Saturday, December 6, 2014

09:00 — 17:00
Pre-Conference Doctoral & Junior Faculty Workshop at University of Sydney Business School
17:30 — 19:30
Welcome Reception at Blu Bar on Level 36 of Shangri-La Hotel

Sunday, December 7, 2014

09:15 — 09:30
Conference Welcome
09:30 — 10:30
Keynote Address: The Integration and Rise of Asia - Geopolitical & Economic Context & Challenges

Keynote

Ian Buchanan, strategy& ANZEA

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Ian Buchanan is an experienced strategy consultant, board member, and senior advisor with more than 30 years of leadership and advisory experience in setting and executing large scale strategic change agendas. His experience includes consulting to major companies, state enterprise and Governments throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific. Ian Buchanan joined Booz & Company in South-East Asia in 1994 as lead partner and was subsequently elected to Chairman. In this capacity he led the development and restructuring of several of the largest client accounts in the region across a range of countries and sectors. In 2005, he moved into an advisory role and now has positions on Australian, Asian and global boards and advisory councils including Australia’s leading insurance company, a large national law firm and one of the country’s most respected business schools.

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Ian Buchanan is an experienced strategy consultant, board member, and senior advisor with more than 30 years of leadership and advisory experience in setting and executing large scale strategic change agendas. His experience includes consulting to major companies, state enterprise and Governments throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific. Ian Buchanan joined Booz & Company in South-East Asia in 1994 as lead partner and was subsequently elected to Chairman. In this capacity he led the development and restructuring of several of the largest client accounts in the region across a range of countries and sectors. In 2005, he moved into an advisory role and now has positions on Australian, Asian and global boards and advisory councils including Australia’s leading insurance company, a large national law firm and one of the country’s most respected business schools. (see full session details)

10:30 — 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11:00 — 12:15
Plenary Session I: Key Challenges in Taking Advantage of Opportunities in Asia

Session Chair

Ian Buchanan, strategy& ANZEA

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Ian Buchanan is an experienced strategy consultant, board member, and senior advisor with more than 30 years of leadership and advisory experience in setting and executing large scale strategic change agendas. His experience includes consulting to major companies, state enterprise and Governments throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific. Ian Buchanan joined Booz & Company in South-East Asia in 1994 as lead partner and was subsequently elected to Chairman. In this capacity he led the development and restructuring of several of the largest client accounts in the region across a range of countries and sectors. In 2005, he moved into an advisory role and now has positions on Australian, Asian and global boards and advisory councils including Australia’s leading insurance company, a large national law firm and one of the country’s most respected business schools.

Panelists

Graham Bradley, Stockland Corporation

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Graham Bradley is a professional company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Stockland Corporation, EnergyAustralia Holdings and HSBC Bank Australia. He also chairs junior gas explorer Po Valley Energy, Virgin Australia International Holdings and the Anglo American Advisory Board and is a director GI Dynamics. In July 2013, he was appointed Chairman of Infrastructure NSW. He was also managing director of Perpetual Limited from 1995—2003. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW and a director of the European Australian Business Council. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts. He was acknowledged by the Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW as the Distinguished Fellow for 2012 in recognition of his contribution to good corporate governance in Australia.

Mark Johnson, Alinta Energy

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Mark Johnson is Chairman of Alinta Energy, a Director of Westfield Group and Senior Adviser to Gresham Partners. He is also Chairman of the ASIC External Advisory Panel, an adviser to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in Australia and chairs Dateline Resources, a junior exploration company. He has spent more than forty years in banking and corporate finance and retired as Deputy Chairman of Macquarie Bank in 2007 and as Chairman of Macquarie Infrastructure Group in 2010. He has recently retired as Chairman of AGL Energy and Guinness Peat Group. He was Chairman of the Australian Financial Centre Task Force, an Australian Government initiative directed towards ensuring efficiency and competitiveness in the financial services sector. From 2002-2013, he was one of the three Australian representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Chairman of the APEC CEO Summit in Sydney in 2007.

