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Hao Tan, Elizabeth Thurbon, John Mathews and Sung-Young Kim

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Hao Tan is Associate Professor with the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle. Professor Hao Tan’s current research interest is in China’s energy and resource transitions and thier global implications from a management research perspective. Since 2009, he has published over 30 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, including two major commentary articles in the leading science journal ‘Nature’ (co-authored with Prof. John Mathews from Macquarie University). He is also a frequent contributor to both English- and Chinese-language media outlets on management and policy issues in relation to energy transitions. Elizabeth Thurbon is a Scientia Associate Professor in International Relations in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. John A. Mathews is Professor Emeritus in the Macquarie Business School at Macquarie University, Sydney. He has taught graduate MBA classes for the past two decades and more. From 2009 to 2012 he was concurrently Eni Chair of Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy at LUISS Guido Carli University, in Rome, where he taught Masters’ and doctoral level courses in the Economics and Management of the Energy Business. He was the first appointment to this new Chair. He is the author of several books including Strategizing, Disequilibrium and Profit (Stanford University Press, 2006), Dragon Multinational: A New Model of Global Growth (Oxford University Press, 2002), and Tiger Technology: The Creation of a Semiconductor Industry in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2000); the latter appearing in a Chinese translation published by Peking University Press. Professor Mathews’ research has increasingly focused for the past decade on the inter-related topics of the global transformation of energy systems and the shift to renewable energies, the move from a linear to a circular economy, and the role of green finance -- with China as a lead player in all three. He published a Commentary article on this topic with collaborator Dr Hao Tan in Nature, on Sep 11 2014: http://www.nature.com/news/economics-manufacture-renewables-to-build-energy-security-1.15847 His book "Greening of Capitalism: How Asia is driving the Next Great Transformation" elaborates on these themes. It was published in November 2014 by Stanford University Press: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=24288 His most recent book "Global Green Shift: When CERES Meets Gaia" (Anthem Press, London, 2017) takes green issues beyond energy and materials to examine the greening of water and food supplies and their intersection with urbanization. He blogs at this book's webpage: https://www.globalgreenshift.org/blog-1 For this book and for his wider work on industrial dynamics Professor Mathews was awarded the International Schumpeter Prize in 2018. Sung-Young Kim (김성용) is a political scientist currently leading a project on 'The Sources of Competitive Advantage in Exporting Green Energy Systems', which examines why, what and how East Asian governments and corporations are promoting new smart grid technologies. He is also currently one of four Chief Investigators on an Australia Research Council Discovery Project (ARC DP) 'East Asia's clean energy shift: enablers, obstacles, outcomes and lessons' (2019-2021), which focuses on South Korea and China's green growth initiatives. His academic research publications include "National Competitive Advantage and Energy Transitions in Korea and Taiwan", New Political Economy (2020); "Hybridized Industrial Ecosystems and the Makings of a New Developmental Infrastructure in East Asia’s Green Energy Sector", Review of International Political Economy (2019); “Transitioning from Fast-Follower to Innovator” Review of International Political Economy (2012); “The Politics of Technological Upgrading in South Korea” New Political Economy (2012); “The Rise of East Asia’s Global Companies” Global Policy (2013); “Developmental Environmentalism” (with E. Thurbon) Politics & Society (2015); "Korea’s Greening Strategy: The Role of Smart Microgrids" (with J.A. Mathews) The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus (2016). He frequently contributes to international media outlets on issues relating to the political and economic development of East Asia especially on sustainable energy transitions.

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