University of Gothenburg

Visiting Professor Programme 1, 2009 - 2013

Sponsors: Carl Bennet AB, Elanders AB, AB Volvo, Stena AB, The Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture, SKF AB, Stiftelsen för ekonomisk forskning i Västsverige

Financial Economics
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Tamir Agmon holds a B.A. in Economics and English Literature from the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel (1964), a MBA from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1970) and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1971).

Agmon has been associated with the School of Business, Economics and Law for many years. He recently held the position as visiting professor Financial Economics, sponsored by Öhrlings PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

His research includes:

  • The identification and the measurement of intellectual assets
  • Value management approach to corporate finance: adjusting the common models to incomplete markets and imperfect competition in a global market
  • Private equity in small countries and emerging markets: a new form of financial foreign direct investment (FDI)

University at Buffalo-State University of New York, USA

Professor Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen was appointed the Chair of the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York in fall 2010. Before that she served as the co-Director of the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender at the University at Buffalo. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1989. She served as the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography, University at Buffalo from July 2000-Dec 2004. From January 2005 until December 2010, she served as the chief editor of one of the flagship journals of the Association of American Geographers—The Professional Geographer. She has served on the editorial board of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Now, she is on the editorial board of three other geography journals. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on economic and urban geography. She has published over fifty articles in refereed journals and has co-edited a book on economic geography. She has received five different research awards from the National Science Foundation and several others from the Canadian Embassy. She is an active member of the research team of three centers at the University at Buffalo: Canada-U.S. Trade Center, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, and the National Center for Geographic Information Analysis. Her recent university service includes membership (elected) of the Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure committee of the College of Arts and Sciences and advisory board membership (appointed) for the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. She was selected as a fellow for the Faculty in Leadership Program 2005-2006 at the University at Buffalo and later served as an American Council on Education Fellow (ACE) at the Chancellor’s Office, University of California-Los Angeles.

Research Interests. Professor Bagchi-Sen’s research covers topics in economic geography and international business. In economic geography, her interests are in understanding regional development by understanding firm and industry dynamics and the interplay between firms’ internal and external environments. Her specific industrial interests are in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. She has continued her interest in her dissertation research on foreign direct investment over the past two decades. Her current focus is on multinationals from emerging markets and their investment in Europe and the United States. Her methodological interests are in understanding uneven development. She uses mixed methodologies, that is, spatial analytical methods and case studies. In doing so, her research is both informed by policy and has policy relevance.

Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

Luis Bértola (Ph. D. in Economic History, University of Gothenburg) is Professor of Economic History and Development at Universidad de la República, Uruguay. He is the head of the Ph.D. Program´s Academic Committee., runs the Montevideo-Oxford Latin America Economic History Database and the project "Prebisch and the XXI Century Challenges" at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. He is editor of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History and is member of the editorial board of many reviews. He has given postgraduate courses and seminars at several universities around the world. His most recent publications are two books about Latin American economic history, one written together with José Antonio Ocampo with the title The Economic Development of Latin America since independence (forthcoming Oxford University Press) and Institutions and Economic Development in Latin America, edited together with Pablo Gerchunoff (UN, ECLAC, Santiago de Chile 2011).

His main research interest is comparative long-run development with focus on Latin America and on topics as institutions, technical and structural change, inequality, living standards and international relations.

Transport Studies
University of Westminster, UK

Professor Michael Browne has held the Chair in Logistics at the University of Westminster since 1992 during this time he has been Head of the Department of Transport within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and also Director of the School's Graduate Centre. He is the Associate Editor of the journal Transport Reviews, and is on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. He chairs the Special Interest Group for Urban Goods Movement within the World Conference for Transport Research Society and is a member of the Scientific and Programme Committee of the Institute of City Logistics.

Michael chairs the Central London Freight Quality Partnership bringing together six central London boroughs, Transport for London and major private sector organisations with the aim of improving freight operations in central London taking full account of business and environmental factors. He has been an adviser to the region Ile de France and Copenhagen concerning their urban freight strategies. At various times he has acted as an expert on panels coordinated by the OECD and the International Transport Forum. He is the Chair of the Logistics Research Network (LRN) bringing together academics working in logistics within the UK (the network is supported by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport).