Ian Narev, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Ian Narev is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He assumed his current role in December 2011 and his priorities as Chief Executive have focused on Commonwealth Bank’s strategic capabilities of people development, customer focus, technology, productivity and financial strength. Prior to joining Commonwealth Bank, he was a partner of McKinsey & Company. He worked in McKinsey’s New York, Sydney and Auckland offices from 1998 to 2007. From 2005 until his departure in 2007, he was head of McKinsey’s New Zealand office. Prior to joining McKinsey, he was a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Ian Narev holds a Masters of Law degree from Cambridge University (International Corporate Law), and a Masters of Law degree from New York University (International Relations), where he was a Hauser Scholar. He also holds undergraduate degrees in English and Law from the University of Auckland.

Vanessa Wallace, strategy& Japan

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Vanessa Wallace is currently the Chairman in Japan of Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company and now part of PwC) and a Non-Executive Director of Wesfarmers Ltd. She has 30 years of experience in Financial Services working both in the industry, with Schroders Australia, and as a senior adviser through Booz & Company where she held many leadership positions including Member of the Global Board, Financial Services Practice Leader for Global Markets, Global Retail Banking Practice Leader, Leader of Financial Services in Australia and SE Asia, and Strategy Practice leader in Australia and SE Asia. She has a MBA from IMD in Switzerland and B.Comm from the University of New South Wales.

George Yip, Imperial College

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George Yip is Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School. His prior business experience includes being VP and Director of Research & Innovation at Capgemini Consulting. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of MIT Sloan Management Review. The Financial Times said of his book Strategic Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) “... is the chief executive’s in-depth guide to how to sustain and refresh strategy over time.” An earlier book, Total Global Strategy (Prentice Hall, 1992) was selected as one of the 30 best business books of the year. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Cambridge University; and MBAs from Cranfield School of Management and Harvard Business School, and a doctorate from Harvard.

This panel provides an overview of the ways by which strategists can best determine and understand the opportunities and threats that emerge when seeking growth in Asia. The discussion addresses key challenges in achieving growth and elaborates not only on how theories and managerial frameworks can guide strategic decision-making but also on how to further develop methodologies to support strategists. (see full session details)

12:15 — 13:15
Luncheon
13:30 — 14:45
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions
14:45 — 15:15
Afternoon Tea Break
15:15 — 16:30
Plenary Session II: Dealing with Key Challenges and Benefiting from Opportunities in Asia

Session Chair

John Stuckey, McKinsey & Company

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John Stuckey was with management consultants McKinsey & Company for over 25 years, where he advised senior executives of major Australian companies on strategy and organization issues. Since retiring as a partner in 2006, he has been involved in a range of public and private businesses in board or advisory roles. For example, he was the inaugural Chairman of ASIC’s External Advisory Panel and is Chairman of Heathley Ltd, an unlisted property funds manager. While with McKinsey, John Stuckey became the managing partner of the Australasian practice and subsequently chairman of Asia. He was on the firm's global board. For many years he was a leader of and significant contributor to the firm’s strategy practice. He was trained as an economist at the University of New England and holds a PhD in business economics from Harvard. Before joining McKinsey he was an academic at the University of Sydney.

Panelists

Dominik Baumeister, strategy& ANZEA

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Dominik Baumeister is a Director of Booz & Company's Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia based in Sydney, where he co-leads the firm's regional "Engineered Products and Services" practice. After studying in Germany, China and Japan, he started his consulting career in Singapore focusing on the automotive, high tech, construction and transport & logistics sectors across Asia, before co-founding a boutique strategy consulting firm in Australia specializing in private equity support. He then became an Executive Director in Ernst & Young's Transaction Advisory Practice before joining Booz & Company's Sydney Office in 2011. During his 14 years in consulting, Dominik Baumeister continued to work across Asia for Asian, global and Australian clients and is very familiar with the strategic challenges in Asia's high growth environments.

Tony D'Aloisio, IRESS Ltd.

