Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to an online research seminar “*US-China
Decoupling: Implication for innovation in the Asia Pacific and Beyond*” on
Aug 16, 2022 5PM-6:30PM Pacific Time (US and Canada). It features veteran
scholars (Peter Ping Li, Mary Teagarden and Roger Chen) and an industry
expert (Ker Gibbs, the former President of the American Chamber of Commerce
in Shanghai), moderated by Liang Wang. See below for the bios of the

The event is hosted by University of San Francisco’s Center for Business
Studies and Innovation in Asia-Pacific, formerly China Business Studies
Initiative (CBSI). Please register in advance at

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Dr. Peter Ping Li is Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of International Business
at the University of Nottingham at Ningbo, China, and also Professor of
Chinese Business Studies at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He used to
be Professor of Management at California State University, and also
Research Director for the Greater China Region of US-based Center for
Creative Leadership (CCL). His primary research focus is on building the
geocentric (West-meeting-East) theories from the cultural and historical
perspectives, especially applying the Chinese philosophy of wisdom to the
development of holistic, dynamic and duality theories. He has been widely
recognized as one of the global thought leaders in two fastest emerging
research streams: (1) *multinational firms from the emerging economies*,
and (2) *indigenous research on the Chinese management*.

Dr. Mary B. Teagarden is Deputy Dean of Knowledge Enterprise Faculty and
Professor of Global Strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
She is thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic
management and strategic human resource management and editor-in-chief
of *Thunderbird
International Business Review*. She advises technology-intensive firms
throughout the Asia Pacific. Mary serves on the University of San
Francisco's Center for Business Studies and Innovation in Asia-Pacific
Advisory Board. Dr. Teagarden’s research focuses on innovation dynamics,
value creation, and talent acquisition and development. She has published
more than 140 articles, books, chapters, and case studies in *Harvard
Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review* and top academic journals.
Mary is sought by media outlets including CNN, CCTV, the *Financial Times*,
and *the International Herald Tribune* among others who call on her
expertise regularly. Mary received her Ph.D. from the University of
Southern California.

Dr. Roger (Rongxin) Chen is a professor at the School of Management of the
University of San Francisco. He co-founded and served as the founding
co-editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Asia Business Studies (JABS). His
research focuses on corporate innovation, growth oriented business
experimentation, new business development, global strategy and competition
with emphasis on China. He was a longtime consulting vice president at
Silicon Valley Business Forum(SBF). Currently, he serves as a foreign
expert advisor at the post-doctor research group of China Merchant Group.
His research has been published in a variety of journals, including *Harvard
Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, California Management
Review (insight), Management International Review, Asia Pacific Journal of
Management Studies, Business Horizon, R&D Management*, etc. He has received
several research awards including “Abramson Award for Outstanding Article”
from Business Economics and several faculty research awards from the School
of Management at the University of San Francisco.  He got his Ph.D. from
University of Texas at Dallas.

Mr.  Ker Gibbs has worked in Asia for more than two decades, most recently
as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. In the
1990s Mr. Gibbs worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai. Since
then he has split his time between Asia and Silicon Valley, serving in
executive positions with Apple, Disney, and high-growth Internet
businesses. His career in tech led him to banking, where he became head of
technology and media in Greater China for HSBC. Ker Gibbs holds a BA in
economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC
Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco and Shanghai.

Dr. Liang Wang is a Professor of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship
in the School of Management and Associate Director of Center for Business
Studies and  Innovation in Asia-Pacific (CBSI), University of San
Francisco. His research appears in *Academy of Management Journal*,*
Strategic Management Journal*,* Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice*,
among others. Currently he is co-editing *Journal of Business Ethics*
special issue “*Co-evolution of strategy, innovation and ethics: The China
story and beyond*”.

Dr. Liang Wang 王亮

Professor of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship
Associate Director, Center for Business Studies and  Innovation in
Asia-Pacific (CBSI <>)
Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy and International
School of Management
University of San Francisco
Co-editor, Journal of Business Ethics Special issue "Co-evolution of
Strategy, Innovation and Ethics: The China Story and Beyond"

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