Business School teams up with Chinese government and incubator to cultivate innovation

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-tech Innovation Centre (HTIC) and Shanghai ISPACE Investment Management Group Co. Ltd (ISPACE).

Dean Bernard Yeung, with HTIC and ISPACE officials, at the signing ceremony of the MoU.

This partnership will result in the development of mutually beneficial programmes, projects and activities that promote new inventions and business ideas.

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Family feud drama in the Business School

Students in the family business course with Assoc Prof Marleen Dieleman (Strategy & Policy) got creative when asked to study an Asian family business feud and distil lessons from it.

The team was an international mix, including BBA student Keith Ong and exchange students Juan Dader (Universidad de Navarra), Lee Hyoseop (Korea University), Keith Ong (NUS) and Lina Sadovskaja (Stockholm University).

Picking India’s well-known Hiranandani family business, they came up with this wonderful and entertaining video clip that lays out the drama, its antecedents and the lessons family firms can learn from it.

The writer, Juan Dader, is an exchange student. 

Making numbers count

Many students will say it is a dry subject. And Dr Liu agrees it can be hard to engage the students, especially for those with a phobia of numbers.

Yet Dr Liu Qi Zhang of Decisions Sciences has managed to win an Outstanding Educator Award for his work with students. This award recognises dedicated and innovative teachers who set new benchmarks in teaching.

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What is decision science? Dr Liu says, simply, that it is the “science of making decisions”. Every day, managers have to make many decisions.  They are faced with a mountain of data. If they know which data to collate and analyse, they can use the insights gained to make optimal decisions for their companies.

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