Na Chen | Strategic Management and Business Strategy | Best Researcher Award

Strategic Management and Business Strategy

Dr. Na Chen | Strategic Management and Business Strategy | Best Researcher Award

Beijing Normal University School of Government | China

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EARLY ACADEMIC PURSUITS:

Dr. Na Chen commenced her academic journey at Beijing Normal University, where she pursued a comprehensive education. With an interdisciplinary background, she developed a strong foundation in administrative management and laid the groundwork for her future contributions to public governance.

PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVORS:

Throughout her 15-year career, Dr. Chen has been dedicated to addressing China's public governance and policy challenges. Her affiliation with the School of Government at Beijing Normal University signifies a commitment to fostering a deep understanding of institutional analysis and public management, blending insights from Western social sciences with China's unique national conditions.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND RESEARCH FOCUS ON STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS STRATEGY :

Dr. Chen's primary academic contributions lie in her interdisciplinary investigations into water management, land resources, environment, and rural governance. Pioneering the dynamic system theory of coupled governance, her research delves into public affairs governance processes, policy diffusion, and the broader scope of rural governance. Her work encompasses critical areas such as natural resource management, ecological environment, regional development, rural governance, community governance, and emergency management of megacities.

IMPACT AND INFLUENCE:

With a focus on environment, energy, and public policy, Dr. Chen's academic achievements have made a significant impact on both academia and national policy formulation. Her dynamic system theory of coupled governance has contributed to shaping policies related to natural resource management and rural governance, showcasing her influence in the field of public management.

ACADEMIC CITATIONS:

Dr. Chen's research findings, characterized by theoretical depth and empirical rigor, are evident in her published articles and recognized through awards. The extensive citations of her work underscore its relevance and contribution to the academic discourse, solidifying her position as a representative scholar in public management.

LEGACY AND FUTURE CONTRIBUTIONS:

Dr. Na Chen's legacy extends beyond her current academic standing, reflecting in her active engagement in social practice. Her work provides valuable reference points for policy formulation and implementation in diverse fields. As a researcher, educator, and scholar, Dr. Chen's ongoing commitment to exploring solutions and developing theories tailored to China's national context ensures a lasting impact on the evolving landscape of public governance.

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS:

Scenario analysis of the socioeconomic impacts of achieving zero-carbon energy by 2030 2022(2)

Yueqi Fan | Finance | Best Scholar Award

Ms. Yueqi Fan | Finance | Best Scholar Award

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Yueqi Fan's academic journey started with a Bachelor's degree in Management Science from Xiamen University, China, from September 2013 to June 2017. He continued his education at Nanjing University, earning a Master's degree in Management Science from September 2017 to June 2020. Currently, he is a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at the City University of Hong Kong since September 2020.

Professional Endeavors:

Her pursuit of academic excellence and research led him to take on roles as a Teaching Assistant in various finance-related courses. His TA responsibilities include Financial System, Market and Instruments, Financial Management, and Trading Room Workshop, showcasing his commitment to both learning and teaching.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her primary research fields are Empirical Corporate Finance, Innovation, Venture Capital, and Corporate Bond. He has contributed to the academic community with a forthcoming publication in the Journal of Corporate Finance, titled "The Effects of Government Venture Capital: New Evidence from China Based on A Two-sided Matching Structural Model." Additionally, he has working papers on topics such as international investors, liability of foreignness, and the impact of monetary policy on cross-sectional corporate bond returns.

Accolades and Recognition:

Her earned various honors and awards, including the prestigious Postgraduate Studentship at the City University of Hong Kong (2020-2024). He also received an Academic Scholarship during his time at Nanjing University (2017-2019) and the Zhong He Scholarship at Xiamen University in 2014.

Professional Activities:

He actively participates in academic conferences such as the China Economics Annual Conference (CEAC), Conference on FinTech, Innovation and Development (CFID), and Chinese Financial Annual Meeting (CFAM). Furthermore, he has contributed as an anonymous reviewer for Research Policy and has been involved in a research project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Her early academic achievements, research contributions, and active involvement in professional activities position him to make significant future contributions to the field of finance. As a Ph.D. Candidate, he is likely to continue exploring innovative topics in Empirical Corporate Finance and contributing valuable insights to academia. His combination of research, teaching, and language proficiency reflects a well-rounded academic profile with the potential for a lasting impact.

