Andrew Beall, DBA
A successful merger of two global business units in 2010 provided me an opportunity to pause my work as an enterprise leader and pursue a terminal academic degree. I spent 30 years in the industrial equipment business and was fortunate to lead global teams chartered to build and service the pumps, valves and sealing equipment required by industries worldwide. We built and operated manufacturing and service locations in over 30 countries, supporting the critical infrastructure that makes modern life possible.
Being a part of the doctoral program at the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix provided me an exceptional opportunity to learn the skills of a scholar while reading the literature and study the theories underpinning best practices in leadership.
After earning my DBA in 2013, I continued to follow the "SPL" model as a scholar, practitioner, and leader devoting my time to the Santa Elena Foundation and Santa Elena History Center. The work of the Santa Elena Foundation is an international, historical, and cultural project expanding public knowledge of 16th Century American History and encouraging economic development as a result of growing interest in research at the archaeological site in South Carolina and in the history archives of Spain. Our organization is currently commemorating 450 years since European settlers arrived on the shore of Parris Island, South Carolina.
Eric Yipeng Liu
Eric Yipeng Liu, FRSA, is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy of Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Liu earned a doctorate (magna cum laude) in management from Mannheim University, Germany and obtained professional education and training on Harvard Participants-Centered Learning methods (HBS-PCL) from European Entrepreneurship Colloquium at IESE Business School, Spain. He is a faculty member at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, China Country Director for EuroMed Research Business Institute, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for China and Globalization, and Research Fellow at the Institute for SME research. He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City, and the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. His research has been sponsored by the British Academy, the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, DAAD in Germany and others.
His research areas include entrepreneurship and innovation, talent mobility and entrepreneurship ecosystems, mergers and acquisitions, and business sustainability. Dr. Liu’s research has been presented in international academic conferences, such as Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research, China Goes Global at Harvard University Kennedy School, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His research work is published in leading academic journals, such as Human Resource Management, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management International Review, Technovation, among others. Dr. Liu serves as a guest editor for the special issue in leading academic journals, such as Thunderbird International Business Review, Group & Organization Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is a member of the editorial review board for Management and Organization Review and Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies.
Dr. Liu’s most recent co-edited book is Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Global Returnees by Edward Elgar (2016). Dr. Liu has been appointed as manager at KPMG (Europe) M&A transaction practice. In Germany Dr. Liu co-founded a strategy consulting firm, working for clients, such as Bosch, Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, Fresenius, Siemens, Allianz, and Deutsche Telekom.
Professor Kim is Vice President of the Catholic University of Korea and a Professor in the Business School. He is also a Research Professor at the Center for Corporate Longevity, Seoul National University, and has taught as a visiting scholar at many universities including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Tokyo, the University of Helsinki and MIT. Dr. Kim is Editor in Chief, Korean Association of Sustainability Management, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Small Business Management. In the past he has held many other academic and editorial board positions. He has authored over a hundred peer-reviewed articles (in Korean and English) in many areas, including marketing, large-SME firms, strategy, supply chain management, and the automotive industry. A number of these have been award winning articles.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Kim has had a distinguished professional career. He is President-elect of the International Council For Small Business (ICSB), President of the Asian Council For Small Business (ACSB), and President of The Korean Academy of Commodity Science and Technology. Dr. Kim serves on the Board of Directors of Hyundai Mobis and is an advisor to Samsung Electronics. For his professional work, he has been awarded the Grand Prize of the Korean Automotive Parts Industry and the 2012 Industrial Medal from the Korean Government. Dr. Kim has been listed in the International Who’s Who Center, United Kingdom. Dr. Kim received his Ph. D. in Business Administration from Seoul National University.