Professor Zhongming Wang Signs Alliance Agreement with NUCB

Development of Entrepreneur Education in Asia

On November 15th, NUCB signed a memorandum of understanding with the Miller Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Zhejiang University Global Entrepreneurship Research Center (ZJU-GERC) to form the Silk Road Entrepreneurship Education Alliance. The meeting was held between Professor Zhongming Wang of the Zhejiang University School of Management and NUCB administration including President Hiroshi Kurimoto, Dean Yasutomi Kitahara and Associate Dean Dr. Hiroyuki Kurimoto.

The aim of this strategic collaboration is to develop joint programs and joint research in the field of entrepreneurship - particularly on the study of family firms. The International Entrepreneurship Center is an educational institution that accepts overseas students widely and provides high-level lectures on entrepreneurship and management. This partnership will expand the opportunities to participate in high-level study abroad programs.

This partnership will be an extension of Professor Wang's development of a global research center based at his home university in Hangzhou. Starting from the Global Entrepreneurship Research Center (GERC) which integrates global multi-disciplinary research teams and establishes close collaborations with renowned institutions such as Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Babson College, College of Business at University of Illinois, Said Business School at University of Oxford, School of Business and Law at Gothenburg University and European Business Schools, the center has branched out to incorporate more leading institutions.

It cooperates with local science parks and entrepreneurial companies in developing programs for entrepreneurial talents, promoting research in entrepreneurship, organizational change, financing strategies and industrial up-grading, and offering global entrepreneurship programs,. The ZJU-GERC consists of an entrepreneurship research laboratory, an action learning platform and resources to develop the HR capabilities of students and participants in the center.