Title of the talk: The business of international business is geopolitics.
Tony Fang is Professor of Business Administration at Stockholm Business School (SBS) of Stockholm University, Head of Emerging Markets Cross Cultural Research Group, and Founder of Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference (EMIC) that takes place annually at Stockholm University. Tony Fang received his PhD and Licentiate of Economics in Industrial Marketing, Industrial Economy, Linköping University, Sweden (1999, 1997) and his MSc and BSc in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (1987, 1984).
Tony Fang’s interested research areas include: re-conceptualizing culture in glocalization, internationalization of the firm, cross-cultural management and innovation, intercultural leadership and communication, inspiration from emerging economies, Swedish society and innovation, Nordic culture and management style, Chinese culture and negotiating style, cross-cultural approach to democracy, and so on. In recent years, Tony Fang's research has started reaching Russia, Brazil, India, and Africa. Tony Fang was a visiting scholar in the Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1998.
Tony Fang reviews for a large number of academic journals in scientific communities. He is also on board of International Business Review (IBR), Management and Organization Review (MOR), International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM), Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management (CCSM), Journal of Trust Research (JTR), Industrial Marketing Management (IMM). Tony Fang has served as an officially appointed academic opponent, discussant, and/or member of the evaluation committee of doctoral dissertations in Sweden and abroad. He has been invited to be on board the expert panel to evaluate the qualification and performance of professors and/or research projects.
Title of the talk: Covid – 19: Disrupting Globalization: Prospects for States and Firms in International Business
Svetla Marinova is Professor of International Business at Aalborg University Business School. Her research focuses on the internationalization of emerging economies and firms, notably in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe, China and Russia. Her work focuses on the importance of context, institutional maturity, and firm and country-specific advantages and disadvantages in the internationalization of emerging market firms, and it shows the impact of these processes on the speed of economic development and growth in emerging economies. Professor Marinova’s work is published in the leading academic journals, such as International Business Review, Management and Organization Review, European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Advances in International Management, Advances in International Marketing, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of East-West Business, etc.
Covid-19 and International Business: Change of EraEdited By Marin A. Marinov, Svetla T. MarinovaCopyright Year 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has induced a crisis grasping the world abruptly, simultaneously, and swiftly. As a critical juncture, it ignited a change of era for international business. This book illustrates how governments have dealt with the pandemic and the consequent impacts on international business. It also explores the disrupted operations and responses of businesses as their worldwide interconnectivity has been seriously threatened.
The book discourses multidirectional aspects of the effects of Covid-19 on international business, ranging from the juxtaposing forces disrupting globalization and installing a change of era through decoupling of technological, production and knowledge flows to its stimulating aspects to the strategic response on business, industry and state level. The book contains thirty chapters that offer a multidimensional interpretation of impacts of Covid-19 on international business theory and practice.