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Tony D’Aloisio has served in both executive and non-executive roles in commercial and Government enterprises. He has held roles of Chief Executive, Chairman and Board member in local and international bodies involved in financial markets and professional services. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) from 2004 to 2006 and was Chairman of the (International) Joint Forum from 2009 to 2011. He was also Chief Executive Partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques between 1992 and 2004. His current roles include: President of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, Director of IRESS Limited, Director of Oakridge Wines Pty Ltd, Director of PPB Advisory, and Director of Atlas D’Aloisio Foundation. He is also a Board member of the Monash University Medical Foundation and President of the European Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre. As well, he holds a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University

Paul Jeans, University of Newcastle

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Paul Jeans is the current Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, and is a fourth generation Novocastrian with a senior leadership career spanning more than four decades, including Chairman of Newcastle Port Corporation, Orinoco Iron CA, Associated Airlines Pty. Ltd., World Marine and General Insurances Pry. Ltd., and six BHP Subsidiary Companies. He has also been a Director of Foster’s Brewing Group Ltd., Energy Australia, Ausgrid and Five BHP Subsidiary Companies. He is a Fellow and Past Councillor of the University of Wollongong and a Past Director and Honorary Governor of The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at Sydney University. He was also a Director of Wollongong University’s Illawarra Technology Corporation. His earlier career focused on engineering and he rose to become General Manager of BHP Engineering. He is a Past President of the Australia – Korea Business Council and a Past Councillor of the Australian Minerals Council.

Dan Lovallo, University of Sydney

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Dan Lovallo is a Professor of Business Strategy at the University of Sydney and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Innovation Management and Organization at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is concerned with psychological aspects of strategic decisions and has appeared in the American Economic Review, Management Science and the Harvard Business Review. He received his PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

This panel will discuss issues related to executing strategies that concern the leveraging of growth options across Asia. Moving from issues concerning making good decisions about growth strategies in Asia, the emphasis shifts to understanding the issues about how to put such strategies in place. (see full session details)

16:30 — 17:45
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Dynamism

Session 25
Cognitive and Behavioural Perspectives on Strategy
Session 26
Innovation and Performance

Track B: Diversity

Session 18
Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Track C: Development

Session 7
Corporate Governance in Developing Markets

Track D: Comparative Frameworks

Session 45
Institutions, Firm Behaviours, and Outcomes

Track S: Special track

Session 50
The Challenge of Innovation for Australia in a Dynamic Asian Context
Session 54
Meet the Editors Session II
18:45 — 23:00
Off-site Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Monday, December 8, 2014

09:00 — 10:15
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Dynamism

Session 27
Technology and Its Strategic Implications
Session 32
Ambidexterity and Flexibility

Track B: Diversity

Session 20
International Diversity

Track C: Development

Session 2
Entrepreneurship Development Network
Session 10
Developing Resources and Capabilities

Track D: Comparative Frameworks

Session 42
Environmental Practices, Regulatory Regimes and Policy Uncertainty

Track S: Special track

Session 46
How to Benefit from Multi-Country Management in Asia?
10:15 — 10:45
Morning Tea Break
10:45 — 12:00
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions
12:00 — 13:00
Luncheon
13:15 — 14:30
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions
14:30 — 15:00
Afternoon Tea Break
15:00 — 16:15
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions

Track A: Dynamism

Session 24
Qualitative Studies on Dynamic Capabilities

Track B: Diversity

Session 15
Emerging Perspectives

Track C: Development

Session 4
Bottom of the Pyramid Development

Track D: Comparative Frameworks

Session 40
Innovation, Growth Paths and Wealth Distribution

Track E: Teaching & Training

Session 13
Teaching Strategy in Dynamic Contexts

Track F: Research Methods

Session 34
Methodological Issues in Strategic Management Research

Track S: Special track

Session 49
How to Best Comply to Compete in Asia?
16:15 — 17:30
Plenary Panel III: Implementing Strategy in Asia

Session Chair

Robert Bruce McKern, University of Sydney Business School & China Europe International Business School

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Bruce McKern is a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Visiting Professor of International Business at the China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, where he was Co-Director of the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation. At Hoover he is co-authoring a book on innovation in China with CEIBS colleague George Yip. He was previously Director of the Stanford Sloan Master's Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and was earlier President of the Carnegie Bosch Institute at Carnegie Mellon. He has been Dean of two Australian business schools and is the author or editor of eight books, including Transnational Corporations in the Exploitation of Natural Resources and Managing the Global Network Corporation. He holds a BE with Honours from the University of Sydney and a Doctorate in International Business from Harvard University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Management International Review.

