Yipeng with colleagues from the event

A new book co-edited by Dr Yipeng Liu, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Birmingham Business School, was launched yesterday at a special workshop that brought academic experts, local entrepreneurs and students together to discuss the topic of the new publication - entrepreneurship and talent mobility on an international scale.   

The book, entitled 'Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective - Global Returnees' was co-edited alongside Dr Liu by Prof. Huiyao Wang, Counselor for China State Council and Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG). On the subject of his book, Dr Liu said: “We believe this book will make an important contribution to kick-starting research and debate around the influence of talented people and entrepreneurs on regional economic development, particularly innovation and job creation. 

"We compare global talent management on an international level as we study how talent mobility contributes to economic development. This has major implications for economic policy - entrepreneurs, managers and policymakers will benefit from the work gathered here.”

Networking at the book launch

The launch event was sponsored by the University of Birmingham’s China Institute as well as the Enterprise & Diversity Cluster and the China Cluster at Birmingham Business School. Among the featured contributors were Professor Shahamak Rezaei from Roskilde University, Denmark, Professor Daniela Baglieri, from the University of Messina, Italy, Yin Mon Myinti,  from the University of Cambridge, and Dr Bin Wu from the University of Nottingham. 

Introducing the event, Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School, said: “Talent is mobile and if we fail to map its movement we lose out. The speed and scope of change in China is unbelievable and it is great to see the University of Birmingham leading the charge to help understand this important area.” 

A panel workshop

‘Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective – Global Returnees’ is published by Edward Elgar Publishing, based in Cheltenham, UK.

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