The International Interdisciplinary Colloquium: New migrants from the BRIC Countries, Anglo-Chinese Managers in the UK & Entrepreneurial Capacity in the UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms
This event links three major funding bodies' funded projects. They are: Comparative Studies on the New migrants from BRIC counties in America, Australia, Japan and the UK, funded by the JPSS; Entrepreneurial capacity to exploit opportunities, new product development and firm performance: A comparative study of UK and Chinese high-tech firms, funded by the ESRC, and the Role of Hybrid Identity in Knowledge Transfer among Anglo-Chinese Managers, funded by Nuffield Foundation.
The purposes of this event are to bring together researchers who come from different disciplines, universities and counties, but work on similar themes and objects; to engage with governmental and industrial agents, and to carry out an interdisciplinary exploration by using China or Chinese in comparative perspective. It is co-organized by the China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) and the International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management (IER&HRM), LSE.
Time and Date: 9:00 - 18:00, Friday, 6th August 2010
Venue: Seligman Library A607, Old Building, LSE
Chairs: Dr Kent Deng and Susan Fernie
Morning session: new migrants from the BRIC countries
Chair: Kent Deng
9:30-9:35 Kent Deng: Welcome
9:35-10:05 Professor CHEN Lixing: A framework for comparative studies on International Migration Focus on the process from hybridising to agencing
10:05-10:15 Discussant: Professor KOMAI Hiroshi
10:15-10:45 Dr Xiangqun Chang: Comparative perspective and methodological implication of Chinese model of reciprocity (lishang-wanglai)
11:15-11:30 Tea break
11:30-11:45 Mr Emile Dirks: Brazilian immigrants in the UK, related law and regulations, Brazilian-related establishments, and Brazilian returned migrants from the UK
11:45-12:00 Dr Esuna Dugarova: Russian immigrants in the UK and returned immigrants to Russian from the UK, USA, Australia and Japan
12:00-12:15 Mr Ka-kin Cheuk: Indian Mercantile Diaspora in Britain and China: Old and New Class of Migrant Entrepreneurship
12:15-12:30 Ms Helen Tung: New Chinese Immigrants, communities, advice and legal advice
Afternoon session: Anglo-Chinese Managers in the UK & Entrepreneurial Capacity in the UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms
Chair: Susan Fernie
14:00-14:30 Dr Fiona Moore: The Role of Hybrid Identity in Knowledge Transfer among Anglo-Chinese Managers
14:30-14:40 Discussant: Professor Sanjoy K. Nayak
15:00-15:20 Dr Pamela Abbott and Dr Yingqin Zheng: From Boundary Spanning to Creolization: Chinese Software and Services Outsourcing from a Supplier's Perspective [ppt]
15:40-15:45 Group Photo
15:45-16:00 Tea break
16:00-16:20 Dr Matias Ramirez: Creating networks for learning and innovation: A study of knowledge workers in Beijing's Zhongguancun science park.
16:40-17:10 Professor Catherine Wang & Mohammed Rafiq: The Effects of National & Organizational Cultures in Resolving the Exploration-Exploitation Paradox in New Product Innovation: Evidence from UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms
17:10-17:15 Discussion: Professor Karamjit S Gill
17:30-18:00 Stephan Feuchtwang: Closing remarks
Convenor: Dr Xiangqun Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Dr Kent Deng, Reader in Economic History, Department of Economic History; Co-Director of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN); Experience keywords:merchants; western influence; pre-modern and early modern China; China: peasantry; state; literati; maritime economic history LSE
- Ms Susan Fernie, Lecturer in Industrial Relations, Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour (EROB) Department of Management; Experience keywords: call centres; performance related pay; human resource management; private security industry, LSE
- Professor Lixing Chen, Department of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
- Professor Catherine Wang, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
- Dr Fiona Moore, Lecturer of the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Dr. Matias Ramirez, Senior Lecturer at Department of Business and Management, University of Sussex, UK
- Dr Mohammed Rafiq, Reader at the Business School, Loughborough University, UK
- Dr Pamela Abbott, Lecturer at Department of Information Systems & Computing, Brunel University, UK
- Dr Yingqin Zheng, Senior Lecturer at Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University; Research Associate at the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, LSE, UK
- Dr Xiangqun Chang, Research Fellow, Coordinator of the China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), LSE, UK
- Mr Emile Dirks, MSc China in Comparative Perspective, Dept of Anthropology, LSE, UK
- Dr Esuna Dugarova, Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
- Mr Ka-kin Cheuk, PhD candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK
- Ms Helen Tung, Researcher, Temple Court Chambers (TCC), London, UK
- Professor Sanjoy K. Nayak, Advisor on-call, HRH & International Migration, World Health Organisation, HQ/Geneva; EURO/Copenhagen & CC/Amsterdam
- Professor KOMAI Hiroshi, Department of Asian Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan
- Professor Karamjit S Gill, Editor, AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication
- Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthropology, LSE, UK; Director, China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN)
- Dr Jackie Sheehan, Associate Professor in Contemporary Chinese Studies and Deputy Head of School, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham
- Dr Fei Qin, Lecturer of the Department of Management, LSE, UK
- Professor Wei Wang, Faculty of Economics, Kagawa University, Japan;
the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS, UK
- Professor Wenjiong Yang, School of Ethnology, Lanzhou University, China;
Department of Anthropology, LSE, UK
- Ms Bibigul Ospan, Director General, Univer design studio ltd., Moscow, Russia
- Mr Jonas Svendsen, Social and Cultural Science with Specialization in Religion, University in Bergen, Norway
- Mr Anicet-Joel Lezao, a student in specialized master Bank and Financial Engineering at Toulouse Business School; who holds a Masters degree of Money, Bank, Finance and Insurance from University of Paris 10, France
- Mr Martin Švorc, representative of the Foundation of Public Service Interpreting; University of Economics, Prague
- Mr Marcos V. De Castro Souza, Catholic University of Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Mr Ying-Che (Ali) Hsies, Institute for Manufacturing and Management, University of Cambridge, UK
- Ms Jingjing Weng, Department of Management, LSE, UK
- Mr Fan Gu, Department of Management, LSE, UK
- Ms Amy Humphris, Department of Management, LSE, UK
- Dr Klein, Kerstin, Bios Centre, Sociology, LSE. She interests STS, life sciences and society (stem cell research in China), stem cell innovation and political economy China, public understanding of science in China, and state-ownership and political economy of stem cell innovation in China
- Miss Diana Nomeikaite, MSc China in Comparative Perspective, LSE, UK
- Mr Spencer H. B. Kunath, Department of International Relations, LSE, UK
- Miss Eve Dwyer, MSc China in Comparative Perspective program, Dept of Anthropology, LSE
- Miss Yi Wen/Hsia, Anthropology - MSc China in Comparative Perspective, LSE
- Mr Ryan Flynn, MSc Development Studies, LSE, UK
- Ms Ada Shim, MSc Social Policy and Development, LSE, UK
- Ms Akanksha Awal, The Financial Times, UK
- Dr Weifeng Chen, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK
- Mr Michael-Yi Cao, PhD student, School of Management, Royal Holloway,
- University of London. His interests are Management, Strategic management, Technological capabilities, Industrialisation, Dynamic capabilities
- Yingqi Huang, MSc on Public Policy, University of London, UK
- Yifeng Ruan, MSc on Public Policy, University of London, UK
- Ms Archana Sankaran, who holds a Masters degree of programme in operational research at LSE, interested in understanding China and Chinese relationships in the west when it concerns business. She draw parallels to Indians and Indian diasporas in the west, UK
- Ms Emma Dudley, LSE summer school student; a representative of the MicroEmpowering.org, UK
- Miss Nonye Modie, is studying Economics, Politics, and Critical Thinking, and want to get a greater insight on the global economy and to further her learning.
- Miss Fahan Ibrahim Hashi, a student at the International School of London, hoping to study for a Management degree and would like to gain further insight on current affairs in this field of study, UK.
- Mr Max Nqai, St Dominics Sixth Form College, to acquire a greater understanding of the world economics from the firsthand what professional researchers have to say about and economic related topics
- Mr Nikhil Varadharajan, Saint Olave's Grammar School, UK
- Mr Sherzod Kurbanov, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
- Ms Jenny Au-Yeung, LSE/US Embassy London
- Miss Yogita Joshi, interested in economics and particularly in China's trade, UK
- Ms Gita Joshi
- Mr Abdul Rupani
- Mr Michael Batcheler
- Huei-Wan Wang
Click links below to see the BRIC migrant project (to be updated)
- The BRIC new Immigrant project
- News and events on studies of migrant/migrants or migration/immigration
- Related work has been carried out by other researchers
- Related work has been carried out by the team members
Related work offered by the speakers and participants:
- Professor Catherine Wang, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. She was Co-PI for an ESRC project ,'Social-cultural factors, ethnic minority entrepreneurial orientation and firm growth: a comparative study of Turkish and Chinese small firms in the UK' (2006-08). Click HERE for the final report. She has just finished another ESRC project: "Entrepreneurial capacity to exploit opportunities, new product development and firm performance: A comparative study of UK and Chinese high-tech firms" (2008-10). See more details here: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Management/Research/Chinese-firms/index.html .
- Dr Fiona Moore, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. She is conducting research project on the role of hybrid identity in knowledge transfer among Anglo-Chinese managers. See the online survey here: http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=6a61c202-1714-4f87-9896-9eedd127c2af . She is also conducting research project on Korean businesspeople in Surrey in collaboration with researchers at Kingston University. Fiona is Steering Committee member, Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network: www.wagnet.ox.ac.uk , and Online editor, Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review: www.wagnet.ox.ac.uk/wagrev .
