The Centre for Asian Business and Economics was founded in 2014 as a part of the Faculty of Business and Economics strategy for enhancing the Faculty's presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Our mission is to strengthen linkages with Asian universities, business and government, and enhance our presence in Asia to develop our capabilities in research relevant to Asia.
The Centre will bring together researchers in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing and other related fields to develop broader perspectives in their study of Asian economies and business strategies/practices in Asia. The Centre will host forums, seminars and conferences on issues related to Asian business and economies and implement visitors' programs which aim to develop Asia related collaborative research and institutional linkages.
Key aims of the Centre:
- To be an intellectual hub in issues related to business and economics in Asia.
- To be a focal point in developing institutional linkages in Asia.
- To have a positive impact on business practices and the development of Asian economies.
- To signal FBE's strategic direction and its commitment to Asia.
- To become a centre of excellence on Asia-related issues in the Faculty and partnering institutions.
To achieve this, the Centre will focus on three key areas: a strong Research Program, a Visiting Fellow Program and a Study Program.
We will also be running a series of events aimed at fostering discussion around the topics of Asian business and develop strong ties between academic staff and multinational business leaders.
The program aims to provide opportunities for the visiting fellows and scholars in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) and to develop collaborative relationships to benefit both individuals and their institutions.
Aims and background
The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Melbourne, through the Centre for Asian Business and Economics (CABE), announces the CABE Visiting Fellowship Program.
The CABE Visiting Fellowship Program will provide funding for academics from the region to undertake academic visits to the Faculty (in 2015 and 2016). The program aims to provide opportunities for the visiting fellows and scholars in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) and to develop collaborative relationships to benefit both individuals and their institutions.
As part of their visit, Fellows will be attached to specific faculty members within FBE. Fellows and their hosts will work together to develop collaborative research projects and to collaborate on teaching development. The former can be achieved through collaboration in research projects and through giving and attending public lectures and research seminars. The latter can be achieved by auditing classes and developing teaching materials such as cases.
The program has the capacity to support a total of 8 Fellows in 2015 and 2016.
This program funds both inbound visits of the Fellows to FBE and outbound visits by FBE academics who host and work with the Fellows.
For the inbound visits of the Fellows, the Fellowship funds can include any (or all) of the following for the Fellows:
- one round-trip international flights and connections (economy class)
- accommodation of up to 10 weeks
- other ancillary costs related to the visit (such as visa fees, etc.)
Fellowship funds cannot be used for salaries for any related parties or other direct costs associated with the proposed collaboration.
Proposed Fellows must be full-time academic staff at normally Associate Professor Level or below at an academic institution.
Application process, evaluation and assessment
HOW TO APPLY:
- Complete this application form ensuring all requested information is provided.
- Save your completed application as single PDF file NAME_UNIVERSITY, where NAME is the family name of the Applicant.
- Submit the application as a single PDF file for endorsement by your Head of Department/Dean.
- Submit the endorsed file to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be evaluated by a selection Committee
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Potential to significantly enhance sustainable academic collaborations in alignment with FBE's Asia Strategy
- Academic records of the applicant and of the FBE host
- Capacity of the award of a Fellowship to catalyse additional relationships and collaborations that would not otherwise be possible
Successful applicants will be notified and asked to confirm acceptance of the award.
Applications for 2016 have now closed. To make an enquiry for 2017 please contact the Centre via email. We thank you for your interest.
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Jane Lu is the Centre Director and James Riady Chair in Asian Business and Economics in the Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne.
She received her Ph.D. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario in 2001. Her research centres on international strategy such as FDI location choice, entry mode choice and alliance partner selection. Her recent research continues this line of research but with a focus on emerging market firms and their internationalization.
Jane Lu has published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management and Journal of Business Venturing, among other journals. Jane Lu is the editor-in-chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Management and senior editor of Journal of World Business. She also serves on the editorial boards of various leading international journals.
Prior to joining academia, Jane Lu worked in senior management positions in a major international trading company and in Rabobank in China.
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