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Samuel Kwesi Dunyo | Pollution and Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Samuel Kwesi Dunyo | Pollution and Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Maejo University, Thailand

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Samuel Kwesi Dunyo's academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in August 2007. His diverse educational background laid the foundation for his later pursuits in economics.

Professional Endeavors:

Having completed a Master's in Business Economics from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce in June 2017, His continued to advance in his academic career. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the National Institute of Development Administration in August 2022. Following his educational accomplishments, he held the position of Lecturer at Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University from June 2022 to May 2023. Currently, he serves as a Foreign Expert at the Faculty of Business Administration at Maejo University since July 2023.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research interests center around Macroeconomics and Financial Markets. His publications, such as "Carbon emissions and innovation: the moderating role of uncertainty" in the Journal of Cleaner Production and "Firm-level innovation: Do perceived policy instability and legal institutional conditions matter?" in Sustainability, showcase his contributions to the field. Additionally, his work on the impact of Covid-19 on the Thai economy and the effectiveness of monetary policy demonstrates his engagement with real-world economic challenges.

Accolades and Recognition:

While specific accolades and recognitions may not be explicitly mentioned, His presence as a Foreign Expert at Maejo University indicates a level of recognition and trust in his expertise in the field of business administration.

Impact and Influence:

His impact is evident in his research output, particularly in understanding the interplay between environmental policies, innovation, and economic dynamics. His work on the impact of Covid-19 reflects a commitment to addressing contemporary economic challenges and contributing to the broader economic discourse.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His academic achievements and the dissemination of knowledge through his research publications. As a Foreign Expert, his continued contributions to the Faculty of Business Administration at Maejo University suggest a commitment to nurturing the next generation of business professionals. Future contributions may include further research, mentorship, and engagement in economic policy discussions.

Notable Publications:

Relationship between CO2 emissions, technological innovation, and energy intensity: Moderating effects of economic and political uncertainty
Dunyo, S.K., Odei, S.A., Chaiwet, W.

Environmental policy and convexity of climate change damage functions: an experiment with New Keynesian DSGE model
Dunyo, S.K.
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Fourel Isabelle | Pesticide Analysis in biological samples/ Enantioselective bioaccumulation/ Rodent control | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Fourel Isabelle | Pesticide Analysis in biological samples/ Enantioselective bioaccumulation/ Rodent control | Best Researcher Award

VetAgro Sup, France

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Isabelle Fourel embarked on her academic journey, earning a Ph.D. in Physico-Chemistry of Biotransformations from the University of Nantes, France. Her specialization laid the groundwork for her subsequent contributions in the field.

Professional Endeavors:

Since 2004, Her integral part of the Wild Rodents Team at VetAgro Sup - University of Lyon. Her role as Project Manager involves overseeing Bioanalysis and Ecotoxicology of rodenticides. Prior to this, from 1993 to 2004, she served as a Design Engineer at ENITIAA, Nantes, where she headed Analytical Development in the Food Science Department.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her forefront of analytical development, focusing on the bioaccumulation of chiral rodenticides using Chiral-RP-LC-MS/MS. Her expertise extends to the identification and quantification of organic molecules, especially pesticides and drugs, in various biological matrices. Additionally, her research delves into the ecotoxicology of anticoagulant rodenticides.

Accolades and Recognition:

Her significant contributions are reflected in her co-invention of 19 patents as part of the ISI Neoramus project (2013-2018), with 11 patents granted between 2019 and 2035. Her dedication to innovation and intellectual property is evident in the granted patents, showcasing her impact in the field.

Impact and Influence:

Her influence is particularly notable in her role as a project manager and co-inventor of patents related to rodenticides. Her work in LC-MS/MS analytical development and research into the ecotoxicology of rodenticides demonstrates her commitment to addressing environmental challenges and wildlife conservation.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Her legacy lies in her extensive contributions to the understanding of rodenticide bioaccumulation and ecotoxicology. Her role in co-inventing patents underscores her commitment to advancing methodologies and technologies in the field. Looking forward, her continued focus on bioanalysis and ecotoxicology suggests ongoing dedication to environmental research and protection.

