ACBES 2023 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Han Woo Park 

YeungNam University, South Korea

Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, Quality & Quantity  

Dr. Han Woo Park is a Full Professor in the Dept. of Media & Communication, Interdisciplinary Program of Digital Convergence Business, and Director of Cyber Emotions Research Institute at YeungNam University, South Korea.

He was a pioneer in network science of open and big data in the early 2000s (often called Webometrics and hyperlink analysis) when he used to work for Royal Netherlands Academy and lead the World Class University project. He has published more than 100 articles in SSCI Journals. Several publications were included in top 10 list of downloads and citations. He has been co- awarded the best paper in EPI-SCImago in 2016 and included in the list of core-candidates of the Derek de Solla Price Memorial Medal in 2017. He co-authored more than 10 books by contributing a chapter on various topics on social media and virtual methods. He is currently the president (since 2013) of the World Association for Triple Helix and Future Strategy Studies (WATEF).

Since the establishment of open data law in Korea, he has actively participated in the Strategic Committee of Public Data chaired by Prime Minister and international events including ‘Big Data and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ workshop organized by UN (United Nations)-ESCAP.

Prof. Pham Hoang Van (Van Pham)

Baylor University, The United States of America

Pham Hoang Van is Professor of Economics at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. His research uses economic theory, game theory, and applied econometrics to study diverse topics such as international trade regulation, immigration, child labor, gender, banking, sovereign debt, technology change, foreign investment, corruption, networks, the role of language in international trade.

Van’s papers have been published in top economics and law journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, World Development, World Economy, New York University Law Review and have received well over 3000 citations. He also writes policy commentary in both English and Vietnamese outlets.

He spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar visiting the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City. Van’s research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of State, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the McBride Center, and the Walmart Foundation.

Prof. Rosalie L. Tung

  • The Ming & Stella Wong Professor of International Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • 2023-2025 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies
  • Former President of Academy of Management and Academy of International Business

Professor Rosalie Tung has been appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), a highly esteemed publication in the field of international business. JIBS is the only international business journal to be featured in both the Financial Times journals list and the UT Dallas list of leading business journals, making it the top-ranked journal in its field.

In 2021, the Academy of International Business (AIB) honored Prof. Tung with the prestigious John H. Dunning AIB President’s Award for her outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the field of international business. Throughout her illustrious career, Prof. Tung has maintained a strong association with the AIB, serving as its President and Dean of Fellows. She is among a select group of 16 international business scholars worldwide to receive a Gold Medal for their “most substantive contributions” in the Journal of International Business Studies. Prof. Tung’s impressive credentials also include her tenure as the 2003-2004 President of the Academy of Management, the foremost association of management professors from across the globe.

Since 1991, she has held the Ming and Stella Wong Chaired Professorship of International Business at SFU Beedie, where her research primarily focuses on international business and management studies, as well as Asia-Pacific business.Her extensive editorial experience includes serving as an Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, Senior Editor for the Journal of World Business, and Editor-in-Chief of Cross Culture & Strategic Management.

Prof. Almas Heshmati

  • Jönköping University, Sweden

Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at Jönköping University, Sweden. He held similar positions at the Sogang University, Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, and the MTT Agrifood Research (Finland). He was Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University during 2001-2004. From 1998 until 2001, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Gothenburg (1994), where he held a Senior Researcher position until 1998. His research interests include applied microeconomics, globalization, development economics, efficiency, productivity, and growth with application to agriculture, manufacturing and services, environmental economics, energy economics and well-being. In addition to many scientific journal articles, he has published books on EU Lisbon Process, Global Inequality, East Asian Manufacturing, Chinese Economy, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Water Resources, Landmines, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Development Economics, World Values, Poverty, Wellbeing and Economic Growth. 

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