Topic: Polychronic Knowledge Creation in cross-border business models: a SEA-heuristic metaphor
Speaker: Prof. Tachia CHIN, School of Management, Zhejiang University of Technology
Time: 17:15-18:30, 6th August, 2020 (Chinese Standard Time)
Zoom Meeting ID：397 295 6970
In recent years, the significant progress of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has accelerated flows of knowledge, capital, and resources across the globe, new breeds of cross-border business models (CBMs) display unconventional and ambidextrous forms of value logic that can cater to multi-cultural consumers in multilateral markets, such as shared economy, crowdsourcing, open-innovation paradigms and other kinds of internet-enabled platforms. Such increasing complexity and ambiguity have generated abundant new knowledge. Thus, it is imperative to adopt more contemporary, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary perspectives to link knowledge creation and business models beyond borders. This study aims to characterize an intricate, idiosyncratic knowledge-creating mechanism in the modern digital context of cross-cultural business models (CBM). we have shed new light on how the crossing of existing knowledge boundaries lead to novelties and how such novelties create unsettledness in CBMs by proposing a polychronic form of knowledge creation and an associate Sea-like heuristic metaphor.
Professor CHIN was born in Taiwan China and has more than 10 years of practical experience of HR & CSR in various manufacturing companies in China which invested by Singapore or Taiwan. She holds a Doctor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Jinan University and took a post-doctoral fellow position at Sun Yat-sen University. Since 2011, Professor CHIN has researched and lectured Cross-Cultural Management, Strategic Management, and Organizational behavior (MBA, EMBA, and Undergraduate).In addition to teach relevant courses at the Zhejiang University of Technology, she also teaches the English/bilingual MBA course of "Cross-cultural Management" at the School of Management of Beijing Normal University and Southern Medical University, and the MBA course of "Human Resource Management" at The University of Science and Technology of China. She has published more than 50 papers in domestic and overseas academic journals. She also is a guest editor of several SSCI journals, such as the Journal of Knowledge Management, Chinese Management Studies, Career Development International, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management Studies, and Asia Pacific Business Review.