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Vincent Kaufmann

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is the chair for media and culture and co-director of the Media and Communications Management Institute (MCM). He also leads the Center for Book and Publishing Studies at the MCM. Prior to this work, he was a full professor at the University of California at Berkley in the French department, where he served as department chair from 1993 to 1996. His main publications include, L’Equivoque épistolaire, Paris, Minuit, 1990 (translation in English: Post Scripts, Harvard University Press, 1994); Poétique des groupes littéraires. Avant-gardes 1920–1970, Paris, PUF, 1997; Guy Debord. La révolution au service de la poésie, Paris, Fayard, 2001 (translation in English: Guy Debord. Revolution in the Service of Poetry, The University of Minnesota Press, 2006); and Guy Debord. Oeuvres, Présentation et introductions, Paris, Gallimard, coll. “Quarto”, 2006. La Faute à Mallarmé. L'aventure de la théorie littéraire, Paris, Seuil, 2011.

Miriam Meckel

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is a professor of corporate communications and director of the Media and Communications Management Institute at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She studied media and communication sciences, sinology, political science and law at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Taipei (Taiwan). Following her studies, she worked as an on-air presenter, reporter and editor for news and news magazines at both public and private German broadcasters (ARD, VOX and RTL). In 1999, she joined the faculty at the University of Münster as a professor of communication science and journalism. In 2001, Meckel was appointed as the state secretary serving the office of the premier of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, initially as a government spokesperson, and subsequently as the state secretary for Europe, international affairs and media. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University in the USA and a visiting professor at Singapore Management University.

Bozena Mierzejewska

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is an assistant professor of communication and media management at Fordham University, New York, USA. She holds an M.A. in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland, and earned her Ph.D. in management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Her research and teaching focuses on media management, digitisation and its impact on media organisations and media professionals. She was awarded the 2010 Sherman Teaching Award and served as co-editor of JMM – The International Journal on Media Management. She also serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Media Economics, the Central European Journal of Communication and The International Journal on the Book. She is an accomplished speaker, conference host and devoted educator.

Suzanne de Janasz

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Suzanne C. de Janasz, Ph.D., is the Thomas F. Gleed endowed chair of business administration at Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics. An accomplished scholar and former Fulbright recipient, de Janasz has taught leadership, negotiation, and organisational behaviour to students and executives on five continents, most recently as professor of leadership at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her expertise in mentoring, careers, and leadership is sought in a variety of organisations and appears in such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Vocational Behavior, among others. In addition to her two textbooks – Interpersonal Skills in Organizations (5th edition) and Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, de Janasz writes for and is frequently quoted in online, broadcast, and print media, and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.

Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood

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is an Associate Professor at the NUS Business School where he studies and works with multinational and indigenous companies on their emerging market strategies. He is also an Adjunct Professor at IMD Lausanne.
Pasha joined the NUS faculty in 1999, after obtaining an economics degree from Oberlin College (1992) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1999), and an interim stint as a management consultant in Chicago. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Professor at IMD Lausanne where he continues to teach in its flagship Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program.
In 2002, Pasha won the Haynes Prize from the Academy of International Business (AIB) for the most prominent scholar in international business (under 40). More recently in 2014, he has won the Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award, dubbed by The Financial Times as "the Oscars of the business school world." Pasha sits on the faculty advisory boards of the Evian Group, and the recently created SONY Reverse Innovation Community. At NUS, he teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and directs the popular "Business Strategies for Asia" program for senior executives.

Robert G. Picard

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is director of research at the Reuters Institute in the department of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford, a research fellow at Green Templeton College (Oxford), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A specialist in media economics and policy, he is the author and editor of 27 books, including Value Creation and the Future of News Organizations, The Economics and Financing of Media Companies, Media Clusters: Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities, The Internet and the Mass Media, and Media Firms: Structure, Operations, and Performance. He has been editor of the The Journal of Media Business Studies and The Journal of Media Economics. Picard received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and has been a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has consulted and carried out assignments for governments in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and for international organisations including the European Commission, UNESCO, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation. He has been a consultant for leading media companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, and Contemporary Authors.