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Canada-Asia 2013 Navigating Asia’s Future: Charting Canada’s Strategy


The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s major international conference is taking place in Vancouver from June 3 to 5, 2013. The conference’s ambitious agenda explores the major economic, political, security and social forces shaping the region today, such as the rise of the middle class, the focus on creativity and innovation and the urgent need for green growth. The conference will assess the implications of these profound developments for businesses and governments, and draw up recommendations for an Asia Strategy for Canada.


Full information on the conference program, speakers, accommodations, etc. is available by clicking on the conference title above.


Delegation from China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC), Ministry of Education visits Ivey Publishing on April 19, 2013

CDGDC has been tasked by the Ministry to build a national-level case center for professional degrees education in China and wanted to learn from Ivey Publishing’s expertise in this area. 

CHEN Yongjun (Translator)
ZHENG Xiaomei (Director, Administration Office, CDGDC)
CAO Hongbo (Vice Director, General Office, CDGDC)
Paul Beamish (Executive Director, Ivey Publishing)
WANG Lisheng (Deputy Director-General, CDGDC)
Shih-Fen Chen (Associate Professor of Int'l Management, Ivey Business School)
Sheryl Gregson (Manager, Business Systems, Distributor Relations
   and Compliance, Ivey Publishing)
BAI Fang (Verification Department, CDGDC)
ZHAO Lina (Vice Director Verification Office, CDGDC)
Conference sheds light on the mysteries of business in China

Local companies that are already engaged with China in some way had a chance to deepen their knowledge about the rapidly evolving nation at a London-based instalment of the Canada China Business Council’s (CCBC) cross-country China workshop. Hosted by Ivey’s Asian Management Institute at the Spencer Leadership Centre, the workshop offered insights on the changing, deepening and growing business activity in China. Topics included buying and selling in China, contracts, and forming an entity in China and Hong Kong.

“China has gone from a big mystery to an incredible powerhouse,” said Ivey Professor Paul Beamish, Director of Ivey’s Asian Management Institute and Engaging Emerging Markets Research Centre. “It is fascinating to watch the evolution in China.”

Ivey Associate Professor Shih-Fen Chen gave the keynote address called: How much do you know about China? Chen described the culture shock he experienced during his first visit to China and noted the cultural differences he has discovered on his many subsequent trips.


Education Excellence Award from the Canada China Business Council








Ivey has received the inaugural Education Excellence Award from the Canada China Business Council  (CCBC) for outstanding achievements in expanding Canada’s relationship with China through education, research, alumni relations and student/faculty exchanges.

Ivey was unanimously chosen by independent judges to receive the Gold Award in the education category.  The award was presented by His Excellency Zhang Junsai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Canada at a gala event in Montreal. Paul Beamish, Director of Ivey’s Asia Management Institute and Engaging Emerging Markets Centre, and Jan De Silva, Associate Dean, Ivey Asia, accepted the award on behalf of the School at the awards ceremony and CCBC AGM and Policy Conference in Montreal. The event was attended by David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as well as other dignitaries.

China Delegation Visits Western University

On November 12th 2012, a seven-person delegation from Chongqing government and industry visited Western University to discuss opportunities for cooperation on research, programs, business, etc.

People attending the meeting included:

Western Attendees:  Dr. David Sylvester- Principal, King’s University College; Dan Sinai- Associate Vice President Research; Rob Esselment, Director of Government Relations; Lise Laporte, Manager of International Learning; Eric Morse, Ivey Associate Dean – Programs; Michelle Han – Associate Director, Asian Management Institute & Engaging Emerging Markets Research Centre.

Community Attendees:  Hon. Joe Fontana, Mayor of the City of London; Hon. Deb Matthews, Member of Provincial Parliament and Minister of Health for Ontario; Gerry McCartney, CEO Chamber of Commerce; Joaquim Balles, Past President- Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Asian Opportunities Committee;George Baran, Vice-Chairman, Trudell Medical Group.

Chongqing Delegation: Mr. Chen Yatang-Vice-Chairman, Standing Committee of Chongqing People’s Congress; Mr. Song Yu-Vice-Chairman, Education, Science, Culture & Health-Care Committee of Chongqing People’s Congress; Mr. Li Tianan-Deputy Director-General, Chongqing Science and Technology Commission; Mr. Zhang Haiqing-Deputy Director-General, Chongqing Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office; Mr. Zhang Zaikun-Member of the Standing Committee of  Chongqing People’s Congress, Vice-President, Chongqing Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd; Mr. Liu Qiang-President, YaoPharma Co., Ltd; Ms. Shi Tingting,Translator from Chongqing Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.

Doing Business in China
BNN's "Headlines with Howard Green" interviews Janet De Silva about Ivey's work in China
13 September 2011
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Ivey welcomes delegation from Dalian University of Technology (DUT)

(l-r) Ivey professors Paul Beamish, Hubert Pun, and Associate Dean Eric Morse with DUT School of Management and Economics Dean Jingqin Su, Associate Deans Fangwei Zhu, Xinran Li, Wenli Li, and Director of International Program Office, Haowen Wu. More at...


Dean of Nottingham Business School in China visits Ivey

Dean Carl Fey spent an entire day at Ivey meeting with senior leadership and Ivey faculty to discuss potential partnerships in areas such as student and faculty exchange, case workshops and usage, and executive development programs.

