Faculty Interview: Andrew Delios and Zhijian Wu

An integral part of our School community, our faculty members run on such a tight schedule that it’s rare to have one slow down long enough to speak with us. So we were pleased as punch when we got a chance to speak to Professor Andrew Delios, a renowned name not only within the School but outside as well.

A veteran of the School, Prof Andrew is a thought leader and expert in global business strategies and competition issues in emerging economies. He has not only authored six books, but also co-authored more than 80 published journal articles, case studies and book chapters.

For his latest book, Prof Delios had teamed up with NUS MBA alumnus Zhijian Wu and journalist Phillip Day. Here are excerpts from our interview with Andrew and Zhijian on ‘China 88: The Real China and How to Deal With It’ :

Q1. Please tell us a little about yourself and your association with NUS Business School.

AD: I’m a Canadian citizen and have been living in Singapore for 13 years. I joined NUS Business School as an Associate Professor when I first came to Singapore, and am now a full Professor. I teach international business and corporate strategy to PhD, EMBA and MBA students of the School.

ZW: I’m currently the CEO of Woodsford Capital Management Pte Ltd, a quantitative macro fund management company based in Singapore, which I co-founded in 2010. I’m originally from China and have been living in Singapore for more than 10 years. I graduated with a Masters degree from NUS Business School.

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Networking on the Green

For 20 alumni from the Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN) Golf Club and their families, the first get-together for 2014 was naturally another opportunity for the golf enthusiasts to brush up on their technique for the game. They met at the Shanghai Golf Training Center to learn from professional coaches, and swap golfing tips with each other.

Chen Wei, head of ECAN and APEX-C 2012 alumnus, aptly summed up the session, “Playing golf is about having fun with like-minded people. With strong support from our alumni, this club is a perfect place for sowing the seeds of friendship.”

Here are some pictures from the gathering:

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Three schools, three cities, one experience

NUS Business School has renewed its commitment to its S3 Asia MBA programme, conducted in partnership with Fudan University School of Management and Korea University Business School. The deans of all three business schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a ceremony at Korea University Business School at the end of February.

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China alumni reading club kicks off first session of year

Twenty members of the NUS Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN) Reading Club kicked off the first reading club session of the year with a discussion of marketing firm founder and author Jack Trout’s newest book. The March 8 meeting in Shanghai saw alumni come together to share perspectives on In Search of the Obvious: the Antidote for Today’s Marketing Mess, a book that makes the bold declaration that marketers have lost their way.

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NUS alumni hold year-end gathering in Shanghai

Some 140 alumni from the School’s Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN), NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Shanghai Alumni Club and NUS Faculty of Law Shanghai Alumni Club got together for a year-end gathering at Shanghai Greenland Marriott Hotel on December 14, 2013.

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NUS alumnus to lead China-based EMBA Sports Alliance again

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Zhang Runbin, an alumnus of our Asia Pacific Executive MBA (Chinese) programme has been reelected as Chairman of the EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance at its annual summit held at the CEIBS Beijing campus on December 15, 2013.  He was the Chairman of the Alliance for 2013 as well.

The EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance brings together China-based EMBA alumni who have graduated from various business schools in Asia, such as Peking University,Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, CKGSB and CEBIS and share common interests in sports and nature. 

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Founded in 2012, the Alliance aims to foster healthier lifestyles, and positive mindsets, raise awareness and increase community involvement through outdoor sports activities.

 

Winds and Wins at the Second Noah’s Fortune Cup Sailing Regatta

Some 22 teams from 11 prestigious business schools competed in the second Noah’s Fortune Cup Business School Yacht Race held at Dianshanhu Haishang Sailing Club, Shanghai, on November 9-10, 2013. NUS Business School came in fourth position, after CEIBS, Fudan University and Xiamen University in first, second and third positions respectively.

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