, Singapore Management University

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Howard Thomas was appointed Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in January of 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was the Dean of the Warwick Business School for ten years and the Dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for nine years. He is Chair of the Global Foundation for Management Education, and former Chair of the board of the Graduate Management Admissions Council. He is a past President of the Strategic Management Society, was elected as an Inaugural Fellow, and was the Dean of the Fellows. He is Vice-President of the European Foundation for Management Development and the Association of Business Schools. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management in the USA and the British Academy of Management, where he has also been elected onto its Council. He is also the chairman of the board of directors of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Success in emerging markets in Asia requires business model innovations that accommodate different market conditions such as rapid growth and heterogeneity within consumer and business markets. These markets are constantly evolving due to changes in infrastructure, distribution networks, technology and competitive eco-systems. While capital often follows opportunities to emerging markets due to the shifts in economic centre of gravity towards the BRIC s, the inherent uncertainties of dynamic markets caught in global economic turmoil have added impatience to investments resulting in market volatility. This plenary session will focus on how MNCs need to adapt business models to adjust to both challenges and opportunities provided by emerging markets due to differences in competitive market conditions that are often diametrically different from their home markets. (see full session details)

12:00 — 13:30
Luncheon
13:30 — 14:45
Plenary Panel: The Myth: Business is Successful in Spite of Government!

Moderator

Charles Lee, Visting Professor at NUS and Peking University

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Charles Lee has more than forty years of experience in the Information Technology industry with operating expertise in venture capital, product development, marketing and general business management. He is a consultant to governments and industry on both sides of the Pacific. Since 1977, he has worked with young technology companies to help them optimize their growth.. Charles Lee is the author of “Cowboys and Dragons”, a renowned reference on US-China business practice (2003); “Innovation Changes China” (2011) and “The Code that Changes China” (2011). In 2006, Charles Lee founded & was appointed as the Chairman of Management Of Technology Department of Peking University’s School of Software and Microelectronics, and was invited simultaneously as a Visiting Professor in the D-ETM (Division of Engineering & Technology Management) at the National University of Singapore.

Panelists

Hang Chang Chieh, National University of Singapore

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Hang Chang Chieh has served in key leadership roles as Head of Electrical Engineering Department (1998-1994), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (research; 1994-2000) National University of Singapore (NUS); Chairman, Institute of Microelectronics (IME); and Executive Deputy Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR; 2001- 2003) to name a few. Hang Chang Chieh astute leadership and management skills have helped to complete the "major pieces" of physical science and engineering research in Singapore. He hopes that the younger generation would do a better job to bring Singapore's science and technology to greater heights. Hang Chang Chieh received his B. Engineering from University of Singapore in 1970 and Ph.D. from University of Warwick, 1973.

LIM Chaun Poh, A*Star

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Lim Chuan Poh leads A*STAR in fostering world-class scientific research and developing talent for a vibrant knowledge-based, innovation-driven Singapore. Appointed as Deputy Chairman A*STAR in November 2006, Lim Chuan Poh has been a Board Member of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2003, A*STAR’s Biomedical Research Council since January 2004, and the National Research Foundation since January 2006. He is Chairman of the National Infocomm Security Committee and the Pro-Tem Governing Board of the Imperial College-NTU medical school. He also co-chairs the Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee. Prior to helming A*STAR, Lim Chuan Poh was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE). Before joining MOE, he spent 23 years with the Singapore Armed Forces and last held the office of Chief of Defense Force.

Wong Poh Kam, National University of Singapore

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Wong Poh Kam is concurrently a Professor at the School of Business, as well as Director for National University of Singapore (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 is now an active angel investor and/or board member of several high tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, Singapore, China and Malaysia. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley and a visiting researcher at Stanford University and KTH, Sweden. He received a Public Administration Medal (Bronze) from the Singapore Government in 2005. Wong Poh Kam obtained two BSc’s an MSc. and a PhD from MIT.

Kai Hoe TAN, SPRING Singapore

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Kai Hoe Tan is currently the Deputy Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore. His portfolio includes driving SPRING’s efforts in entrepreneurship & innovation and overseeing SPRING’s quality & standards initiatives. Kai Hoe Tan is also the Chairman of SPRING SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of SPRING which provides equity co-investment to innovative start-ups. Prior to joining SPRING, Kai Hoe Tan was a career naval officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy, where he rose to be the Chief of Staff – Naval Staff, overseeing the development of the Navy. He has also been the Fleet Commander, Head of Naval Plans and the Head of Naval Training. Kai Hoe Tan has served on the boards of a number of companies and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently serving on the boards of Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Pte Ltd, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, Temasek Polytechnic and the Singapore Red Cross. Kai Hoe Tan graduated with a BA in Physics from Cambridge University, and holds a MSc in Management from Stanford University.

Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore

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Bernard Yeung is the Dean and the Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at the National University of Singapore Business School. Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University Stern School of Business. He was also the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University. Bernard Yeung’s research covers topics in international corporate finance, corporate strategy, foreign direct investment, and the relationship between institutions, economic development, and firm behavior. He is a member of the high-powered Economic Strategies Committee chaired by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance. The committee aims at developing strategies for Singapore to build capabilities and maximise opportunities as a global city. Bernard Yeung received his bachelor of arts in economics and mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, his MBA and PhD from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He previously taught at the University of Michigan (assistant, associate, and full) and the University of Alberta (assistant and associate).

This panel will address the function of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations that foster partnership between government and businesses for the mutual objective of creating value for the society, the nation and the world at large. These organizations share the same mission of providing the proper environment for entrepreneurs to exercise their innovative spirit and to create new business ventures as well as inculcating entrepreneurial spirit amongst students. They will also develop nurturing policies, regulations and allocate resources to encourage entrepreneurs to embark on such journeys. This panel features five leaders of such agencies in Singapore to share their personal and organizational mission, vision, as well as strategy to promote innovation & entrepreneurship. They will also describe how these & other similar organizations in Singapore has been continuously re-inventing Singapore to keep pace and even lead the way of collaborating with domestic and multinationals organizations around the world. This is the cumulative success story of Singapore! (see full session details)

14:45 — 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 — 16:30
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Process: Innovation Processes within Firms

Session 25
Interorganizational Relationships and Knowledge
Session 30
Entrepreneurial Propensity and Innovativeness in Firms

Track B: Place: How Location, Geography and Institutions Shape...

Session 32
External Influences on Innovation

Track C: People: Assembling Resources and Capabilities for Innovation...

Session 13
Antecedents of Entrepreneurship and Creativity
18:00 — 22:30
Off-site Dinner Event at the Singapore Flyer


Strategic Management Society

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