The main goal of the conference is to summarize the results of research by scientists, postgraduate students, doctoral students and entrepreneurs on pressing matters of academic entrepreneurship and other related fields, to exchange experiences and possible ways to develop innovation growth and leadership globally.
We shall also share new prospects concerning economic and social international relationship, adaptation and innovation that address new market challenges.
Our Keynote Speakers :
Dato' Seri Mustapa Bin Mohamed – Minister for International Trade and Industry
Dato' Seri Mustapa Mohamed has held a number of government positions, including Deputy Finance Minister, Minister for Entrepreneur Development, Minister in the Prime Miniter's Department, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Agricultural and Agro-based Industry. Mustapa is an economist. He graduated from the University of Melbourne, australia with a First Class Honours degree in Economics and from the Boston University with a masters in Economic Development
Prof. Dr. Marc Clement – Academic Entreprenuer
Marc Clement has attempted to combine an academic career with that of a science-based entrepreneur. He made a conscious decision to base that career in his native Wales, with a genuine wish to make a positive and sustainable difference. Such a career strategy is relatively unusual and can be controversial.
Clement began his academic career as a school teacher, before becoming a lecturer in mathematics. He became Dean at Swansea Metropolitan University, then Senior Executive at Swansea University, followed by the appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales; he is currently the President of the University of Wales and Associate Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales ; Trinity Saint David.
In addition to his current appointments, he is still an active researcher. He has directly supervised more than thirty PhD students, all to successful completion and over two hundred MSc students.
Clement has invented in the fields of medical devices and intelligent packaging. He is a named inventor on over 40 patents families.
Clement has founded more than ten high technology companies. As is often the case these have experienced success and failure. Some have flourished and been listed on AIM, NASDAQ and the American Stock Exchange Markets.
Prof. Dr. Charles Hirschman – Academic Entreprenuer
Charles Hirschman is Boeing International Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He taught at Duke University from 1972 to 1981, at Cornel University from 1981 to 1987, and has been at the University of Washington since 1987.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on demography, immigration and ethnicity, and Southeast Asia, Hirschman conducts research on immigration and ethnicity in United States and on social change in Southest Asia. He currently directs the University of Washington-Beyond High School project, a longitudinal study of educational attainment and the early life course of young adults.
He is the author of Ethnic and Social Stratification in Peninsular Malaysia (1975) and is the co-editor of Southeast Asian Studies in the Balance: Reflections from America (1992) and The Handbook of International Migration (1999). He has also written more than one hundred journal articles and book chapters.
Prof. Matthew Henry Sam Kuofie – Academic Entreprenuer
Prof Matthew Henry Sam Kuofie is a United States of America based professor and a renowned international business management consultant. Professor Kuofie holds a Ph D in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Michigan; an MBA in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, Illinois; and an MS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, Virginia, all from the USA. He also holds a BS in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Ghana.
He teaches university graduate level business management and information technology courses. Prof Kuofie has taught, given seminars, and/or organized conferences at various universities, including the University of Michigan, USA; Chou University, Japan; Fudan University, China; Management Development Institute, India; Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany; University of Technology in Sydney, Australia; University of Ghana, Ghana; Bangkok University, Thailand; and Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
He has served on a number of PhD dissertation committees at various universities in different countries including Australia, Thailand, UK, and USA. Prof Kuofie worked for companies, including Systems Solutions International, USA and Electronics Data Systems/General Motors, USA. He held various positions, including project manager, president and chief executive officer. Prof. Kuofie serves on a number of executive advisory boards.