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The keynote Speakers for ICEBT 2018

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.
Speech Title: Knowledge Management: Evolution, Research Trend and Application In Food Value Chain
Abstract: This talk will provide a systematic analysis of knowledge management (KM) evolution, from individual knowledge power through knowledge competence in organisations to the current phenomenon of knowledge economy. Some of the most representative KM theories in the KM evolution will be discussed. At the individual knowledge power level, the presentation will look at the famous SECI model (socialisation, externalisation, combination and internalisation) and “Ba” theory (i.e. knowledge space). At the organisational level, knowledge-based view (KBV) and the five learning cycles (i.e. individual learning cycle, individual/group learning cycle, group learning cycle, group/organisation learning cycle, and organisation learning cycle) into competence will be presented. Finally the talk will examine how knowledge can be mobilised crossing boundaries in order to create knowledge economy. An application of the knowledge mobilisation framework in food value chain will be illustrated, based on the most recent development from the EU collaborative project, RUC-APS (standing for Risk and Uncertain Conditions in Agriculture Production Systems), which is funded by European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

 

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.

Speech Title: Read about it? The value of social performance reporting
Abstract: While the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as organisational activity is relatively well established, the development of social reporting on such activity is somewhat fragmented. This presentation examines the development of social reporting in theory, and status of social reporting in practice. In particular, it considers the usefulness of current social reporting approaches, and opportunities to address shortcomings in these approaches.

Principles of financial reporting are considered in the context of social reporting to evaluate social reporting frameworks and examine how social reporting might be improved. The importance of social reporting is considered from the perspective of a range of stakeholders. Proposed developments aim to provoke a reconsideration of the usefulness of social reporting, such that the value of this type of reporting may be enhanced, and stakeholders might actually be informed.

Assoc. Prof. Haiying Ren
Beijing University of Technology,  China

Haiying Ren is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering in School of Economics and Management at Beijing University of Technology, China.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at University of South Florida in 2000. His research interests include Technology and Innovation Management, Multi-agent Simulation, Knowledge Management, and Operations Management. Currently, he is working on the behavioral modeling of the processes of Inventions with knowledge network representations.  He has 14 years collegiate teaching experience in the field of operations research, computer simulation, decision theories and analytical business methods at Beijing University of Technology. Dr. Ren has published more than 40 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings and authored or co-authored two monographs and one book series. He has been principal investigator in several research projects funded by Beijing Municipal agencies and Ministry of Education, including the Beijing Natural Science Foundation and Beijing Social Science Foundation.  Dr. Ren won a Third Prize at 2010 Beijing Technology Advancement Award as a key research team member.  Dr. Ren is an Associate Coordinator of Department of Management Science and Engineering in School of Economics and Management at Beijing University of Technology, China.  He is also an active member of Operations Research Society of China.

Speech Title: The Emergence of Creativity and Innovation from a Multilevel Network Perspective
Abstract: The study of antecedents of creativity and innovation (C&I) in organizations has been one of the main themes in innovation management research. Researchers have found many individual, team and organization level factors that impact the C&I outcomes, but our knowledge about the whole C&I process is still fragmented and incomplete. We believe this phenomenon is caused by the separation of factors and levels in C&I research. Here, by integrating previous reserach on C&I, we propose tentatively a multilevel process theory of C&I in organizations that outlines a bottom-up process showing how creativity emerges from lower levels and gradually grow out of top levels to become true legitimate innovations.

Keynote Speakers for ICEBT 2017

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. Qing Tan
Athabasca University, Canada

Dr. Qing Tan is an associate professor in School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He was born and raised in Chengdu. He left his beloved hometown in 1977 to study Aviation Automation at the Northwest Polytechnic University. He earned his PhD in Cybernetics Engineering for Robotics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in 1993. As a foreign senior research fellow, he did the research on Telepresence Robot for the human acts simulation program at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in 1994. He did his post-doctorial fellowship at University of Alberta in 1996. He joined Athabasca University in 2007 with extensive IT industrial working experiences in Canada. Dr. Tan is teaching and developing both undergraduate and graduate courses including Mobile Computing, Computer Networking, E-Commerce, Enterprise Modeling, Cloud Computing, and Big Data Analytics. Dr. Tan’s research interests and engagements include Location-Based Technologies, Mobile Computing, Adaptive Mobile Learning, Telepresence Robot, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Computer Network and Cyber Security. Dr. Tan received several Canadian national and provincial research grants. He has published many research papers on International journals and conferences. He also sits on many international journal editor boards and various conference committees

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.