Research Interests. Professor Browne's research considers the interface between public policy and business decisions in the field of freight transport and logistics. His recent research has focused on the scope for improvements in urban freight transport and on ways to reduce energy use within supply chains. He is currently working with Transport for London to identify the logistics legacy that will arise from the 2012 Olympic Games. He has worked on a wide range of studies for the UK Research Councils, the European Commission and studies funded by the UK, US and French governments. He is a visiting professor at the University of Paris II and Bordeaux Business School and is the UK representative within the Observatory of Transport Policies and Strategies in Europe (OPSTE) providing analysis and understanding of trends in transport at a European level - hosted and supported by the French Ministry of Transport.

Marketing, Economic sociology
University of Toulouse II, France

Franck Cochoy holds a Master in French Literature from Université de Paris VII (1986) and a Master in sociology (D.E.A.) from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (1989). He is a former student of the École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay Saint-Cloud. In 1990 he received his PhD in Social Sciences from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and a Habilitation degree in Sociology from the University of Paris X-Nanterre in 1999.

Since 2001 he is Professor of sociology at the University of Toulouse II. Professor Cochoy is one of the leading researchers within the field of Action Network Theory ANT. His teaching and research include:

  • History and sociology of market mediations
  • Market and politics
  • Theories of action
  • Research methods

University of Napier, Edinburgh

Professor Kevin Cullinane was appointed Director of the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University in April 2007. He has previously held Professorships at Newcastle University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published 7 books and over 160 refereed journal papers. He sits on the editorial boards of 7 journals with international coverage, including as Associate Editor of Transportation Research A: Policy & Practice. At 36, Kevin was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and, at various stages in his career, has been a logistics adviser to the World Bank and transport adviser to the governments of Hong Kong, Egypt, Chile, Ireland and the U.K. He currently holds visiting Professorships at the Copenhagen Business School and Dalian Maritime University in China, as well as a long-term appointment as an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He was also a member of the Council of the International Association of Maritime Economists from 2001-2008.

Research Interests.  Professor Cullinane has eclectic research interests. Motivated by the desire to improve the quality of life, he is keen to see efficiency improvements in the movement of freight - with a focus over the last decade on the estimation of infrastructure efficiency, particularly with respect to the container port industry. More recently, he has also developed a stream of research looking at container port connectivity. Together with his interest in discrete-choice modelling, these apparently distinct research themes all contribute to the development of an holistic approach to analysing port competitiveness. The ultimate intention of this work is to expand the application area to encompass any international supply chain.

Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, Experiments
University of Arizona, USA

Martin Dufwenberg defended his Economics PhD thesis "On Rationality & Belief Formation in Games" at Uppsala University in 1995. He studied game theory at Stockholm and Princeton Universities. He held positions in Tilburg, Uppsala, Stockholm, Bonn, and currently University of Arizona where he is Karl & Stevie Eller Professor of Economics and director of the Economic Science Laboratory and the Institute for Behavioral Economics. His research uses game theory and experiments and explores issues in behavioral economics.

Resources for the Future, USA

Carolyn Fischer works primarily on policy mechanisms and modeling tools that cut across environmental issues, from allowance allocation in emissions trading schemes to wildlife management in Zimbabwe. In the areas of climate change and energy policy, she has published articles on designing cap-and-trade programs, fuel economy standards, renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency programs, technology policies, the Clean Development Mechanism, and the evaluation of international climate policy commitments. A current focus of her research is the interplay between international trade and climate policy, options for avoiding carbon leakage, and the implications for energy-intensive, trade-exposed sectors. In areas of natural resources management, her research addresses issues of wildlife conservation, invasive species, and biotechnology, with particular emphasis on the opportunities and challenges posed by international trade.

India Development Foundation, India

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay received his B.A. in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta (1978) and his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1983). He currently holds the position as Director for India Development Foundation.

Since 1992 he is a much appreciated lecturer at the School of Business, Economics and Law, where he has actively taken part in- and hosted several research seminars.

In 2006, Gangopadhyay was awarded Honorary PhD at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

Gangopadhyay¿s research areas include contract- and game theory with a specialization in Economics of Information.

