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China and Global Development Seminar Series

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School of Business

Institute for China and Global Development

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jointly present

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Exploiting and Enhancing Capabilities through Internationalization:

The Case of Cleantech


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by Professor Donald Roy Lessard

MIT Sloan School of Management

 

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February 16, 2012 (Thursday)

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Room 910, KKL Building

The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

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To view Prof. Donald Lessard's presentation slides, please click here and here.

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Remarks:  Non-HKU staff/students who are interested in attending this seminar, please register with Ms. Anna Yip by sending your full name, affiliation and contact details to info@hiebs.hku.hk.  For enquiries, please call 2547 8472. 

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Abstract

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Prof. Lessard will present an updated version of his RAT/CAT framework for exploiting and enhancing a firm's core competencies through internationalization and illustrate its application to a select set of Cleantech businesses based in Asia as well as in Europe and the US.  He will draw implications for national energy and industrial policy as well as firm-level strategy.

 

About the Speaker  

Prof. Lessard is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Engineering Systems at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests are on global strategic management and project management, with an emphasis on managing in the face of uncertainty and risk and in the energy sector. His current project, Global Clean Tech: Patterns of innovation, Development, Manufacturing, and Deployment, brings together a number of these themes. He has published extensively on these topics in academic and professional journals, and is co-author of Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects: Shaping Institutions, Risks, and Governance (MIT Press 2001 with Roger Miller). A member of the MIT faculty since 1973, he has served as Deputy Dean of the Sloan School with responsibilities for research, international programs, and executive education; co-chair of the MIT Energy Studies Program that launched an Institute-wide undergraduate energy minor; and founding director of the MIT Executive MBA, the BP Projects and Engineering Academy, and the Li and Fung Executive Development Program. He also led the MIT-Merrill Lynch Partnership, MIT's first large-scale collaboration with a financial services firm. A leader in international management education, he is a past President of the Academy of International Business and Dean of the Fellows of the Academy. He is a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Institute, a Hong-Kong based think tank. A Senior Advisor to the Brattle Group, he has led major consulting assignments with firms, banks, and government agencies throughout the world. He earned his B.A. in Latin American Studies and his MBA and Ph.D. in business administration from Stanford University.

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