About the authors
Jinghua Zhao (PhD from Nanjing University) is a professor in strategy and the dean of the School of Government at China Central University of Finance and Economics. His research focus is on strategy in multinational companies (MNCs) and government. He has published more than 50 journal articles and 7 books.
Jifu Wang (PhD from Auburn University) is an associate professor at the School of Business Administration of the University of Houston. He was the president of US Geneses Global Capital and the chairman of Lanfu Global LLC before he came back to the academic world in spring 2012. He functioned as acting dean, management department chair and an associate professor at the School of Business Administration of the University of Houston, Victoria, for more than 10 years. He also served as an executive in top management teams for several group companies in China’s Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and has rich management experience and skills in international business. His research interest includes global strategy and organisational change, and he has published 36 refereed journal articles and several books and book chapters in global strategy with focus on core competence and capable organisations.
Vipin Gupta (PhD from Wharton School) is a professor and co-director, Global Management Center at the College of Business and Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino. He has published more than 125 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and several books, focused on three research streams. First, the dynamic modelling of technological growth and organisational performance, transformation and sustainability, incorporating global and local factors, and trading and human factors – the subject of his PhD dissertation, as well as his two books and a strategy textbook. Second, analysis of societal and organisational cultures, the ontology and epistemology of cultural influences on individual, corporate, national and regional level behaviours and development, and the role of institutions, strategy and policy in cultural and gender inclusion – he is the principal co-investigator and co-author of the award-winning GLOBE project on culture and leadership in 62 societies. Third, analysis of how culture influences family business models in different regions of the world – he has lead-edited 11 books on this theme.
Tim Hudson (PhD from Clark University) is the vice chancellor of the Texas Tech University system. He was the president of the University of Houston, Victoria, for six years. His research interests include international development, globalisation and cultural aspects of markets, international education and leadership. He is a member of the International Association of University Presidents. He has conducted research, worked and led student groups in more than 40 countries around the world. He received an honorary doctorate from London Guildhall University for his lifetime commitment to fostering international understanding.