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AAPBS Secretariat NEWS DEC 2019
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AAPBS Secretariat Announcement



***AAPBS is accepting volunteer schools to host future case workshops in 2020, and conferences in 2021. Please contact AAPBS Secretariat to be a host school***




Theme: The Cooperation and Program Development under the Belt and Road Initiative for Asia-Pacific Business School

School of Management, Lanzhou University


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Please find below the links to AAPBS conferences folders to get the pictures and videos.


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Following the AAPBS May 2019 business education mini-jam in Japan, a global jam was held in Boston University on 11-12 November 2019 sponsored by AACSB and EFMD: Participants from jams held on all continents with business schools were represented in Boston. Discussions focused on heterogeneity, developing communities of practice (tribes) that reflect local values, challenge-based, ethical, experiential and collaborative learning, and learning from failure. We reflected on the need for business schools to be more inclusive in terms of stakeholders and the curriculum and to work with ‘unusual suspects’ in shaping our societal value proposition. As a result of the mini-jams, regional networks have been established, for example in Latin America. A key output from the Boston University global jam at Questrom School of Business will be another major project on the future of business and management education. 




In November 2019 at the AAPBS Annual meeting AAPBS inititated a new activity.  The activity was designed is initiating a new activity to assist in identifying quality improvement ideas through developing thought partnership conversations with business school members.  Eileen Peacock offered to meet with schools at a pre-appointed time to collaboratively address problems/issues raised by schools individually, and using collective wisdom through consultation to address possible pathways and solutions. A full afternoon, at a time when conferences sessions were not in play, was set aside for the meetings. The idea evolved from the concept of thought partnership:

“Thought partnership is the practice of sharing ideas and experience with others to help them navigate complex challenges. This sounds a lotlike advice or mentorship, but the key difference is that thought partnership is always mutually beneficial……… “…..thought partnership is almost always about problem solving or exploring something of mutual interest “


The response to a call of interest for this activity was significant and the afternoon was filled.  Schools at different levels of maturity, status, size signed up to have a conversation. Issues discussed ranged from assistance with discussions of faculty qualifications and achievements, what to do to be really ready to discuss quality assurance issues with peers, and how schools can find a pathway, or pathways to excellence through improving processes.


All the conversations were very interactive and Indeed all partners in the conversations gained from the event. A good time was had by all!


Pease invite and share to your colleagues and friends. We posted the latest event and photos. Come, and visit us!



To see the AAPBS 15th anniversary Video-clip, please click below;  

NEW MEMBERS - Member encouraging new members to join!


We want our members to actively encourage more institutions to join AAPBS. If you would like to recommend an institution who is not already on our member list, please send their details to the AAPBS Secretariat at so that we can contact them.


AAPBS e-Newsletter Schedule 2020

Submission Dues

Issue Dates

Submission Dues

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6 Feb.

27 Feb.

10 Aug.

24 Aug.

9 Apr.

27 April

8 Oct.

29 Oct.

8 June

25 June

10 Dec.

28 Dec.

*Note: The scheduleis tentative and subject to change.




The AAPBS Secretariat will send the invoices to members for the new Annual Invoice 2020 in January.




1.Why does your institution want to become a member of AAPBS? Please explain:


Established in 2015 by the Central Bank of Malaysia, in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, the Asia School of Business (ASB) seeks to become a premier school of management in the Asia-Pacific region that develops transformative and principled leaders who will contribute to a better future and to the advancement of the emerging world. ASB, with the vision of being a global knowledge and learning center infused with regional expertise and perspectives of Asian and emerging economies, aspires to collaborate with world-class scholars and researchers of academic institutions in the region to collectively contribute to making an impact in Asia and beyond. ASB believe that AAPBS membership and its activities will contribute as a valuable platform to enable extensive networks so as to achieve its goals.

2. How did your institution learn about AAPBS? Please explain:


The Asia School of Business was familiar with AAPBS and its activities through its staff who have worked previously at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). ASB had an opportune engagement with AAPBS Secretariat during a business visit to Seoul,  followed by a reference from the Sasin School of Management in Thailand of which ASB also has a close acquaintance with.

New Dean of Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School

The Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has unanimously approved the appointment of Prof. Lin Zhou as new Dean of CUHK Business School for five years, targeted to start from December 2019. Prof. Zhou succeeds Prof. Kalok Chan, Wei Lun Professor of Finance at CUHK, who completed his term on 3 November 2019. The University is deeply grateful to Prof. Chan for leading the Business School and his dedicated contribution and service over the past five years.

Prof. Lin Zhou is University Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has rich experience in teaching and administration, having served the University for a decade. In 2008, he participated in the establishment of the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance and was appointed the Founding Deputy Director. He became Dean of the Antai College of Economics and Management in 2010 and led the transformation of Antai into a world-class business school during his eight years of leadership. Prior to his appointment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he held full-time academic appointments at Yale University, Duke University, Arizona State University for nearly 20 years, as well as visiting positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, and other institutions in Australia, Belgium, Japan, and Spain.

Prof. Zhou remarked, “I am honoured to be offered the Deanship of CUHK Business School. The School is highly renowned for its strong academic research and talent base. I look forward to working closely with the faculty, staff, students and alumni, to make CUHK Business School one of the best institutions in the world. We will continue to nurture talent that embraces innovation, has an entrepreneurial mindset, and values social responsibility.”

Prof. Zhou graduated from Fudan University in 1982 and obtained his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1989. His research covers the basic theory areas of microeconomics, including game theory, mechanism design, social choice and welfare. As a prominent researcher and academic, Prof. Zhou has written numerous original papers, and has been appointed to the editorial boards of top ranking journals. He was awarded the Dissertation Fellowship and Research Fellowship by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and, in 2009, he was elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society, the first from Greater China, further validating his remarkable research achievement.

Prof. Zhou has been actively involved in developing talent through management education. He was on the Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools ofBusiness (AACSB International) and chaired its Asia-Pacific advisory council; he is currently a member of its Business Accreditation Task Force. Prof. Zhou also serves on the EQUIS Accreditation Board of the European Foundation of Management Development. He sits on the advisory boards of different business schools around the world. Within mainland China, he is a member of Ministry of Education’s Supervisory Committees on MBA and Economics Discipline. The Shanghai Municipal government awarded him the Magnolia Silver Award in 2013 for his contribution to society as a foreign expert.

In accordance with the guidelines and procedures for the search and appointment of faculty deans, CUHK formed a search committee to launch a worldwide search for the next Dean of CUHK Business School. Having thoroughly considered the nominations/applications received, the Search Committee finally recommended Prof. Lin Zhou for the position. Pursuant to the appointment procedures, Prof. Zhou met with faculty, administrative staff and students of the Business School earlier to exchange views on the future development of the School and the Council subsequently appointed him as Dean of CUHK Business School.

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