Panelists

Timothy Beresford, Australian Trade Commission

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Timothy Beresford is currently Executive Director, Tourism, Investment, Education and Programmes Group with the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). He is responsible for strategic leadership of tourism policy, winning foreign direct investment, promoting international education and delivering the Export Market Development Grants programme. He joined Austrade in October 2011 as Executive Director, Australian Operations, responsible for investment and trade as well as marketing, communications and online business. Prior to Austrade, he was First Assistant Secretary of the Social Policy Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He also worked at Westpac Banking Corporation for 6 years in both senior line management and strategy roles. He has a Masters of Philosophy from Cambridge University, Bachelor Degrees in Law and Economics from Sydney University and was a Menzies Scholar in 1994. He is an Associate of the Security Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Joseph Cheng, University of New South Wales

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Joseph L. C. Cheng is Professor of Management and the Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Prior to his current position, he was Professor of International Business and Director of The CIC Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During 2012, he was a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University Asia-Pacific Research Center. Joseph Cheng's research focuses on issues concerning innovation, R&D productivity, and international competitiveness. His current research examines the changing pattern of foreign R&D investment in the Asia-Pacific and its effects on innovation and entrepreneurship across the region, particularly among the JACKS countries (Japan, Australia, China, Korea, and Singapore). He currently serves or has served on the editorial boards of ten journals, including appointments as a consulting editor, reviewer, and special issue editor.

Angus Dawson, McKinsey & Company

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Angus Dawson joined McKinsey & Company in 1996 and is currently a Director in the Sydney office with expertise in strategy and organisation transformation across a range of consumer industries, including deep experience in retail, telecom, media and banking. He leads the Australian Strategy Practice and the Business Unit strategy service line for McKinsey globally. He has helped one of the major Australian retailers over the last 5 years across the full range of corporate strategy, business strategy, organizational design, and performance improvement. He has also worked with one of Australia’s major banks over the last 10 years as it transformed from a lagging performer to one of the most profitable and valuable global banks. Angus Dawson has a Masters of Management, Science and Engineering from Stanford University which focused on computer science and technology-based businesses. He also has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney.

Vaughn Richtor, ING DIRECT

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Vaughn Richtor is CEO of ING DIRECT Australia having previously held the role from 1995-2005, helping to establish the brand which became the country’s sixth largest retail bank in just 10 years. A seasoned ING banker of almost 20 years, he has assumed numerous roles in various geographical locations. His most recent role was CEO ING Banking Asia, previous to this he was Managing Director and CEO of ING Vysya Bank in India. He joined ING in 1991 as Head of Corporate Banking at ING Bank in the UK and assumed the Deputy General Manager position in 1993, starting the Dublin branch. Based in Sydney, Vaughn Richtor continues to oversee ING’s retail banking brands in India, China and Thailand, in addition to his CEO position.

Ryan Stokes, Australian Capital Equity

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Ryan Stokes is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited (ACE) and Chief Operating Officer of Seven Group Holdings Limited. He was appointed an Executive Director of ACE in 2001 and CEO in April 2010. He has been an Executive Director of Seven Group Holdings Limited since February 2010, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2012. He is also a Director of Iron Ore Holdings (IOH), Seven West Media and WesTrac Pty Limited and has extensive experience in China, having developed relationships with various mining and media companies over the past 13 years. Ryan Stokes is Chairman of the National Library of Australia, a position he has held since July 2012 and is a Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. He is also a member of the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Veterans Mental Health established 2014. He holds a BComm. from Curtin University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Having appropriate strategies to compete in Asia with workable execution plans is essential to take advantage of the opportunities that can be leveraged in Asia. However, it is the implementation of strategies that remains a key issue. This plenary panel focuses on unpacking the theories and managerial frameworks that can be applied to better implement strategies in Asia and on identifying avenues to further advance practical guidance to strategists. (see full session details)



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