University of Queensland, Australia

Donald Getz conducted his advanced education at the University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning, 1971), Carleton University (Master of Arts, Geography, 1975) and the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland (PhD in Social Sciences ¿ Geography, 1981). Getz is currently Professor in the School of Tourism, University of Queensland, and also Professor in the Haskayne School of Business at University of Calgary, Canada.

Donald Getz  has been associated with the School of Business, Economics and Law as visiting professor for many years. Professor Getz teaches, conducts research, writes and consults in the field of tourism and event management. Related areas of expertise include:

  • Destination and resort management and marketing
  • Family business and entrepreneurship
  • Rural tourism
  • Impact assessment
  • Consumer research
  • Special-interest travel

Management, HRM
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Yitchak Haberfeld holds a BA in Political Science (1975) and a MA in Public Administration from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from University of Wisconsin-Madison (1985). Major: Human Resource Management Minors: Quantitative Research Methods and Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations.

Yitchak Haberfeld has been visiting professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law since 2005. He mainly uses quantitative methods and his research areas include labor market studies, equality, Human Resource Management and industrial relations.

Branding & Design
University of Virginia, USA

Mary Jo Hatch holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.B.A. in Finance from Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University. Mary Jo Hatch is Professor Emerita at McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and Adjunct and Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Her research falls mainly at the intersection of strategy, marketing and organization theory. Her areas of Expertise are:

  • Organization theory
  • Organizational culture, identity, and image
  • Corporate branding
  • Organizational symbolism
  • Jazz as a metaphor for leading and organizing

Human Geography
University of Wollongong, Australia

Professor Lesley Head is a geographer who has worked at the University of Wollongong, Australia, since 1987. Her current position is Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellow and Director, Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER), UOW. She is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2005-06 she was King Carl XVI Gustaf Visiting Professor of Environmental Sciences, Hogskölan Kristianstad, Sweden. She was Head of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at UOW from 2007-09. Lesley is a past President of the Institute of Australian Geographers and has chaired the National Committee for Geography of the Australian Academy of Science.

Lesley has a long-term research fascination with human-environment relations, both conceptual and material. That is, she wants to understand how humans are physically changing earth’s systems and landscapes, how we think about our place in nature, and how these two things are connected. A particular focus – pursed through different disciplinary traditions – is on relationships between humans and plants. In recent years this work has mostly been in cultural geography, with projects on backyard gardens, wheat and invasive plants. This developed from Lesley’s earlier work on Aboriginal land use, ethnobotany and fire. She started her research career using palaeoecology and archaeology to study long term changes in the Australian landscape, and the interactions of prehistoric peoples with their environments. Today Lesley is building on this multidisciplinary background in AUSCCER, where a team of scholars – including a number of Early Career Researchers - is applying cultural research methods to the pressing issues of sustainability and climate change.

Mathematical Finance
University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

Stefano Herzel received his Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (1994) and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University, USA (1997). Since 2008 Stefano Herzel holds the position of Professor of Mathematical Finance at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". His teaching and research areas include:

  • Option Pricing
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Pricing and hedging derivatives securities
  • Advanced Financial Calculus

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Michael Kirchler holds a MBA (2003) and a Ph.D. in Finance (2006) from the University of Innsbruck. Between 2004 and 2006 Kirchler was a Research Associate at the Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck. Since 2006 he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck.

His teaching and research interest include: 

  • Experimental Finance 
  • Information Economics 
  • Market Efficiency 
  • Empirical Finance 
  • Agent-Based Models

Bristol Business School, United Kingdom

Visiting Professor 2009-2012

David Knights holds a BSc from University of Salford (1969), a Msc from University of Manchester (1971) and a PhD from University of Manchester (1983). He is Emeritus Professor of Management and Organizational Analysis at Keele University.

Alongside wide ranging interests in Organisational Analysis, Innovation and Strategy, Business Process Re-engineering, and Education, David entertains a particular interest and longstanding track record in the financial services sector. Previously employed at the University of Exeter, the University of Nottingham and UMIST, he founded the Financial Services Research Forum in 1994 (now operating from Nottingham University Business School), for which he continues to be a Director.

Behavioural and Experimental Economics
University of Munich, Germany

Martin Kocher is Chair of Behavioral and Experimental Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Munich. He has previously held positions at the University of East Anglia, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Innsbruck, where he obtained his doctorate. Currently, he is also Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Munich.