Notable Publications:

Interest of the faecal and plasma matrix for monitoring the exposure of wildlife or domestic animals to anticoagulant rodenticides

Enantiomer fraction evaluation of the four stereoisomers of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides in biological matrices with polysaccharide-based chiral selectors and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

Comparative pharmacokinetics of difethialone stereoisomers in male and female rats and mice: development of an intra- and inter-species model to predict the suitable formulation mix

Exposure of predatory and scavenging birds to anticoagulant rodenticides in France: Exploration of data from French surveillance programs

Monitoring the hepatic residues of cis- and trans-diastereoisomers of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides reveals a different bioaccumulation of diastereoisomers in the food chain of the Réunion harrier (Circus maillardi)

Corticosterone mediates telomere length in raptor chicks exposed to chemical mixture

Les causes de mortalité du Gypaète barbu et des autres vautours en France

Differences in teratogenicity of some vitamin K antagonist substances used as human therapeutic or rodenticide are due to major differences in their fate after an oral administration

Mass spectrometry characterization of anticoagulant rodenticides and hydroxyl metabolites

Accidental chlorophacinone exposure of lactating ewes: Clinical follow-up and human health dietary implications

Marc Kouzez | Environmental Economics,CSR/ESG, Banking & Finance, Applied Econometrics | Strategic Achievement Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Marc Kouzez | Environmental Economics,CSR/ESG, Banking & Finance, Applied Econometrics | Strategic Achievement Award

ICN Business School, France

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Marc Kouzez began his academic journey with a strong foundation, earning a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Angers, France, in 2015. Prior to this, he completed a Master 2 in Banking & Finance at the University of Bordeaux IV in 2009 and a Master 1 in International Economics in 2008.

Professional Endeavors:

HIs various academic positions, showcasing a diverse and global career. Starting as a Lecturer ("ATER") at the University of Angers in 2010, he progressed to Assistant Professor roles at the University of Sainte-Anne in Canada and the University of Toulouse II in France. He then took on the role of Associate Professor at Renmin University of China in Suzhou from 2018 to 2020. Notably, he served as the Head of the department "Finance, Operations, and Marketing" at Brest Business School from 2020 to 2022. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor at ICN Artem Business School in Paris.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His made significant contributions to the field of Economics, particularly in Environmental Economics, Banking & Finance systems with a focus on Green Finance, CSR/ESG, and Applied Econometrics. His research publications span a variety of topics, from the impact of environmental policy stringency on renewable energy consumption to the relationship between political risk and bank performance.

Accolades and Recognition:

His work has been recognized through various publications in reputable journals. Notable publications include "Does Increasing Environmental Policy Stringency Enhance Renewable Energy Consumption in OECD Countries?" (Energy Economics, 2024) and "Political risk and bank performance: does bank size matter?" (Economic Systems, 2023).

Impact and Influence:

As a presenter at numerous international conferences, His shared his research findings on platforms such as the Ethical Finance and Sustainability Conference, the International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues, and the International Conference on Public Economic Theory. His work explores the intersections of environmental policy, financial development, and the performance of banks.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His ongoing research projects, such as "The Effect of Environmental Taxes on Environmentally and Non-environmentally related Innovation in Europe and OECD Countries," demonstrate his commitment to advancing knowledge in his field. His teaching portfolio at both the master and undergraduate levels reflects a dedication to shaping the next generation of economists and finance professionals.

Notable Publications:

Does increasing environmental policy stringency enhance renewable energy consumption in OECD countries?
Hassan, M., Kouzez, M., Lee, J.-Y., Msolli, B., Rjiba, H.

Political environment and bank performance: Does bank size matter?
Kouzez, M.
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Can increasing environmental policy stringency promote financial development? Evidence from developed economies
Hassan, M., Kouzez, M., Lee, J.-Y., Msolli, B., Rjiba, H.
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Foreign Ownership And Bank Performance Evidence From French Market
Kouzez, M.
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Foreign ownership of Jordanian banks: Consequences on performance, risk and stability | Propriété étrangère des banques Jordaniennes: Conséquences sur la performance, le risque et la stabilité
Kouzez, M., Séjourné, B.

Belal Ali | Strategy Implementation | Best Researcher Award

Belal Ali | Strategy Implementation | Best Researcher Award

Palo Alto Networks, Kuwait

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Early Academic Pursuits: 

Belal Al-Sheikh Ali's academic journey began with a focus on networking and security. He obtained certifications such as HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure and IBM ISS Certified Technical Advisor, showcasing early dedication to building a strong foundation in the field.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional trajectory demonstrates a wealth of experience and leadership in the realm of network and security. Noteworthy roles include his time at Huawei as the Network and Security Solutions Lead Architect and at Palo Alto Networks as an SE specializing in SASE and Zero-Trust. His stint at Cirrus Networks as a Pre-sales Network and Security Architect involved designing intricate enterprise networks, SD-WANs, and security technologies. Here, he showcased his ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions and lead complex efforts for business transformation.

