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ABCP Webinar: The challenges and opportunities of a global health crisis
28 August, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The challenges and opportunities of a global health crisis: the management and business implications of COVID‑19 from an Asian perspective
Prof Yipeng Liu (刘毅鹏教授), Professor in Management and Organisation Studies, Founding Director of the Research Centre for China Management and Global Business (CMGB), Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
The talk will be delivered in English.
In this talk, the speaker will introduce his recent research work on the challenges and opportunities of a global health crisis. Below is the abstract of the paper:
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. As the evolution and implications of the COVID-19 crisis are still unfolding, we posit that exploring the experiences and strategic responses of Asian countries may shed light on ways to combat COVID-19 for the rest of the world. In this paper, we first articulate the importance of resilience, strategic agility, and entrepreneurship in the context of the fight against COVID-19. Then, with the focus on China, South Korea, and Singapore, we discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on economies and businesses, governmental support for businesses and societies, and implications for global supply chain disruptions. We hope that the global health system will recover quickly, and that the world economy will be revitalized with the contributions and collaboration of science (including social science), industry, and governments.
- Liu, Y., Lee, J. M., & Lee, C. 2020. The challenges and opportunities of a global health crisis: the management and business implications of COVID-19 from an Asian perspective. Asian Business & Management, 19(3): 277-297
Bio of Speaker
Professor Yipeng Liu is a full Professor in Management and Organisation Studies and Founding Director of the Research Centre for China Management and Global Business at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. His research interests centre on mergers and acquisitions, innovation, entrepreneurship and global talent mobility, and emerging markets. He has broad professional experience in management consulting, venture capital, business development and engineering in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has published over 70 academic papers, including leading journals such as Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business. His paper on knowledge transfer in cross-border acquisitions won the International Business Review 2017 Best Paper Award. His recent book is Research Handbook of International Talent Management (Edward Elgar, 2019).
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