Martin Kocher’s research centers on the analysis of the behavior of individuals in auctions, in collective decision-making, in drawing up contracts in principal-agent relationships, in trusting and reciprocal behavior, or in situations where you can choose between cooperation and conflict. Based on theoretical predictions, he uses economic experiments that allow analyzing behavior in a controlled manner. He has published in many leading general interest and field journals in economics, including the Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, the Economic Journal and Games and Economic Behavior. Martin Kocher is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology, director of the interdisciplinary laboratory MELESSA at the University of Munich, and Fellow of the National Centre for Econometric Research, Australia.

He has been an advisor to the German Ministry of Finance and the government of Liechtenstein. Martin Kocher’s research has been featured widely in the media, including the London Times, the Guardian, Business Week, BBC, CNN, Dagens industri and many German speaking newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. He received his PhD in management and organization studies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1987, and he currently teaches in the department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. Kunda has lectured widely on culture, culture management, and culture change in the United States, Europe, and Israel. Kunda is one of the world's leading authorities on organizational ethnography, and is presently interested in globalization processes in organizations and in new work forms in the knowledge economy.

He has served as the director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv University (1992-1995), chair of the Department of Labor Studies (1995-1997, 2000-2002), and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California. Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. His book Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation (1992; 2006) was chosen as Book of the Year by the American Sociological Association¿s Culture Section and has been translated into Italian, Japanese and Hebrew, and reprinted in India. His recently published book (with Stephen Barley), Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Cathy Macharis is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She teaches courses in operations and logistics management, as well as in transport and sustainable mobility. She has been involved in several national and European research projects dealing with topics such as the location of intermodal terminals, assessment of policy measures in the field of logistics and sustainable mobility, electric and hybrid vehicles, etc. She is the chairwoman of the Brussels Mobility Commission.

Research Interests. Professor Cathy Macharis research group MOSI-Transport and logistics focuses on establishing linkages between advanced operations research methodologies and impact assessment. The research focuses on three major domains: sustainable logistics, environmental friendly vehicles and travel behaviour. Moreover she applies several socio-economic evaluation methods, notably her developed Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) allowing an explicit involvement of the stakeholders during the decision making process. She has expertise and is author of the most topical books on city distribution and intermodal transport. She applies moreover advanced techniques in operational research to provide practical solutions to logistical problems that managers of large companies and policy makers of governments are facing. The decisive purpose of her multidisciplinary transport and mobility related research is to make mobility and logistics more sustainable.

The George Washington University, USA

Lynda M. Maddox holds a B.A. in Advertising and French from the Pennsylvania State University a M.A. in Advertising and Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a PhD. in Communications from Southern Illinois University.

Lynda M. Maddox is a Professor of Marketing and Advertising at The George Washington University. In addition to teaching at GW, Lynda frequently teaches in Thailand and Sweden.

Her expertise includes:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Consumer behavior
  • Traditional and Internet market research
  • Focus group moderation and training

Economic History
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Deirdre McCloskey received her B.A. in Economics from Harvard College (1964) and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1970). Since 1999 she is UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication University of Illinois at Chicago and since 2006 Research Professor of Social Thought, Academia Vitae, Deventer, The Netherlands. Professor McCloskey has written fourteen books and edited seven more, and has published some three hundred and sixty articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law.

She taught for twelve years in Economics at the University of Chicago, and describes herself now as a "postmodern free-market quantitative Episcopalian feminist Aristotelian."

Finance and Operations Management
University of Massachusetts, USA

Professor Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, which she founded a decade ago. She is the author of 9 books, more than 150 refereed journal articles, and over 50 book chapters. She presently serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals and two book series and is the editor of another book series. Professor Nagurney has been a Fulbrighter twice (in Austria and Italy) and was a Distinguished Guest Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She has held Visiting appointments at MIT (at the Center for Transportation and the Sloan School of Management) and at Brown University and was a Science Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2005-2006. She has been recognized for her research on networks with the Kempe prize from the University of Umea, the Faculty Award for Women from the US National Science Foundation, and was elected a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International, among other awards. Her research has garnered support from the AT&T Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation through its Bellagio Center programs, and the National Science Foundation. She has given plenary/keynote talks and tutorials on 5 continents. She is an active member of professional societies, including INFORMS, POMS, RSAI, the Econometric Society, the Society for Computational Economics, SIAM, and AMS. She has also been recognized with several awards for her mentorship of students and her female leadership. She has chaired 15 doctoral dissertations and has helped to place her students at major universities internationally. Many of her former students (undergraduate and graduate) have prominent positions in industry.