Contributions and Research Focus:

As a Research Ph.D. Candidate at RMIT University, His delved into the intricacies of "Efficient Trust-Aware Authentication and Task Offloading in Multi-access Edge Computing Using a Dual Fuzzy Method based Zero Trust Security Framework." His research publications underscore his commitment to advancing the field, particularly in areas like multi-access edge computing, blockchain, and zero-trust security.

Accolades and Recognition:

His technical qualifications, including CCIE, PCNSE, and CISSP, have garnered recognition in the industry. His expertise in designing complex enterprise NetSec solutions positions him as a sought-after professional in the cybersecurity domain.

Impact and Influence:

His roles as a Technical Adviser, Solutions Advocate, and Public Speaker reflect his impact in driving change and championing new ideas in cybersecurity. He actively contributes to sales engineering, solutions consulting initiatives, and public speaking engagements, spreading insights and fostering collaboration.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His legacy lies in his dedication to cutting-edge concepts like Zero-Trust and SASE. His passion for these cybersecurity solutions, coupled with his ability to deliver impactful presentations and lead technical discussions, positions him as a thought leader. As he continues his journey, His aims to make meaningful contributions to the field while balancing his roles as a husband and father.

Notable Publications:

Multi-access edge computing architecture, data security and privacy: A review
B Ali, MA Gregory, S Li
83, 2021

A maturity framework for zero-trust security in multiaccess edge computing
B Ali, S Hijjawi, LH Campbell, MA Gregory, S Li
15, 2022

Uplifting healthcare cyber resilience with a multi-access edge computing zero-trust security model
B Ali, MA Gregory, S Li
15, 2021

Trust‐aware task load balancing in multi‐access edge computing based on blockchain and a zero trust security capability framework
B Ali, MA Gregory, S Li
2, 2023

Zero Trust Security Framework for 5G MEC Applications: Evaluating UE Dynamic Network Behaviour
B Ali, MA Gregory, S Li, OA Dib
2023

Efficient trust-aware authentication and task offloading in Multi-access Edge Computing using a dual fuzzy method based Zero Trust Security framework
BA ALI
2023

Yueyun Wang | Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Yueyun Wang | Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) | Best Researcher Award

Xinhua College of Ningxia University, China

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Wang Yueyun embarked on her academic journey with a solid foundation in accounting, earning a full-time Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Tianjin University of Commerce in 2013. Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive business education, she further pursued a Master's degree in Business Administration at Ningxia University from 2016 to 2019.

Professional Endeavors:

With a Master's degree in hand, Her took on the role of a Lecturer, showcasing her commitment to academia. Her proficiency in English, as evidenced by scoring 503 points in the National English Sixth Grade Examination, positions her as a well-rounded educator capable of effectively communicating across diverse academic settings.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her impact in academia extends beyond the classroom, demonstrated by her involvement in writing and editing various accounting-related books. Notable publications include "Basic Accounting Principles and Practices," "Cost Accounting Practical Training," and "Management Information System." Her research projects, such as the exploration of intelligent three-dimensional dynamic accounting information platforms, reflect her dedication to advancing accounting practices. Her papers, particularly "Research on China's Digital Economy Accounting" and "Exploring the financial management mode of Ningxia manufacturing enterprises," showcase her commitment to exploring innovative financial management approaches in the context of evolving economic landscapes.

Accolades and Recognition:

Her excellence has not gone unnoticed, as she has been consistently recognized through awards and accolades. These include the 2015 Second Prize of Young Teachers' Basic Skills Competition, the 2016 Outstanding Instructor of Financial Decision Making Competition for National University Students, and the 2019 Third Prize of Basic Skills Competition for Young Teachers of Economics and Management Department.

