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http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=7831&code=solbridge0802">Cross-Culture Management; Managing People in Different Cultures by Dr. Shuming Zhao
On September 5,2019, Dr. Shuming Zhao delivered a special lecture at SolBridge on“Cross-Culture Management; Managing People in Different Cultures.” During his lecture, he highlighted differentaspects of the Chinese culture and essential points to succeed in China asemployer or employee. With examples, he showed the audience the differencebetween Western and Eastern cultures based on the Five Dimensions of Hofstedeincluding Power Distance; Collectivism vs Individualism; Uncertainty Avoidance;Femininity vs. Masculinity, Short- Term vs. Long-Term Orientation. He remarkedthat western culture is more individualist in comparison to the eastern culturegiven that eastern culture is based on relationships. He concluded byemphasizing the importance of Guangxi (relations: personal, not organizational)are an essential part of doing business in China.Dr. Zhao is theSenior Distinguished Professor and Honorary Dean of School of Business, NanjingUniversity, China as well as Honorary Professor at SolBridge.
http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=7814&code=solbridge0801">SolBridge Debate Society wins the 2019 Asian British Parliamentary Debate Championships
SolBridge DebateSociety (SDS) represented by MBA student Leomar Doctolero and BBA studentSoojung (Sally) Lee, has been crowned Champions at the 2019 Asian BritishParliamentary Debating Championships. Asian BritishParliamentary Championships (ABP) is the premier international debatecompetition of Asia held in the BP format, showcasing the continent's topdebaters as the event that determines the Champion of Asian debate. This year'sedition, held at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was attendedby over 150 debaters (76 teams) representing 48 institutions from 11nations/regions all across Asia (Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India,Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) andjudges from all over the world, including the UK, Australia, and the UnitedStates. The tournament features six preliminary rounds, after which the top 24teams advance to elimination rounds (Pre-Quarterfinals, Quarterfinals,Semifinals, Grand Final) to determine the Champions. SDS has been attendingthe Championships since 2011, making strides each year, advancing to theelimination rounds every year from 2016, and making it to the Semifinals lastyear in 2018. This year, they took the final step to hoist the trophy, defeatingtraditional powerhouses National University of Singapore, Singapore ManagementUniversity, and Ateneo de Manila University in the Grand Final. Inaccomplishing this, SolBridge becomes the first institution from Korea andNortheast Asia to become Asian Champions. This win is the latesttriumph in what has been SDS’s most successful year yet, with SolBridgestudents already having been crowned Back-to-Back Champions of Korea, as wellas winning the Championship at several regional, national, and internationalevents. No doubt becoming Champions of Asia represents the highest peakascended by SDS in SolBridge proud history, and our debaters hope to build onthis by accomplishing great things in December at this year's WorldChampionships, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Congratulations to2019 Asian Champions Leomar and Sally and all members of SDS who continue toestablish SolBridge brand name as a top debate institution in Asia.
http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=7813&code=solbridge0801">Dr. Hamid Bouchikhi joins SolBridge as new Dean
SolBridge International School of Business isdelighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Hamid Bouchikhi as our new Dean,effective September 1, 2019.Dr. Bouchikhi is the former Co-Head of the Department ofManagement and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at ESSEC Business School,France, one of the leading business schools in Europe. He has extensiveexperience in management throughout his 30-year-long teaching and research career.Dr. Bouchikhi was born and received his BA (Hons) inMorocco, obtained his Masters and PhD degrees in Scientific Methods of Managementfrom Paris Dauphine University, France, in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Hejoined ESSEC in 1990 as a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship andlater founded the Entrepreneurship Center in 1999 dedicated to training,coaching and providing material and financial assistance to studententrepreneurs. He is a recognized researcher and author in the fieldof organizational theory, entrepreneurship and managerial innovation with over100 academic publications including books, book chapters and working papers. Heco-authored with Wharton Professor John Kimberly The Soul of the Corporation: How to Manage the Identity in Your Company(Pearson Education, 2007). Dr. Bouchikhi has also been a Visiting Professor atKeio University in Tokyo, the Graduate School of Management at Universiti PutraMalaysia, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Welcome to SolBridge, Dr Bouchikhi!
http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/story/board/read.jsp?id=7812&code=solbridge0801">Welcome Convocation Fall 2019
Monday, August 26th, 2019 marked thebeginning of the Fall 2019 semester with a convocation ceremony welcoming 480students from 53 nationalities to their new family SolBridge. This intakeraises SolBridge’s on-campus student representation to 62 nationalities, nineof which are joining us for the first time. These include Austria, El Salvador,Estonia, Liberia, Lithuania, Mauritania, Sudan and Tanzania.During the Ceremony, Dr. Endicott,President of Woosong University and the Acting Dean at SolBridge and Dr.Sung-Kyung Kim, Former Chairman of the Woosong Education Foundation, welcomednew students and faculty to the SolBridge community. In their welcome remarks,they reiterated SolBridge commitment to creating an exciting, productive andacademically rewarding journey at SolBridge. They encouraged students toembrace the diversity SolBridge offers and make an effort to horn theirmulti-cultural and intercultural communication skills by becoming aware of otherpeople’s cultures and belief systems. The ceremony was concluded with thefollowing 23 first-year students receiving Woosong Education Foundationscholarship in recognition of their previous academic achievements.· YaninaMuraveva – Belarus· GongYuhao - China· NicoleGorrese – Brazil· HanneHopp – Norway · LuuDinh Dat – Vietnam· LuciaMena - El Salvador· GouravSalotra - India· MelissaRedel - Germany· NiKadek Dera Purnama - Indonesia· DanilTsoy - Kazakhstan· NgairaAbigail Subirina - Kenya· AlanasRadinis - Lithuania· AminaaTemuujin - Mongolia· PatrycjaNiewiadomska - Poland· DenisPak - Uzbekistan· PhyoEaindar Khine - Myanmar· SyedaHajra Gilani - Pakistan · MikhailKuznetsov - Russian Federation· ChawnaVarinthorntip - Thailand· TagaevSultan - The Kyrgyz Republic· BuaCelina Gamal - Uganda· ShannonPetersen - Republic of South Africa· RichardRedfern - United States of AmericaCongratulations to all freshman uponjoining SolBridge and we wish everyone a remarkable SolBridge experience!