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Ideas@SFUBeedie Speaker Series: Strategic Competition for Global Influence


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About this event

US-China rivalry and its implications for the growth economies of the 21st Century


The editor-in-chief of The Economist, writing in The World Ahead 2022, declared that “rivalry between America and China will shape the post-COVID world.” Join SFU Beedie professors Rosalie L. Tung and Jing Li in a conversation about the drivers of this rivalry, the forums of strategic competition between the two superpowers, and the implications for emerging markets—including African economies—that will drive economic and demographic growth during this century.

The topics discussed will include:

  • Drivers of the competition between the United States and China
  • Strategic competition in national priorities
  • Rivalry between American and Chinese firms
  • Implications for economies and firms in the rest of the world


Date: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022


  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT (Vancouver)
  • 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT (Toronto, New York)
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. GMT (United Kingdom)

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Event Access: This event will be hosted on Zoom. Access links will be provided 24 hours prior to the start.


About the Speakers

Dr. Rosalie L. Tung, Professor, International Business

Dr. Rosalie L. Tung (Ph.D.) is a Professor of International Business at Simon Fraser University. She holds the Ming and Stella Wong Chaired Professorship. Prof. Tung has served a five-year term on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management, including the positions of President in 2003-2004 and Past President in 2004-2005. She has also served as the 2015-2016 President of the Academy of International Business. She has served as the 2017-2020 Dean of the Fellows, Academy of International Business. Dr. Tung is the Incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies, the premier journal in international business.

Rosalie has received numerous awards and achievements throughout her career including being recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, the British Academy of Management, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research.

Dr. Jing Li, Professor, International Business

Co-Director, Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies

Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Investment Strategy

Dr. Jing Li (Ph.D.) joined the Beedie School of Business in 2004 from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where she earned her PhD. Jing is a Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy and the Co-director of the Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies. She is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada. Her research interests include international investment strategies of firms, emerging market multinational enterprises, and management of international joint ventures. She has published over thirty articles in various international business and strategy journals and sits on the editorial review boards of multiple journals, including Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies. She also serves as Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review. It

This session will be moderated by Dr. Eric Werker (Ph.D.) the William Saywell Professor at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Eric researches how countries can build more thriving and inclusive private sectors and how external actors influence economic and political outcomes. Eric teaches about strategy, policy, and global economics to MBAs and executives and has authored numerous case studies on companies and countries around the world. Outside of academia, Eric is chief economist and co-founder of Inference Economics, an economics advisory. He is also lead academic for the Liberia program of the International Growth Centre in London and non-resident senior research fellow at the United Nations University WIDER in Helsinki. Eric grew up in Vancouver, earned his A.B. and Ph.D. in economics at Harvard, and then spent nearly a decade on the faculty of Harvard Business School before joining SFU.

About the Series

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Beedie School of Business. Born of SFU’s radical roots, we have been “redefining radical” throughout our 40-year history. To us, that means boldly stepping-up, challenging convention, and changing course to lead in a new direction.

Join us throughout the year as we host the IDEAS@SFUBeedie webinars virtual series showcasing the thought leadership from our world-class faculty as they investigate and discuss some of the most important issues of our time.