As part of the La Trobe University China Studies Research Centre program, Professor Alex Maritz from LBS recently visited Wuhan University’s Research Centre for China Industry-University-Research Institute. The collaboration’s aim is to improve the volume and quality of joint research with China-based researchers, and help La Trobe staff better understand China through improved access to China-based scholarship.
After meeting with Professor Li Yanping, Director of the China Research Centre (CRC) and her staff, a heads of agreement was developed. This included the launch of the Journal of Industry University Collaboration (Emerald Publishing), research studies on Entrepreneurship ecosystems, and ongoing engagement and collaboration between LBS and the CRC. Professor Yanping is the Editor-In-Chief of the journal, and Professor Maritz the inaugural Honorary Editor. The aim of the journal is to publish research for an international audience covering theory, empirical research and practice in the field of cooperation and innovation between industry and universities. The collaboration will also enhance research initiatives between the institutions, such as PhD student exchange, seminars and online initiatives.
The largest Industry-University-Research Centre
Similar to La Trobe University, Wuhan University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities according to ARWU, QS and THE. Wuhan University’s Research Center for China Industry-University-Research Institute is the largest and most prolific Industry-University-Research Centre in China, and Wuhan University is ranked in the top 8 Universities in the Republic of China (ROC), similar to the Australian Group of Eight (Go8).
LBS’ Professor of entrepreneurship, Alex Maritz, and Professor Li Yanping, Director of CRC, celebrating the new collaboration and engagement initiatives between the two institutions.
The 12th International Conference of Organizational Innovation (2018 ICOI), Asia’s prominent Management and Innovation Conference, was recently held in Fukuoka, Japan. The conference is co-sponsored by La Trobe Business School. Conference host, Fukuoka University, delivered an outstanding event with spectacular views from the top floor of the Business School Building. A highlight was the student drum session. The 2018 ICOI was the most successful conference to date, and LBS is proud to be the only Australian University associated with the conference.
International scholars from over two-dozen countries presented 239 papers associated to organizational innovation. Included were two papers from LBS’ graduate researchers Ana Amirsardari and Roula Tabbah, presented by their Research Supervisor, Professor Alex Maritz. Seen below is the organising committee of the conference, (L-R) Dr Charles Shieh (Conference Chair), Professor Alex Maritz (VP, International Association of Organizational Innovation), Dr Frederick Dembowski (President, International Association of Organizational Innovation and Mr Aria Aulandri (Indonesian Chair).
Keynotes included dynamic presentations on Renewable Energy, Resource Constrained Innovation and Innovating Organizational Innovation, together with VIP speeches from prominent international scholars, including Professors Niklov, Hristova, Dass, Gunawa, Huang, Jen-der Day, Antanov, de Waal and Engelbert.
Our special appreciation to Professor Yamazaki Yoshhiro, Faculty of Economics, Fukuoka University, for hosting a successful 2018 ICOI. LBS and Fukuoka University have agreed to future research collaboration and student/staff engagement.
Recently the 2018 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) took place at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
The research study, “Bricolage, Speed to Market, and Internationalisation: The Contradictory Role of Hierarchy in Entrepreneurial Ventures” by Prof. Tobias Kollman, Dr. Christoph Stochmann and M.Sc. Simon Hensellek was awarded the “La Trobe Business School’s Best Paper on International Entrepreneurship”. The paper examines the relationship between the way start-ups use their scarce resources in the course of internationalisation as well as the influence of their internal structure on this relationship. The recipients are from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Best Paper on International Entrepreneurship award
About 2018 ACERE
ACERE is the leading Australian Research Exchange, and attracted International Keynotes including Johan Wiklund, Dean Shepherd, Ted Baker, Sam Gosling, Michal Kosinski and Andres Schwab. LBS Professor of Entrepreneurship, Alex Maritz, is a foundation committee member of ACERE. At the 2018 event, it was announced that Associate Professor Martin Obshonka takes over the reigns as Director of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship, a position previously held by renowned Professor Per Davidson. Martin has a close association with LBS, and is an External Supervisor for LBS Entrepreneurship PhD student, Ana Amisardari.
Professor Alex Maritz presenting the best paper award to Simon Hensellek