Research: Professor Nagurney's research focuses on network systems from transportation and logistical ones, including supply chains, to financial, economic, social networks and their integration, along with the Internet. She studies and models complex behaviors on networks with a goal towards providing frameworks and tools for understanding their structure, performance, and resilience and has contributed also to the understanding of the Braess paradox in transportation networks and the Internet. She has been researching sustainability issues with applications ranging from pharmaceutical and blood supply chains to perishable food products and fast fashion to even humanitarian logistics. She has advanced methodological tools used in game theory, network theory, equilibrium analysis, and dynamical systems and is presently researching quality issues in complex networks and supply chains.

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Economics & Social Science
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Ramnath Narayanswamy holds a BA in Political Science (1975) and a MA in Political Science (1977) from the University of Poona, India. Later he shifted to political economy and area studies, receiving a D.H.E.S.S. in Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudesen Sciences Sociales,Paris, France (1981), a D.E.A. in Sociology from University of Vincennes, Paris, France (1982) and a Ph.D. in Economics & Sociology from Ecole des Hautes Etudesen Sciences Sociales, Paris, France (1985).

Today Ramnath Narayanswamy is a Professor in the Economics and Social Sciences Area at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. His professional and consulting work straddles the twin worlds of the social sciences and organizational behavior. His areas of interest include:

  • Business and Society 
  • Economic Reforms and Business Opportunities in the Transition Economies 
  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication Skills and Spirituality and Self Development in the work place.

International Business
Korea Polytechnic University

Sang-Chul Park holds a Master´s Degree from the University of Giessen, Germany (1990), a PhD. from the University of Giessen, Germany (1993) and a second Doctor¿s Degree in economics from the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg (1997).

Park has held positions as Associate Professor at Okoyama University, Japan, and since 2006 as Full Professor at Korea Polytechnic University. His research and teaching interests include:

  • Technology politics
  • Regional innovation systems
  • Localization of knowledge-based industry
  • E-government

University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Frans Pennings was appointed professor of labour law and social security law at Utrecht University in 2008. Previously he held professorships at Tilburg University and Utrecht University in international social security. He has published 33 books, of which several have already had new editions, and more than 100 journal papers and chapters of books. He has taught a wide range of courses to students at all levels, ranging from an introductory course on labour law and social security law for second year law students, and courses on European social security law, Dutch social security law and labour law. Currently he is supervisor of 7 PhD Students.
Pennings is member of the Social Security Central Appeal Court in Utrecht, the highest court in social security law and civil servants law in the Netherlands.  He is also editor of the preer-reviewed European Journal of Social Security and the Dutch Tijdschrift voor recht en Arbeid.  Recently he completed a comparative study of the impact of ILO conventions and a book on the meaning of these instruments. He also completed books on Dutch social security law and labour law in an international context.

Main research interests are in the area of national and international social security law and also in the border area of labour law and social security law. Main topics are: the impact of ILO conventions on national systems, the EU social security instruments, national law (unemployment, disability and sickness benefits), the scope of the labour contract.

For more information on Frans Pennings, visit his website.

International Business
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Bent Petersen received an M.Sc in Economics (1983) and a Ph.D in International Business from Copenhagen Business School (1996). He currently holds the position as Professor of International Business at Copenhagen Business School, Center of Strategic Management and Globalization and Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Center for Strategic Management and Globalization. His areas of interest include: 

  • International Marketing
  • Foreign Operation Modes
  • Internationalization Process of Firms
  • Incentive Structures

School of Economics
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Sock-Yong Phang is currently Professor of Economics at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Senior Research Fellow at SMU’s Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI). Professor Phang’s research interests are in the areas of urban economics and economic regulation. She is the author of the book “Housing Markets and Urban Transportation” as well as several refereed journal papers. Her recent publications have dealt with the urban housing supply regimes, Public Private Partnerships in transport and real estate, and competition policy for the international transport sectors. She teaches courses on “Urban Economics and Real Estate” and “Economics of Regulation and Competition Law” at SMU. She is currently working on a book on “Housing Finance Systems.”

