As Asian governments move up the economic ladder, the key challenge for growth will be in managing the transition from a government-directed model to one in which governments in the region play a more nurturing role. That's the view of NUS Business School Dean Professor Bernard Yeung who made the remarks at a recent conference in Singapore organised by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), the United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC) and the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC).
"A New Chapter" celebrates the continuing evolution of NUS Business School at the National University of Singapore. As the school looks to the future with conviction and confidence, the strong commitment to excellence is evident - from its rigorous academic programmes and research to its world-class faculty, and from the state-of-the-art classrooms and training laboratories at the Mochtar Riady Building to its students and vibrant campus life.
An interview with Charles M.C. Lee of Stanford University who was the keynote speaker at the 5th Singapore Int'l Conference on Finance (19 & 20 Jul 2011) organised by the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI), NUS Business School.
Hedge fund managers connected to lobbyists tend to hold more and trade more heavily in politically-sensitive stocks, according to the Best Paper presented at the 5th S'pore Int'l Conf on Finance by Huang Jiekun of NUS Business School and Meng Gao of NUS Risk Management Institute.
An analysis of price and volume reactions to about 7,000 CNBC interviews with CEOs over 10 years found that investors were more likely to trade based on CNBC interviews that were not confounded by other events or news.
More attention-drawing interviews were also associated with higher short-selling volume.
The conference, "Sustainable Practices for Our Future: Not Business as Usual", organised by Akzonobel and supported by the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP) of NUS Business School, brought together leaders from the fields of commerce, academia and the NGO sector to discuss the new rules of business leadership and the importance of incorporating sustainability in the corporate agenda.
Peter Seah, Chairman of DBS Group and NUS alumnus, gives his insight on recent rapid changes in the banking industry and the leadership skills needed to navigate this evolving landscape.
Colin Mayer, the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, spoke at the NUS Business School on the need for corporate governance reforms post-financial crisis.
Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of YCMNET Advisors, speaks at NUS Business School on the practicalities of managing client money in turbulent times.
Professor Aneel Karnani of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business says focus must shift to creating employment opportunities for the poor and policies that increase their productive capacity.
Executive deputy chairman of logistics giant Li & Fung speaks at NUS about tapping into the Chinese consumer market and the shift in global supply chains.
The first Singapore Board Diversity Report, a joint 2-year study by BoardAgender and NUS Business School's Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organizations (CGIO), surveyed 700 Singapore Exchange-listed firms. It found Singapore ranked bottom among developed economies globally for boardroom gender diversity with 6.9 percent female representation across sectors. In the region, it lacked behind Hong Kong, China and Malaysia, and only ahead of India.
Green business champion John Elkington speaks at NUS Business School on the challenges and hurdles in tackling climate change and delivering business-focused sustainability for future generations.
NUS Business School professor, veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Eric Tachibana shares insights on start-ups, partnerships and entrepreneurship from his experience in Silicon Valley and Asia.
Citigroup Singapore Country Head Michael Zink speaks at NUS Business School on the qualities needed to deliver leadership in uncertain economic times.
Paul Brest, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the largest grant-making bodies in the US, speaks to NUS Professor Dennis Cheek about the work of the foundation, how it decides which projects to support and gives some advice for a new generation of philanthropists emerging in Asia.
Makoto Kigawa, president and executive officer of Yamato Ta-Q-Bin, on the responses and responsibilities of one of Japan's leading courier firms following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Mochtar Riady, Founder & Chairman of the Lippo Group, shares his views on how the Lippo Group has developed over the decades to the conglomerate that it is today.
Eswar Prasad, Tolani senior professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University, speaks at NUS about the process and implications of internationalising the Chinese currency.
Annual CPA forum ranks standards of governance among Singaporean companies and debates approaches across Asia.
Venture Capital adviser and research expert Dr Martin Haemmig speaks at NUS Business School. Part two of a two part talk. Watch part one here http://youtu.be/rsT3ovC6XZA
Microfinance pioneer and Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus speaks to NUS Business School about the power of social business and human creativity in overcoming the world's biggest problems.
Professor Pankaj Ghemawat of IESE Business School in Barcelona says popular concepts about the extent of globalisation and the death of distance don't stand up to the data.
Speaking at NUS Business School, Liew Mun Leong, CEO of Southeast Asia's largest real estate firm, says focusing on developing and nurturing talent is the key to business success.
William Strong, Morgan Stanley's co-CEO for the Asia Pacific region, explains why Asia is the place to be in the coming decades and why the financial services firm has increased its headcount here by six per cent in the first quarter of 2012.
How the American motorcycle icon is looking to grow its business in Asia and develop Asian business leaders.
Author Chandran Nair says Asia must avoid following the Western consumption-led growth model and come up with its own model of development, or face disaster.