Generative Artificial Intelligence is expected to revolutionize the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. Some expect the advancement in Al will open new doors for innovation and foster entrepreneurialactivities, while others view it as a sign of job displacement. Timely and expensive R&D can accelerate some industries, and machines can replace many jobs. Whether a new source of opportunities or threats, its emergence will be subject to the complexities of geopolitical trends and the battle for technological superiority. With an overview of the recent geopolitical situation under the new Sino-US relationships, Professor Ghorbani offers his views on innovation and entrepreneurship in various fields and how they can continue to drive economic and investment developments.
18:15-19:00 Registration & networking
19:00-19:15 Introduction to the CEIBS Global EMBA programme by Alex Chen, Admissions Manager
19:15-20:05 Lecture on Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the New Geopolitical Structure by Prof. Majid GHORBANI
20:05-20:50 Panel discussion with Global EMBA alumni
Associate Professor of Management Practice
Academic Director of CEIBS eLab, CEIBS
Majid Ghorbani is an Associate Professor of Management Practice and Academic Director of CEIBS eLab at CEIBS. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was an Associate Professor of Management and the Academic Director of the International MBA Program at Renmin University of China. Dr. Ghorbani received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Business Administration in International Business from Simon Fraser University and a B.L. of Law in International Politics from Peking University.
Dr. Ghorbani’s research interests mostly focus on the influence of government, policy and political systems on corporate social responsibility, and innovation and entrepreneurship strategies. His publications appear in numerous leading academic journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Management and Organization Review, and International Business Review, among others. As the winner of teaching awards from universities in China and Canada, Dr. Ghorbani’s courses, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation in China, Corporate Global Strategy, and Qualitative Case Study Research Methods, are welcomed by students at all levels.
Dr. Ghorbani also has more than 15 years of work and consulting experience. He has helped for-profit firms and not-for-profit organizations develop internationalization and global strategies and implement technology upgrades such as digitalization. He has worked with various United Nations organizations in China, developing and implementing projects to achieve sustainable development (predecessor of SDGs) through technology. With extensive practical and academic knowledge, Dr. Ghorbani participated in several bilateral and multilateral public-private partnership projects.