Presentations from the 2014 Michigan conference, given by Prof. Sung Jin Kang, Vice-President, International Affairs, Korea University, and Katherine Ma, Director of Communications, The University of Hong Kong.

The presentation was entitled ‘Asian Tigers: Cultural and Practical Issues of Reputation Management and Internationalisation in Hong Kong and Korea’.

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2014 Michigan Conference presentation: Asian Tigers; Cultural and Practical Issues of Reputation Management and Internationalisation in Korea

Sung Jin Kang acquired his PhD. At Stanford University and he was an assistant professor at University of Tsukuba, Japan, between 1999 and 2003. He is currently a Vice-President for International Affairs, a professor in the Economics department, and a Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and the Institute for International Development Cooperation at Korea University.

His main research fields are sustainable development such as green growth, climate change and economic development, including poverty reduction and foreign aid etc. He has published several articles and books on international and development economics.

He has served various government posts in succession: a member of the Presidential Council for Future and Vision, policy consultant for the committee of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, policy consultant for the committee of Ministry of Unification, and an advisor of National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Science.

As Director of Communications at HKU, Katherine Ma is in charge of the University’s communication strategies and holds the custodianship of the University’s reputation and brand. Katherine is a communications specialist with over 25 years of experience in journalism, corporate communications and public affairs.

Katherine Ma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master’s degree in International and Public Affairs from the University of Hong Kong.

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