The Power of Teamwork: Transforming Organisations for Sustainable Development

Sep 17, 2015 6:00 PM (GMT+8) The HEAD Foundation 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416
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We consume natural resources as if we had three earths – but we only have one. Sustainable development is urgently needed. It requires a new economic platform that encourages cooperation across industries, governments and NGOs. It also requires a change in mindset – creativity and innovation are vital. This comes about when individuals are engaged as a team, working together to change organizations to take the lead in sustainable development. Professor Kim will explore this critical issue, providing case studies of companies in Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Germany.

Professor Uichol Kim

Professor, College of Business Administration, Inha University, Korea

Uichol Kim, Ph.D., is a professor at College of Business Administration, Inha University, Korea (2005-present). He has taught at the Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University (1995-2005), Department of Social Psychology, University of Tokyo, Japan (1994) and Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA (1988-1994). He was recognized as Outstanding Research Professor at Inha University (2011) and Chung-Ang University (2002). He has conducted research in indigenous, organizational and cultural psychology focusing on family and parent-child relationship, education attainment and school violence, organizational culture and leadership, health and quality of life, democracy, human rights and political culture. In business and management, his research and teaching focus on strategic, marketing and knowledge management, emphasizing on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and sustainable development. He has published over 200 articles and 15 books and monographs, including Individualism and collectivism (Sage, 1994), Indigenous and cultural psychology (2006, Springer), Democracy, human right and Islam in modern Iran (with Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Laureate, Fagbokforlaget, 2003). He is one of the founders and served as president of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology, and founding editor of Asian Journal of Social Psychology (SSCI listed journal).

He has taught at universities in Asia (Beijing Normal University, Xiamen University, China; Kurume University, Japan; Universitäs Gadjah Mada, Universitäs Udayana, Indonesia; University of Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia; National Institute of Developmental Administration, Kasem Bundit University, Thailand; University of Thailand Chamber of Commerce, Yangon, Myanmar), Europe (University of Stockholm, Sweden; Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark; University of Konstanz, Germany; Warsaw School of Advanced Social Psychology, Poland; University of Bergen, University of Tromsö, Norway). He provided lectures at leading institutions in the USA (Brown University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Tufts University, Yale University), Europe (University of Rome, “La Spienza,” Italy; L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Le Havre University, France; University of Osnabruck, German Institute for International Educational Research, Germany), the Middle East (Haifa University, Israel; Koc University, Turkey), and Asia (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; International Christian University, Kyoto University, Japan; Universitas Indonesia; University of the Philippines-Diliman, De La Salle University, Philippines). He provided lectures, worked with and provided consulting for governmental agencies and global companies headquartered in the USA (Pfizer, Stryker Corporation; Department of Health, State of Hawaii), Canada (Canadian International Development Agency), France (La Poste, MAPI Institute), Germany (BASF), Japan (Toyota Home), Thailand (PTT), Indonesia (Ciputra Group) and Korea (LG Group, Samsung Life Insurance, Halla Group, Korean Federation of Industries). 

This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia. 

The Power of Teamwork: Transforming Organisations for Sustainable Development

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