Vacature Academy Editie 2012 trekt naar China, meer bepaald naar Peking, onder de deskundige leiding van Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
Hierbij volgt een korte introductie van de sessies die tijdens deze MBA zullen gegeven worden, en de betrokken proffen:

Demystifying China
China is a large, old and complex country about which foreigners are often not as knowledgeable as they might be and should be. In this session, Bruce Stening will set about painting a broad picture of China, discussing both the realities and myths about the country. The focus will be on helping participants achieve a basic understanding of what makes the country 'tick', the challenges that it confronts and how it is seeking to meet those challenges.

Bruce Stening
Bruce Stening, Vlerick International Dean
BiMBA Program - Peking University

Bruce Stening is the Vlerick International Dean of the BiMBA Program.
He has published six books and over fifty refereed academic papers. Most of his research has focussed on organizational behaviour and human resource management in the context of international business in East Asia. He holds a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Managing the dragon
In this session Jack Perkowski will discuss the opportunities and obstacles that confront foreign firms and foreign individuals when doing business in and with China. Again, he will provide a broad picture, illustrating his points by reference to many real and contemporary examples.

Bruce Stening
Jack Perkowski
Founder of JFP Holdings

Jack Perkowski is a Wall Street veteran, author, and the founder and Managing Partner of JFP Holdings, Ltd. He is also the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of ASIMCO Technologies, an automotive components company in China. Despite not being able to speak Chinese, he is known as "Mr. China" after the Tim Clissold book which detailed his leading role in investing over $400 million in China as the country first opened up to foreign direct investment.
In 2008, he was named one of "30 Outstanding Entrepreneurs in China's Auto Components Industry Over the Country's 30 Years of Economic Reform," by China Auto News, the only foreigner to receive such distinction.

Economic development of China & China's current economic policies
Is the high speed of China's economic growth sustainable? What is the underpinning guidance for China's reforms within two decades? What is the trend of China's economic development? And what are the key components of China's comparative and competitive advantages? Besides, what are the bases for Chinese political stability and policy directions in the days ahead?

Zhaofeng Xue
Yang Yao, Professor and Director
China Center of Economic Research - Peking University

Yang Yao currently serves as the deputy director of CCER and deputy dean of NSD in charge of academic affairs. He is also the editor of the CCER's house journal, China Economic Quarterly. His research interests include economic transition and development in China. He has been published widely in international and domestic journals, as well as several sole authored and coauthored books.
Yao obtained his B.S. in geography in 1986 and M.S. in economics in 1989, both from Peking University. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, obtained in 1996.

Marketing Fundamentals & Marketing in China
Dr. Lee Zhang will analyse the market in China taking a geographical point of view. It will become apparent that the Chinese market varies a lot in the different regions. Several cultural and psychological factors lie behind these major differences in consumer behaviour. Two cases tackling the marketing experiences of two international brands in China will be put forward.

Lee Zhang
Lee Zhang, Professor and Associate Dean
BiMBA Program - Peking University

Lee Zhang is a professor of Marketing and Associate Dean at the Beijing International MBA at Peking University (BiMBA). Dr. Zhang holds a PhD in Retailing and International Business from the Ohio State University and a M.S. in Commodity Sciences from Renmin University of China. He got his B.S. in Textiles Science from Tianjin Polytechnics University in 1989. Dr. Zhang's main research interests include Distribution Channel, Consumer Behaviour and E-Commerce. His publications appear in renowned international journals.

Finance for non-financial managers
The goal of the financial management session is to make laymen in accounting familiar with the terminology of the financial departments. Participants will gain an insight into the financial situation of their own company (by means of the income statement) and into the factors that influence the profits and cash flow. Furthermore, they will learn how the company is financed and what kind of influence operational decisions have on the financial result.

In order to present this technical subject in a didactical and meaningful way, Vlerick has developed a simulation game called FAST - Finance and Accounting Simulation Tool. Step by step the participants will learn more about the financial dynamics of a commercial business, from the foundation of the firm, investments in machines and buildings, the hiring of staff, the purchasing of raw materials and services, to a first production cycle. The basic elements of the balance sheet and the income statement (profit-and-loss statement) are also explained. Participants have then to act out what happens in a second production cycle and afterwards, by reporting on three aspects of this cycle: the financial situation, the opening and closing balance and the income statement of the second production cycle. As we go on, we will enter at length into the underlying relations and dynamics (e.g. the effect of deferred payments on return and liquidity).

Wouter De Maeseneire
Wouter De Maeseneire, Associate Professor
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Wouter De Maeseneire obtained his Master's degree in Applied Economics magna cum laude from Ghent University and joined the Competence Centre Accounting and Finance at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in September 1999. In September 2001, he was awarded a PhD scholarship from the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders. He obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam in May 2005. He is currently appointed as Associate Professor at Vlerick Management School. His current research interests include initial public offerings, valuation, real options, private equity and venture capital, and issues in corporate finance. He has published several chapters in books on company valuation.

Cross-cultural management
Globalization has brought us all to a more level playground than ever before. Interconnectedness and interactions between individuals, organizations and nations are common and increasing in global business. However, identifying and, more importantly, addressing cultural differences across national boundaries, is one of the most challenging issues faced by global leaders today.

Cross-cultural Management is a seminar that introduces to its participants an understanding of what constitutes effective management practices across cultures. The underlying theme is that the skills and behaviours are perceived as effective management characteristics in one culture may not necessarily be perceived so in a different cultural context. Through mini case studies, lectures and group discussions we will explore the ways in which specific attitudes, behaviours and management styles are valued differently by different cultures. At the end of the session, seminar participants will have acquired practical frameworks to prepare for taking on the challenge of assignments in cultures other than his/her own.

Marina Zhang
Marina Zhang, Associate Professor
Tsinghua University

Marina Zhang is an associate professor in Management at the School of Economics and Management (SEM) at Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhang is a management consultant and an executive coach in the cross-cultural context. Apart from teaching Managing across cultures for international MBA students at both the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and Tsinghua SEM - two of the best universities in China, Dr. Zhang is also engaged in executive programs in the area of cross-cultural management and leadership.


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