Dean Fey (second from right) visiting with Ivey doctoral students with interests in China research and teaching.


Jinan University delegation visits Ivey

Ivey Associate Dean Rod White (r) welcomes Dean Cong Dong Li (l) from Jinan University, School of Management.
More at...


Ivey Summer Business Program

A pre-university program on business fundamentals for young adults offered at Ivey's campus in Hong Kong. Taught by Ivey faculty from Canada, the course is delivered using Ivey's renowned case method, which challenges students to learn by doing, within an active class environment. The experience allows students to learn business fundamentals in finance, marketing, organizational behaviour and general management.  Click here to download the program leaflet.

Ivey Ph.D. graduate appointed Dean of Nottingham University Business School in China

Dr. Carl Fey (Ph.D. 1997), a professor of international business, has been appointed Dean of the Nottingham University Business School in Ningbo, China, home to nearly 3000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Fey, who served on the executive board of the International Association of Chinese Management Research, focuses his research, teaching, and consulting on how management practices need to be adapted to be successful in China and Russia. His areas of expertise include foreign market entry, leadership, organisational culture, change management, knowledge transfer, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ivey doctoral awarded Post Graduate Research Fellowship by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Michael Roberts, a Ph.D. candidate in general management at Ivey, is among the five new Post Graduate Research Fellows for 2011-12 announced by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Roberts has extensive knowledge of South Korea, and will further develop his previous research on international returnees and the capturing of foreign knowledge by multi-national enterprises in emerging markets. 


Institute Director joins National Conversation on Asia's Futures Group on Asia

Institute Director was invited to join Asia Pacific Foundations of Canada’s (APFC)
Futures Group on Asia. The group, in support of the APFC ’s National Conversation on Asia (NCA) initiative, will provide thought leadership in the development of innovative Canadian policy responses to the rise of Asia and to help Canadians develop a fuller appreciation of Asia’s significance for Canada’s future prosperity.


Ivey Professor celebrates research feat

Paul Beamish, an award-winning researcher at Ivey, has reached a milestone in his publishing career.

Beamish has just had his 100th research paper accepted for publication. The paper, “Geographic and Product Diversification in Charitable Organizations,” co-authored with Ivey PhD graduates Geoff Kistruck of Ohio State University and Israr Qureshi of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will be published in the Journal of Management in 2011.

In addition to learning his 100th paper would be published, Beamish also had his 50th book published and saw the graduation of the 25th PhD student he has supervised, all in 2010.

With no plans to slow down, Beamish has another dozen or so articles in review. “I’m as curious as ever about how things work and still enjoy the research process,” he said.

An Ivey faculty member since 1987, Beamish also holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in International Management and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of International Business and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Former Minister of International Trade Discusses Game-Changing Strategies for Global Business

Game-changing economic and political upheaval signal the need for new styles of international business leadership. As a politician, economist, business leader and member of the Queen’s Privy Council,
David Emerson is positioned to offer insight on developing international markets amid a rapidly-changing global economic landscape and the critical questions and challenges business people should be thinking about. On Thursday, January 27, 2011, he will discuss how Canada’s new high-level connections with growing emerging world powers, such as China and India, will have a significant impact on Canada’s future international business relationships.
Click here to view the presentation.


Asian Business Cases:
China’s Increasing Role in Global Capital Markets

Former Dean of Ivey Asia
Dr. Larry Wynant examines China’s growing impact on global capital markets in Canada, U.S., and Europe to fund its growth and build its global profile. He highlights four case studies that illustrate what attracts companies to raise capital abroad and what the trade-offs are in deciding on a global capital issue. The full summary and case studies published by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada can be accessed here.

Ivey alumnus co-founder of India-Canada Alumni Network (ICAN)

IAA India Chapter president Parag Saigaonkar (MBA'94) and ICAN co-founder Vinay Chaudhry (MBA'04) were present in New Delhi for the official launch of the India-Canada Alumni Network on November 9, 2010.  ICAN is organized by Canadian alumni in India and supported by the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi. The objective of the group is to create a platform for social and professional networking for Indians who have studied in Canada. More at

(framing the unveiling: H.E. Stewart Beck (acting Canadian High Commissioner) on left and Vinay Chaudhry on right) 

Ivey signs MOU with Indian Institute of Management (IIMB)

Ivey is expanding its presence in India by partnering with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore on a new initiative that will enhance educational opportunities at both schools.

(l to r) Ivey Dean Carol Stephenson and IIMB Director Pankaj Chandra at the MOU signing ceremony in Bangalore.
Click here to read more.


Director's Visit to Indian Business School

During a recent visit to ISB, Ivey Professor Paul Beamish emphasized the need for a "case study culture" in management education.  Ivey's partnership with ISB is primarily aimed at publishing a series of business case studies with an 'India' focus.


Ivey joins case-writing partnership with group of 190 Chinese business schools

(l to r) Shuming Zhao, Dean of School of Business, Nanjing University, Jingqin Su, Director of China Management Case-sharing Center and Dean of School of Management, Dalian University of Technology, Ivey Professor Paul Beamish, and Prof. Yunhuan Tong, Secretary General of China National MBA Education Supervisory Committee joined hands after the MOU signing ceremony during the inaugural China Management Case-sharing Conference in Kunming. 


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