Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor and Director of the Bernstein Center on Ethics, Leadership, and Governance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University. He received his degrees at UC Berkeley, School of International Affairs at Columbia University, and the Sloan School, MIT, and was awarded an honorary doctorate at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was a chaired professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and at INSEAD, France, and has been a visiting researcher at the Humboldt Universitaet (Berlin), the Science Center Berlin (where he was awarded the Karl Deutsch Visiting Professorship), Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), Tsinghua (Beijing), Singapore Management University, and Santa Fe Institute.

Bruce Kogut’s research is currently on accountability in social science research and why academics get it wrong, small worlds of governance, and social entrepreneurship. His previous research has won several awards, has been published in leading economics, management, and sociology journals, and has extended from foreign direct investment, real options applied to investment and strategies, corporate and global strategies, the firm as knowledge, mobility of ideas and engineers within and across regions, small worlds in governance, banking governance and risk in the financial crisis, and complexity in the social sciences.

Mr. Kogut teaches classes on competitive strategy at Columbia, and has previously taught governance, ethics, political economy of trade and investment, global strategy, and privatization in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive programme(s). He is a frequent speaker at public and corporate events, such as the World Economic Forum, UN European Economic Council, and CEO Forum. He has also led teaching programme(s) on public policy training for the ANC of South Africa, on privatization private-public partners for Malaysia, and on social entrepreneurs and Jewish-Muslim Dialogue (partnered with the Rothschild Foundation and Cambridge University), and founded the Insead Social Entrepreneurship Programme.

Mr. Kogut is a member of the board of 3i Infotech, a start-up and listed Indian IT company, and has been on the boards of an international school in Paris, a business school in Russia, and a research institute in the UK. He co-chaired the innovation public group for the Obama campaign. In the past years, he has appeared on CNBC, BBC, World Focus, and PBS, and has published editorials in, Financial Times, Les Echos, Le Figaro, and other newspapers and journals. He is married to Monika Knutsson, a designer, and they have two children, Emily and Erik.

Huang Yasheng is professor of political economy and international management and holds International Programme Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a special-term professorship at School of Management, Fudan University and an honorary professorship at Hunan University. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard University.

In addition to academic journal articles, Professor Huang has published Inflation and Investment Controls in China (1996), FDI in China (1998), Selling China (2003, Chinese edition, 2005), Financial Reform in China (2005, co-edited with Tony Saich and Edward Steinfeld), and Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics (2008, Chinese edition, 2010).Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics is a detailed narrative account of history of economic reforms in China. It is based on detailed archival and quantitative evidence spanning three decades of reforms. The book shows that private entrepreneurship, facilitated by financial liberalization and microeconomic flexibility, played a central role in China’s economic miracle. The book predicted and discusses in detail the current economic challenges facing China. The book was selected by the Economist magazine as one of the best books published in 2008 and was 2008 Finalist/Honorable Mention in Economics, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, Inc.

In collaborations with other scholars, Professor Huang is conducting research on a range of research projects including higher education in China, production of scientific knowledge in China, on entrepreneurship, and on FDI. His research has been profiled in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Businessworld, Le Monde, Economic Times, Daily Telegraph, Bloomberg, Businessweek, Guardian, The Australian, Canberra Times, The Standard Financial Times, Times magazine as well as in numerous Chinese publications and publications in Germany, France, Sweden, Romania, Brazil, and Russia. He has published op-ed articles in Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy. He is a columnist for Entrepreneurs and Global Entrepreneurs magazines in China.

At MIT Sloan School, Professor Huang founded and runs China Lab and India Lab, which aim to help entrepreneurs in China and India improve their management. He has held or received prestigious fellowships such as National Fellowship at Stanford University and Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship. He is a member of MIT Entrepreneurship Center, a fellow at the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University, a fellow at William Davidson Institute at Michigan Business School, and a World Economic Forum Fellow. He has served as a consultant at World Bank and at OECD and is serving on a number of advisory boards of non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Jerry Davis is the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published widely in management, sociology and finance. Recent books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (with Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott and Mayer N. Zald; Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives (with W. Richard Scott; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007).

Davis’s research is broadly concerned with corporate governance and the effects of finance on society. Recent writings examine why companies choose the kinds of directors they do and what effect they have; changes in the ownership and control of US firms; how conflicts of interest affect the ways mutual funds vote their shares in annual elections; the effects of social movements on what companies do; and how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations.

