3 April 2014
Mochtar Riady building, Integrity-5b
NUS Business School

National University of Singapore

15 Kent Ridge Drive Singapore 119245

About the academic speakers

Prof Dr Till Talaulicar, University of Erfurt
Till Talaulicar is a Professor of Business Administration and holds the Chair of Organization and Management at the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences of the University of Erfurt. Since 2012, he has also been appointed to be the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences. His main research and teaching expertise is in the areas of corporate governance, organization design and corporate ethics. He has published widely in these areas in German and international journals. His dissertation thesis on corporate codes of ethics has been granted the research award by the Plansecur Foundation for best research in the field of business ethics.

Associate Professor Chung Chi-Nien, NUS Business School
Professor Chung completed his PhD in Sociology at Stanford University and Master in Sociology at National Tsinghua University. His research focuses on strategies and governance of firms in emerging economies, family firms, political ties and business groups, and innovation, productivity & economic development. His work has appeared in the Journal of Management Studies, International Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. He has also published two book chapters in Oxford University press on business groups in Taiwan. In addition, he also serves as an editorial board member on the Strategic Management Journal, Management and Organization Review and Corporate Governance: An International Review. 


Ms Michelle Cheo, CEO, Mewah International Inc.
Ms Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, CEO, Sintesa Group
Mr Chen Tien Yue, Executive Director, Royal Selangor

Moderated by: Associate Professor Marleen Dieleman, NUS Business School

Event Summary

On 3 April 2014, CGIO organised a roundtable on the theme “Governance and Networks of Family Firms”. The event attracted about 50 participants who were owners, leaders, board members or successors of family businesses, as well as experts of the field. 

Prof Dr Till Talaulicar and Associate Professor Chung delivered their academic presentations "Governance Standards for Family Firms" and "Family Relationships and Firm Performance" respectively. Thereafter, an invigorating panel discussion ensued with the distinguished panelists.  All panelists shared with the audience their personal anecdotes and best practices on how they managed and grew their family business. Participants attended the post-roundtable networking session, and continued discussing the challenges raised and debated during the roundtable.







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