Keynote Speakers


The keynote Speakers for ICESM 2020

Prof. Makram El-Shagi, Henan University, China

Makram El-Shagi is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics at Henan University and Director of the Centre for Financial Development and Stability at Henan University. He did his PhD and his postdoctoral degree (habilitation) at the University of Mannheim. He served as consultant for the European Central Bank. His research interests are monetary macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, esp. regulation of financial markets and applied econometrics. He has published extensively in those fields, including in Journal of International Money and Finance, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He has edited special issues in several SSCI journals and serves on the editorial board of two journals.

Speech Title: Monetary Policy Transmission in China: Dual Shocks with Dual bond Markets

Speech Abstract: Although China's monetary and financial system differs drastically from its Western counterpart, empirical studies covering this vast economy (the largest by some accounts) have often been simple reestimations or recalibrations of models that have originally been designed to describe US or European monetary policy. In this paper, we aim to provide an assessment of Chinese monetary policy and in particular monetary policy transmission through yield curves into the real economy. Our study takes into account the peculiarities of the Chinese economy: Namely, our model includes both China's modern attempts at a market based policy shock as well as the ``authority'' based monetary policy that is a relic of the original banking system; Besides, it considers the special nature of the Chinese treasury bond market which is separated in two independent markets with very limited direct arbitrage opportunities between almost identical assets, and finally it incorporates the role of real estate, which played an essential role in China during the last decade. Our results show that different monetary policy shocks cause asymmetric effects on macroeconomic and financial variables.

 

Professor Dr. Loo-See Beh, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Loo-See Beh (HRM and Public Administration) is from the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Training Management, M.A. in Political Science, and B.A. (Hons.) in History and Political Science. Her research interests includes public administration/public policy, human resource management, organizational behavior, ethics, and sociopolitical studies. She has held the position of Deputy Dean (International & Higher Degree) and currently the Head of Department of Administrative Studies & Politics, in addition to research and visiting appointments at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Griffith University, Australia. She has published extensively and sits on the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals including serving as external examiners for theses as well as an acknowledged merit peer reviewer for many reputable international journals and books. 

Speech Title: Managing the Digital Economy: Reform, Regulation, and Resilience

Speech Abstract: The digital economy is exponentially expanding into every aspect of our lives and industries with open innovation, sensors, mobile, cloud and big data in the business ecosystems development. The emergence and evidences of innovation presents some challenges that include questions such as:
How do we create a bridge that links academic and industry, train the future generation, giving them the skills they need for the industries of tomorrow including digital inclusion initiatives, artificial intelligence, data science, coding, games performance, eSports, etc., so that they can all apply to real-life problems?
How do we manage technology and innovation in which we hope to connect governments, policymakers, and organizations in different parts of the ecosystem to help empower more people and create more lifelong learners, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, innovators, etc?
Can the digital economy protect the safety, security and privacy of its customers and citizenry as witnessed by disruptive digital technology, cyberattacks, compromising data breach committed by hackers and fraudsters that could lead to cybercriminals and associated activities of identity theft and national security?
How does the government keep pace with the rapid change and continuing digital disruption in compliance within the legal requirement as innovation is exponentially experienced? What could be the next techno-nationalist policies?
How may we further ourselves in a globalized digital infrastructures with new concentrations of power through and with data?
More attention needs to be paid to these questions in the current situation and reform in the future and thus will encourage the research debate among academics, policy makers, stakeholders, and in the society in general on regulation and resilience which is still unexplored and consequently new opportunities in the business ecosystems.

 

Keynote Speakers for ICESM History

Prof. Shaofeng Liu
Plymouth University, UK

Shaofeng Liu is Professor of Operations Management and Decision Making at University of Plymouth, UK. She is the Research Director for the Product and Service Value Chain Group, specializing in digital business, knowledge management, decision making, and value chain innovation. She obtained her PhD degree from Loughborough University, UK. She sits on the Management Board for Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems. She is currently a Senior Editor for Cogent Business and Management, and on Editorial Boards for a number of international journals. She has undertaken a number of influential research projects funded by UK research councils and the European Commission with a total value over €40M. She is currently principal investigator and co-investigator for 4 EU projects (3 of which are funded by Horizon 2020 and one by Erasmus Plus) and 1 project funded by UK research council - Innovate UK. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers.

Assoc. Prof. Belinda Luke
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Belinda is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy at Queensland University of Technology. She has approximately 10 years experience in academia, teaching accounting at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Prior to that she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax manager and human resources senior manager for approximately 10 years, in Australia, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea, and China.

Belinda’s research focuses on accountability and reporting in public sector and third sector organisations. Her research publications include 2 books, 7 book chapters, and more than 30 journal publications.

She has previously held positions such as Chair of the Public sector and not-for-profit stream of Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand (2011-2014), is co-author of ‘Financial Reporting’, a textbook published by Wiley and used throughout Australia, and Associate editor of Accounting Research Journal.

Prof. Tim Huh
University of British Columbia, Canada

Tim Huh is expert in operations management, supply chain management and dynamic pricing. He has worked with companies in the semiconductor industry, health care organizations, insurance companies, and manufacturing facilities both in Canada and the United States.  In particular, his work with semiconductor companies was on capacity expansion and configuration when both the production technology and demand for products are subject to high uncertainty.  He has conducted workshops on operational effectiveness for various audiences.  He is in several editorial boards for leading journals in operations management.  He received PhD from Cornell University.  He received multiple teaching awards.

 

Assoc. Prof. Tao Zeng
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Dr. Tao Zeng is an associate professor with supervision status for Master and Ph.D. students at Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. She has many publications in academic journals including Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Canadian Tax Journal, Asian Review of Accounting, etc. She is an Academic Editor of British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade.


Prof. Jacques Picard
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Dr. Tao Zeng is an associate professor with supervision status for Master and Ph.D. students at Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. She has many publications in academic journals including Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Canadian Tax Journal, Asian Review of Accounting, etc. She is an Academic Editor of British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade.


Assoc. Prof. Bixia Xu
 Wilfri
ed Laurier Unviersity, Canada

Dr. Xu obtains her Ph.D. from Concordia University in 2012. Her research interests are in the fields of R&D investments, stock valuation, corporate disclosure, corporate social responsibilities and information science. She has publications in number of journals including a couple of top journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of Business Research. Her teaching focuses on financial accounting theory, advanced financial reporting and management accounting.