- Professor KOMAI Hiroshi, Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba; was Dean, Faculty of Humanities Department of Asian Studies, Shigakkan University. His research interests fields covering Asian Societies, Foreign Migrants, International Society, International Sociology, Theoretical Sociology; main themes are Social Development in Asia, Foreign Migrants in Japan, Immigrants in Japan, Global Sociology, Globalization, International Society, The Role of Buddhism in Cambodian Reconstruction, The Asian Paradigm in Social Sciences. He published 25 books, e.g. Foreign Migrants in Contemporary Japan (Trans Pacific Press ,2001), Migrant Workers in Japan (Kegan Paul International ,1995), Japanese Management Overseas (Asian Productivity Organization ,1989), and many journal articles. Click HERE to see more.
- Professor Sanjoy K. Nayak is Advisor on-call, HRH & International Migration, World Health Organisation, HQ/Geneva and EURO/Copenhagen. He is formerly Director of the Centre for Development Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. He has held several teaching appointments for the Universities in India, the UK and Netherlands. One of his fields of interest is 'political economy of international migration of the highly skilled' including circular and return migration as applied to the health sector: http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/103872/E91417.pdf.
- Professor Karamjit S Gill, Professor Emeritus, University of Brighton; Editor, AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication. His own research interests include knowledge transfer and innovation in cross-cultural settings. Recently had has coordinating an EU-India network on cross-cultural innovation.
- Dr Yingqin Zheng, is a senior lecturer at the Center of Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University. She obtained her doctorate from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge as a Gates scholar, and conducted postdoctoral research at the London School of Economics, where she remains a research associate. Her research interests include distributed innovations, the information society of China, and ICT for development. She has published in reputable international journals and conferences and obtained awards such as Best Paper Finalist at the International Conference of Information Systems 2007 and Highly Commended Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 ("Inequality of What? Social Exclusion in the e-Society as Capability Deprivation", co-authored with Prof. Geoff Walsham, 2009). See her other papers: Zheng, Y, (2009) "Different spaces for e-development? What we can learn from the Capability Approach", Journal of Information Technology for Development, 15(2), p. 66-82; "Information Culture and Development: Chinese Experience of E-Health", Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05), IEEE, Washington, DC, Track 6 (2005); "A Structurational Conceptualization of Information Literacy: Reflections on Research in Rural South Africa", London School of Economics Working Paper Series - 158 (2007); Zheng, Y and R. Heeks, "Conceptualizing Information Culture in Developing Countries", Development Informatics Working Paper no. 34, University of Manchester, UK, 2006.
- Dr Pamela Abbott has been a lecturer/researcher in the area of global sourcing for the past 5 years, holding positions first at University College Dublin, Ireland and now at Brunel University, West London, UK. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, UK, specializing in proximity-based models of offshore software outsourcing, e.g., the nearshore model. She has been actively publishing on topics emerging from this research including the question of suitability of locations for software and services outsourcing, strategies for software and services export in developing countries and the role that distance plays in managing offshore working arrangements. Her most recent research looks at the organizing practices of Chinese IT service providers engaged in collaborative relationships with overseas clients and the issues and challenges raised. The one-page brief is about a study, Distributed Collaboration for Innovation: partnering to leverage global expertise, that she and collaborators are currently in the process of proposing to funding bodies. The brief is based on about 2 and a half years' research on Chinese services providers in Xi'an, Shanghai and Beijing. Her talk with Dr Yingqin Zheng: From Boundary Spanning to Creolization: Cross-cultural, Strategies from the Offshore Provider's Perspective, outlines their preliminary findings.
- Dr Ernesto R. Gonzales, Associate Professor, Graduate School, Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He was Director, Social Research Centre (2000-2007), University of Sto. Tomas; Chair, Economics, National Research Council of the Philippines; Visiting Research Fellow, Asia Research Centre (2005), LSE. Dr Gonzales proposed to give a talk with a long title "A CLIMATE CHANGE FRIENDLY PRODUCT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY COMPUTER WORLDS: Bio-Deflushers and Descalers for the Semi-conductors and Electronics Industry of China and Investment from Innovators Group in London, UK. However, with a limited time he will oncentrate on the issue of how cultural and structural arrangements of global business became a major stumbling block to make a climate change friendly product? - experiences from Philippines, China, and the UK. For those why are interested in the product and more details please download here: [ppt] [Business plan].
Professor Lixing Chen gave a presentation at the session that Dr Kent Deng chaired.
Professor KOMAI Hiroshi (in the middle facing bookcases), gave comments on both Professor Lixng Chen and Dr Xiangqun Chang's presentations
The International Interdisciplinary Colloquium: New migrants from the BRIC Countries, Anglo-Chinese Managers in the UK & Entrepreneurial Capacity in the UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms, on the 8th August
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