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07mar18:0019:30Exit Wave: Rethinking Supply Chains in AsiaSt. Gallen
website Join us for our insightful grand panel discussion on rethinking supply chains in Asia, with a special focus on Taiwan. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes in
Join us for our insightful grand panel discussion on rethinking supply chains in Asia, with a special focus on Taiwan. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes in the way supply chains operate around the world, and Asia has been no exception. Our four panelists will delve into the disruptions in global supply chains in Asia, with a particular focus on Taiwan’s experience. Markus Herrmann (China Macro Group), Lukas Zuest (VISCHER), Simona Grano (UZH), and Nico Luchsinger(Asia Society Switzerland) will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that have arisen from the pandemic and learn about the latest developments in supply chain management in Asia. Come and be part of the conversation as we rethink supply chains in the wake of the pandemic and explore the opportunities and challenges in Asia.
Dr. Simona Grano’s expertise centers on the Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at the University of Zurich and teaches several courses on China’s political landscape and society, as well as Taiwan studies. Since 2017 she is the director of the Taiwan Studies Project at the University of Zurich. In 2008, she finished her Ph.D. in Oriental Studies (Sinology) at the Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice. Additionally, she completed her Postdoc at the National Cheng’chi University and Hong Kong University. In 2018, she obtained her Habilitation in „Sinology with Social Sciences Focus“ at the University of Zurich. Besides her educational background, Simona regularly publishes her articles in well-known journals such as the Journal of Civil Society and the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. Since 2020, she has been a member of the editorial board of the Italian journal Orizzonte Cina.
(Tuesday) 18:00 - 19:30
08mar14:0016:00The Power of Asian Elites: Sustainable Value CreationZurich Switzerland
site Join us for a fascinating workshop on elites and their sustainable value creation and how power is used. The
Join us for a fascinating workshop on elites and their sustainable value creation and how power is used. The Elite Quality Index (EQx2022: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4085752) will provide the analytical framework for the discussion (please download the 320-page global ranking pdf ahead of the session) . Our expert speaker, Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett, will explore the topic through a comparative lens, examining the experiences of Singapore, India, and Japan. The emphasis will be on understanding how elites in these regions create value sustainably while balancing the use of power. Register now to secure your spot at this insightful event on elites and sustainable value creation.
Tomas is a professor at the University of St. Gallen’s (HSG) Research Institute for International Management (FIM), specializing in international business with a focus on China. His research connects the new institutional realities, business models and the technology trends of the 4th Industrial Revolution. His teaching experience includes graduate-level courses and executive education in a variety of areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, doing business in China as well as Japan, Russia and more generally Eurasia, team leadership, corporate governance, or philosophy of science (PhD) . He frequently leads international executive education programs and courses at leading business schools in China including, Tsinghua SEM, Fudan University FDSM, Shanghai Jiaotong University Antai.
As a director at the University of St. Gallen’s China Competence Center, Tomas supervises various research initiatives. Among these figure the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China entrepreneurship and innovation. He also works in close collaboration with leading European firms on the St.Gallen Top Team (SGTT) model, aimed at discerning the links between teamwork variables and high firm performance. Tomas also enjoys crafting case studies that bring to life entrepreneurial and business situations in a variety of international settings such as China, Japan or Russia in areas like social e-commerce, business acceleration or the circular economy. His research is inspired by actual management phenomena,
Having started his international career at the Wharton Export Network supporting the foreign market entry strategies of American firms, Tomas‘ direct interest in Asia began in the early 1990’s when he was privileged to work „as a Japanese employee“ at the Tokyo headquarters of a global electronics kaisha. He published his first book on the country’s challenges and potential; Japan’s Open Future: An Agenda for Global Citizenship (co-authored with JP Lehmann and J. Haffner). His latest book is an edited work titled The Life of Russian Business: (Re)cognizing, (Re)activating and (Re)configuring Institutions.
Tomas graduated with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining in parallel a Japanese language degree from Sophia University in Tokyo. He later earned a Master of Science in Management degree at Fudan University in Shanghai, followed by a Ph.D. (Doctor Oeconomiae) at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
(Wednesday) 14:00 - 16:00