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GSEM 2022

Co-chairs and speakers

This conference provides a platform to bring together senior and junior scholars, doctoral students, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of international business, strategic management, cross-cultural management, technology strategy, and global entrepreneurship with shared interests in global strategy, emerging markets, and emerging market multinationals.

Conference Co-Chairs

Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer and Gail and Rob Cañizares Director
Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University

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Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Ph.D

Professor of International Business and Strategy and the Lloyd Mullin Research Fellow
D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

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Jing Li, Ph.D

Professor, International Business and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Investment Strategy
Co-Director, Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies
Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

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Mike Peng, Ph.D

O.P Jindal Distinguished Chair
Professor, Organizations, Strategy and International Management
Naveen Jindal School of Management at University of Texas at Dallas

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Ravi Ramamurti, Ph.D

CBA Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets
Northeastern University

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Daniel Shapiro, PhD

Professor, Global Business Strategy / Business and Society
Co-Director, Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies
Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

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Featured Speakers

Ans Kolk, PhD

Professor, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands
Presentation Topic: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Extractive Sector

Dr. Kolk's areas of expertise are in corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and sustainability, especially in relation to international business. In 2009, she received the EABIS/Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer European Award (Lifetime Achievement Award), which recognises exceptional faculty who are leaders in integrating environmental and social issues into their research and teaching both on- and off-campus. In 2016, she received the Elsevier-wide Atlas award for social impact for her single-authored article 'The social responsibility of international business: From ethics and the environment to CSR and sustainable development’. Her co-authored article ‘How global is international CSR?’ was selected as the best paper published in the field in 2017 by the International Association for Business and Society.

Professor Kolk has published in a range of international journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, Organization, World Development, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Climate Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment. She has also written many book chapters, and published Economics of Environmental Management (Financial Times Prentice Hall) and International Business and Global Climate Change (Routledge, with Jonatan Pinkse).

Arie Y. Lewin, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Strategy and International Business at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

Arie Y. Lewin is Professor Emeritus of Strategy and International Business at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. He is elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business and The Organization Management and Theory division of the Academy of Management awarded Professor Lewin the first Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award at the 2008 Annual Meeting. Professor Lewin is Visiting Research Professor at IESE (2005- 2008) and RSM Erasmus University (1998- ) where he is also ERIM Senior Fellow. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Management and Organization Review (MOR). He was Editor-in-Chief (2002- 2007) of Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS); founding Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science (1989-1998) and the convener of the acclaimed Organization Science Winter Conference (1994 - 2008).

His research interests center on strategic renewal of organizations encompassing studies of adaptation and selection as co-evolutionary systems, emergence of new organizational forms and adaptive capabilities that distinguish between innovating and imitating organizations He is the lead PI for the multiyear international Offshoring Research Network (ORN) project which focuses on companies in transition to globalizing their organizations, business functions, processes and services by tracking firm strategies, experiences and future plans related to global delivery of all business functions and administrative and technical work. Current research focuses on the globalization of innovation.

Randy MacEwen

President and Chief Executive Officer
Ballard Power Systems

Randy MacEwen’s purpose is to accelerate the energy transition by decarbonizing hard-to-abate mobility. He has served as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Ballard Power Systems since 2014. He has held executive roles in clean energy companies for over 20 years, including in fuel cells, hydrogen, and solar. In his earlier career, he was a lawyer specializing in M&A and corporate finance.

Mr. MacEwen represents Ballard on the Hydrogen Council. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Brookfield Renewable. Mr. MacEwen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (York) and a Bachelor of Law degree (Western).

A.J. Nichols

Director Corporate Affairs

A.J. Nichols is the Director, Corporate Affairs for Vale’s global Base Metals Business, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. He is responsible for the government, institutional and corporate affairs related function for the Base Metals which covers Canada, the United States, Brazil, the UK, and Asia.

Before returning to Canada in 2021, he served as the Chief Representative of Vale’s Beijing office and General Manager for Corporate Affairs. He opened the office for Vale in Beijing and lead the Vale China Corporate Affairs and Communications’ team for the planning, deployment and management of national, regional and international issues, policy and regulatory matters, as well as stakeholder relations in Vale’s most important market jurisdiction.

Prior to moving to Beijing in July 2014, A.J. served as the inaugural Head of Corporate Affairs in the Asia-Pacific region for Vale S.A based in Singapore and as the Director of International Relations and Corporate Affairs for Vale’s Base Metals business from 2007-2012. Prior to joining Vale, A.J. served as the Chief of Staff to the Ambassador at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. and in various positions at the Canadian Consulate General of New York City.

A.J. is a graduate of Dalhousie University holding a Bachelor of Arts and MBA and recently completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business LEAD program in September 2021.

The Honorable Yuen Pau Woo

Senator, Senate of Canada

Appointed to the Senate of Canada in November 2016, the Honourable Yuen Pau Woo sits as an independent representing British Columbia. He served as Facilitator of the Independent Senators Group from 2017 to 2021.

Senator Woo has worked on public policy issues related to Canada’s relations with Asian countries for more than 30 years. From 2005-2014, he was President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, during which he also served on the Standing Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and as Chair of PECC’s State of the Region Report. He is a Senior Fellow at Simon Fraser University’s Graduate School of Business, and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Mosaic Institute, the Canadian Ditchley Foundation, and the York Centre for Asian Research.

Senator Woo is a member of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.