Bridging theory and practice, Professor Phang has, at various stages in her career, served on the boards of Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority and Land Transport Authority, and as consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and various government agencies. She has been a Commission Member of the Competition Commission of Singapore since 2005, and is also currently a member of Singapore’s Public Transport Council, the Energy Market Authority’s Gas Network Code Modification Panel, as well as advisory board member for the Centre for Liveable Cities, the Land Transport Authority Academy, and the Behavioral Science Institute.

Behavioral Economics
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Matthias Sutter is Professor of Experimental Economics at the University of Innsbruck. He holds a Master in Roman Catholic Theology (1988), a Minor in Human Communication and Psychology (1991), a Master in Economics (1996) a PhD in Economics (1999) and a Habilitation degree in Economics (2002) from the University of Innsbruck. Since 2007 Sutter is Part-time Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law. His teaching and research interest include: 

  • Game Theory 
  • Competition and Markets 
  • Decision Making 
  • Experimental Economics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Competition policy and theory

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Ashok Thampy holds a B.A (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen¿s College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India (1988), an M.A in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (1990) and a Ph. D. in Economics from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (1994).

Today Thampy is Associate Professor in Finance at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). His areas of interest are: 

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial risk management
  • Credit risk
  • Industrial economics
  • Banking
  • Insurance and the regulatory framework for the financial system

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Bond University, Australia

William van Caenegem holds a law degree from the University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium (1984) and a LL.M (1985) and PhD (2005) from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Professor van Caenegem is currently Professor of Law at Bond University, Australia, and a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has published on intellectual property law, and on IP and innovation. His current research concerns the rights of employees to tacit knowledge ("know-how"). He has also undertaken comparative work in the areas of IP and of procedural law, and is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law, the International Academy of Comparative law and the Société de Législation Comparée. His teaching includes:

  • Industrial Property Law
  • Copyright and Entertainment Law
  • Global issues in IP Law (LLM)
  • Introduction to Common law for Civil Lawyers (LLM)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Evidence

Prior to becoming a Visiting Professor, Dr. Woodilla was affiliated Researcher at Business & Design Lab, University of Gothenburg, and the Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Management at the John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University, where she was the project manager for their successful AACSB-International accreditation. Before crafting her identity as a “pragmatic academic” in the 1990s, she followed a number of different career paths, including those of a research and development scientist, stay-at-home parent, and non-profit organization leader and consultant. Dr. Woodilla has a BSc in physics from the University of London, Master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has published many articles in leading journals, contributed book chapters in several areas, edited books on irony and design management, and been an active participant in conferences in the US and Europe

Professor Woodilla’s research is motivated by her inquisitive nature and love of learning, and has covered an exceptionally broad range of interests over the years. Her research focus has evolved from quantum electrodynamics to quality systems, and in the 1990s, to organization studies and management. Here she has taken a critical management approach to management education, organizational discourse, irony, management education, design thinking and, currently, the intersection of art-in-management and design management. Irony has been a deep interest, both in life and in the academic sphere, whereby she can move easily among multiple realities and different epistemological perspectives without favoring any one in particular, yet maintaining a critical view. In management education she continues to develop cases for classroom learning and assessment processes for student work. During the last five years she has focused on design management where she has paid particular attention to the concept of design thinking, and now is moving towards design management and art-in-management.

School of Management at Zhejiang University, China

Visiting Professor 2009-2011

Wang Zhong-Ming is professor of human resource management, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship at School of Management, Zhejiang University, China. He received his degrees from University of Gothenburg, Sweden (1985) and Hangzhou University (1987), a joint program with University of Gothenburg.

He is the Executive Dean of School of Management and both the Director of Center for Human Resources and Strategic Development and the Director of Global Entrepreneurship Research Center, Zhejiang University. He is also the director of the Institute of Social Entrepreneurship at the GERC of Zhejiang University. His research areas include:

  • Leadership competence modeling
  • Personnel selection and assessment
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Performance appraisal and compensation systems
  • Organizational decision-making