Business School Forum – Guest Lecture Series (6)
Topic: European and American Economic Management Talent Training Mode and the Application of Critical Thinking in Research and Exploration
Speaker: Prof. WU Kean, Assoc. Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Date & Time: May 30, 2023, 14:00-16:30
Venue: SZTU C5 Building, Room 102
Associate Professor Wu Kean graduated from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in 1999 with a major in international accounting, obtained a master's degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, a doctorate in accounting from the University of Oregon, and is currently an Associate Professor (Tenured Professor) at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He has long been engaged in research on the impact of emerging technologies, including text mining, machine reading languages and blockchain, on the production and dissemination of accounting information. He has presided over a number of scientific research projects, and his results have been published in more than ten international peer-reviewed journals, including the European Accounting Review. His research papers have won many awards for the most cited in academic journals, the most downloaded paper and the best paper at conferences, and have published reviews at the Harvard Law Forum.
Artificial intelligence, big data and other rapidly advancing technology locomotives are driving progress in life and society. These disruptive innovations have dramatically changed the needs of the job market and created unprecedented challenges for a new generation of graduates. This lecture is divided into two parts to introduce the existing education system settings and some experiences to address this challenge. The first part of the lecture will introduce several institutional modules in the European and American economic management talent training models, including curriculum design and iteration, the integration and influence of STEM in economic disciplines, several models of industry-university-research collaboration, the development and utilization of business laboratories, and the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in research projects. The speaker focuses on how to effectively use these modules to improve students’ competitiveness in the further studies and job market. The second part introduces critical thinking and exploratory research ability, an important quality requirement for high-end work, and the speaker intends to use a working paper to show the role of critical thinking in work.
All students and colleagues are welcome to join!
May 26, 2023