Impact and Influence:

Her mentorship and guidance have left a lasting impact on her students. Her involvement in various innovation and entrepreneurship programs, such as guiding students to win awards in the National "Internet+" Innovation Competition, highlights her commitment to nurturing the next generation of business leaders and innovators.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As she continues to guide students in setting up projects for innovation and entrepreneurship programs, it is evident that Her is not just focused on the present but is actively shaping the future of her students and contributing to the development of academic and business communities. Her dedication to research and mentorship sets a strong foundation for a lasting legacy in the field of business education. Moving forward, her contributions are likely to continue influencing the intersection of accounting, finance, and innovative teaching methodologies.

 

Hai Ying Liu | Urban SDGs, nature-based solutions, climate adaptation | Best Researcher Award

Dr. HaiYing Liu | Urban SDGs, nature-based solutions, climate adaptation | Best Researcher Award

The Climate and Environmental Research Institute NILU, Norway

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Early Academic Pursuits

HaiYing Liu's academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Inner Mongolia University in 1998. She continued her education with a Master's degree in Ecology from the same university, focusing on eco-city planning and environmental protection. Her pursued a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oslo, Norway, with a thesis on "Studies of vegetation-environment relationships and vegetation dynamics in Chinese subtropical forests."

Professional Endeavors

Her professional career has been marked by her significant contributions in the field of environmental research. She started as a Scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in Kjeller, Norway, in 2006 and later progressed to the role of Senior Scientist in the Department of Environmental Impacts and Sustainability. Her work at NILU involved various projects, including serving as a Project Manager for SDGs pilot projects, EEA tenders, and EU Horizon Europe initiatives. Notably, she has been involved in projects related to air quality monitoring, sustainable urban development, and the impact of climate-related risks on human health.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her expertise spans environmental sustainability, citizen science, nature-based solutions, circular usage of organic waste, and interdisciplinary research. She has been actively involved in international collaborations and networks, contributing to projects such as MASSEV, SmartFood, and the Network on Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Her research focus includes the development of health risk assessment systems, monitoring air quality in cities, and engaging citizens in sustainable practices. Her also played a key role in advising the European Environmental Agency on urban sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout her career, Her demonstrated proficiency in multiple languages, including English, Norwegian, Mongolian, and Russian. Her digital skills encompass various tools and platforms, showcasing her adaptability and versatility in the modern work environment.

Impact and Influence

Her impact is evident in her role as a leader and coordinator of numerous projects addressing critical environmental issues. Her involvement in projects like CITI-SENSE and hackAIR reflects her commitment to raising awareness about air quality and environmental conditions among the public.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Her legacy lies in her extensive body of research, leadership in international projects, and dedication to sustainable urban development. Her work continues to influence policies, citizen engagement strategies, and the integration of nature-based solutions into urban environments.

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Acid rain in China
T Larssen, E Lydersen, D Tang, Y He, J Gao, H Liu, L Duan, HM Seip, ...
559, 2006

Crowdsourcing, citizen science or volunteered geographic information? The current state of crowdsourced geographic information
L See, P Mooney, G Foody, L Bastin, A Comber, J Estima, S Fritz, N Kerle, ...
309, 2016

Mobile technologies and services for environmental monitoring: The Citi-Sense-MOB approach
N Castell, M Kobernus, HY Liu, P Schneider, W Lahoz, AJ Berre, J Noll
180, 2015

Performance Assessment of a Low-Cost PM2.5 Sensor for a near Four-Month Period in Oslo, Norway
RHMV Hai-Ying Liu, Philipp Schneider
174, 2019

A conceptual approach to a citizens’ observatory–supporting community-based environmental governance
HY Liu, M Kobernus, D Broday, A Bartonova
117, 2014

A Review of Airborne Particulate Matter Effects on Young Children’s Respiratory Symptoms and Diseases
SIAP Hai-Ying Liu, Daniel Dunea
84, 2018

Quantifying the impact of PM2.5 and associated heavy metals on respiratory health of children near metallurgical facilities
D Dunea, S Iordache, HY Liu, T Bøhler, A Pohoata, C Radulescu
84, 2016

Mapping and the citizen sensor
G Foody, S Fritz, CC Fonte, L Bastin, AM Olteanu-Raimond, P Mooney, ...
76, 2017

Mobile phone tracking: in support of modelling traffic-related air pollution contribution to individual exposure and its implications for public health impact assessment
HY Liu, E Skjetne, M Kobernus
74, 2013

Respiratory disease in relation to outdoor air pollution in Kanpur, India
HY Liu, A Bartonova, M Schindler, M Sharma, SN Behera, K Katiyar, ...
56, 2013