His new book Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009) examines the consequences of the financial revolution for corporations, banking, states and households in the 21st century.It can be found at and other booksellers.

Michael Carney is a Professor in the Department of Management and is the Concordia University Research Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the Associate Dean, External Affairs and Executive Development Programme(s). He received his Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization from Bradford University, United Kingdom.

His research focuses on entrepreneurship and the comparative analysis of business, financial and governance systems and their influence upon the development of firm capabilities and strategic assets, and national competitiveness. Recent research funding from SSHRC include projects on China and Vietnam’s state-owned and family-owned business groups and the technological change and the emergence of transnational institutions in air navigation service organizations. He has published extensively on the corporate and organizational strategies of Asia’s family-owned business groups and on the development of the global institutional environment of international aviation. A recent book entitled Asian Business Groups: Context Governance & Performance is published by Chandos Press, Oxford (2008).

Professor Carney is currently a Senior Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management and a member of the editorial boards of the Family Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Family Business Strategy. His research has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Air Transportation Management, Journal of Management Studies, Management and Organization Review, Organizations Studies and Strategic Management Journal.

Randall Morck holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, and is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1979, and earned a PhD from Harvard in 1986, where he returns periodically as a visiting professor.

Professor Morck has published over 70 articles on corporate governance, corporate ownership, and corporate finance in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Financial Economics. His research papers include some of the first systematic investigations of corporate governance, and are cited in more than 1,500 other research papers. Professor Morck has served as a consultant to the Canadian and U.S. governments, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund on corporate governance and other economic issues. He is a frequent speaker at academic, business, and government seminars and conferences in Canada and abroad. In 2006, Professor Morck was granted the prestigious title of University Professor at the University of Alberta (this is the highest academic honour the University of Alberta can bestow on a faculty member).

Steen Thomsen born 1959, professor, Ph.D., is director of the center for corporate governance at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He specializes in corporate governance as a teacher, researcher, consultant, commentator and practitioner. His academic publications include some 25 international journal articles and 4 books on the subject.

Steen has served as a board member in several business companies and is currently a non-executive chairman of 2 consulting firms. He writes columns for Danish newspapers and has served as a consultant and lecturer to several large companies and government organizations, including the EU, the UN, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, the Danish Central Bank and the Danish Venture capital Association. He is also a contributor to the Danish corporate governance code and other best practice codes. Married to Annette Blegvad, he lives in Charlottenlund, North of Copenhagen, and is the father of two red-haired teenage boys.

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has studied and worked with multinational and indigenous companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide. He joined the faculty in 1993, after obtaining an engineering degree from Princeton University (1988) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1993), and an interim stint on Wall Street. During this time, he has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance and international business targeted to MBA students and senior executives at Harvard. He currently teaches in Harvard's executive education programme(s) and is Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India.

His book, Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours, was published in February 2008 by Harvard Business Press (Penguin in South Asia), and has been translated into several languages. It focuses on the drivers of entrepreneurship in China and India and builds on over a decade of work with companies, investors and non-profits in developing countries worldwide.

A forthcoming co-authored book, Winning in Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Strategy and Execution, was published by Harvard Business Press in March 2010.

His scholarly work has been published in a range of economics and management journals, several of which he also serves in an editorial capacity. Articles in the Harvard Business Review (e.g. China + India: The Power of Two, 2007; Emerging Giants: Building World Class Companies in Emerging Markets, 2006) and Foreign Policy (e.g. Can India Overtake China?, 2003) distil the implications of this research for practicing managers. His work is frequently featured in global news magazines as well as on TV and radio.

Outside HBS, he serves on the boards of the global power company, AES Corporation, and India's largest microfinance firm, SKS Microfinance, along with several others in the financial services, energy, automotive, and life sciences sectors, and actively invests in and mentors startups in Asia. He also serves on the advisory boards of Parliamentary Research Services, an NGO dedicated to providing non-partisan research input to India's Members of Parliament to enhance the quality of democratic discourse and that of Primary Source, a Boston-based NGO dedicated to helping US schools, from K-12 grades, adopt curricular material reflecting global societies.

In 2007, he was nominated to be a Young Global Leader (under 40) by the World Economic Forum. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

He lives in Newton, MA, with his wife, daughter and son.


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