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Recent Events in the Institute of International Business and Governance (IIBG)

Research seminar on ‘Publishing in high-quality journals’

Prof. Graham Kendall, Distinguished Professor of the IIBG, gave a seminar on 24 November 2016 on ‘Publishing in high-quality journals’. The seminar focused on how researchers can prepare themselves to publish scientific research results in high- quality journals. It covered topics such as how to target journals, how to write a paper, how to submit a paper and how to respond to reviewers’ comments.



Public lecture on ‘Entrepreneur or wantrepreneur?’

Mr Derek Kwik, Managing Partner of Brave Soldier Venture Capital, gave a public lecture on ‘Entrepreneur or wantrepreneur?’ on 5 December 2016. The public lecture introduced the essential criteria for being an entrepreneur instead of a wantrepreneur. It also provided valuable business knowledge and experiences to participants on being an entrepreneur.




Research seminar on ‘The value of intangible assets in different institutional environments’

Prof. Mario Kafouros, Distinguished Professor of the IIBG, gave a seminar on 16 December 2016 on ‘The value of intangible assets in different institutional environments’. The seminar focused on research that has recognized the advantages of ownership ties by identifying what determines the effectiveness of ownership in enhancing a firm’s performance. By using the analysis of over 22,000 observations across 23 countries, Professor Kafouros explained why and how the rent-generating potential of such intangible assets changes when they are deployed in countries that differ in their institutional development and when the focal firm’s institutional context differs considerably from that of the organizations that own the intangible assets.

One-day executive education programme – 'International market entry strategy'

Prof. Mario Kafouros, Distinguished Professor of the IIBG, conducted a one-day executive education programme entitled ‘International market entry strategy’ on 20 December 2016 at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. Participants who were C-level executives, and directors and managers from different business sectors, attended the workshop and exchanged ideas about international market entry strategies.



Research seminar on ‘Knowledge exploration/exploitation and its effects on firms’ performance’

Mrs Eva Mavroudi from the Leeds University Business School in the UK gave a seminar on ‘Knowledge exploration/exploitation and its effects on firms’ performance’ on 21 December 2016. The seminar focused on whether and when firms should specialize in exploration or exploitation activities internally, and proposed that industry orientation could influence the effects of specialization strategies on a firm’s performance. With the analysis of a panel dataset of 37,945 firms, Mrs Mavroudi showed that pursuing an exploitation strategy affects performance negatively when firms operate in an exploitative-oriented industry. Conversely, pursuing an exploitation strategy affects performance positively when firms operate in a hybrid or exploratory-orientated industry.

Research seminar on 'Publishing in top journals: Common problems and solutions'

Prof. Mario Kafouros gave a seminar on 21 December 2016 on ‘Publishing in top journals: Common problems and solutions’. The seminar explained a wide range of problems and limitations that could lead to the rejection of papers by good international journals. Professor Kafouros also discussed how to overcome some of these challenges and, in turn, increase the chances of being published in good journals and making studies have a greater impact

    

 

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