Honorary Professor, Business School; Recently Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Oxford University, University of Sydney

Bruce McKern is a researcher, educator and corporate advisor on innovation, strategy & international business. He is a Visiting Professor of International Business, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, Honorary Professor of International Business, University of Sydney Business School and Adviser to the Maritime Silk Road Society in Hong Kong.

Recent: Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2007-
2015); Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation and Professor of International Business at CEIBS, Shanghai (2011-2013)

Other appointments 2015-2016:
Visiting Research Fellow, The Saïd Business School, University of
Oxford (2016)
Visiting Research Fellow, Technology & Management Centre for
Development, University of Oxford (2015)
Visiting Research Fellow, INSEAD, Fontainebleau (2015)

Research & Teaching Interests:
Research and writing in the fields of innovation, strategy and international
business. Recent work on innovation in China.

Previous appointments
Director of the Stanford Sloan Master's Program, Stanford Graduate School of
Business (2001-2007)
President of the Carnegie Bosch Institute & Professor of International
Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Director of Merck Innovation Research Program, United States Studies Centre
University of Sydney
Dean, Monash Mt Eliza Business School, Melbourne, and Founding Dean,
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, SydneyPublications

Author or editor of numerous academic papers and nine books, including:
China’s Next Strategic Advantage: from Imitation to Innovation, (with
George Yip). MIT Press, April 2016;
Managing the Global Network Corporation; Transnational Corporations in
the Exploitation of Natural Resources

Education
BE Chem Eng Hons. Sydney; Doctorate in International Business, Harvard

Board & Public Appointments:
MIT Enterprise Forum, Pittsburgh
US-Korea Business Council, Washington DC
Board Director, State Rail Authority of NSW (1988-1990)
Ministerial Inquiry into Postgraduate Education in the Australian
Defence Force (2000-2001)

Voluntary appointments-current:
Editorial Board Member of Management International Review (2006 to
present).
Adviser, Maritime Silk Road Society, Hong Kong
Previous:
Founding Member, Global Trade Institute of Pennsylvania
National Gallery Society of Victoria, Member of the Board
Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Member of the Board

Executive programs and talks for international companies:
Clients include Goodyear China, Nestlé China, Schneider, Bayer, Philips, GE
China, the Bosch Group, Element 6, Nitto Denko, E&Y, Rio Tinto, Shandong
Gold, Symantec, Google. Executive and graduate programs at INSEAD,
CEIBS, Berlin School of Creative Leadership, University of Sydney.

Talks to universities and institutions world-wide, including NYU, Yale, MIT,
Harvard, Stanford, INSEAD, ANU; Imperial College, Oxford, Bocconi, and Sydney
Business Schools; Google US and Philips Netherlands; CEIBS
in Shanghai and Beijing; Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Savantas
Institute Hong Kong, Asia Society Sydney, CEDA, government departments;
and conferences of international academic societies, including AIB and SMS.
Commentator in international media on issues of MNC strategy and China
innovation.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Visiting Professor of International Business, China Europe International Business School
  • 2008–present
    Honorary Professor of International Business, University of Sydney Business School
  • 2016–2016
    Visiting Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • 2015–2015
    Visiting Research Fellow, Technology & Management Centre for Development, University of Oxford
  • 2007–2015
    Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • 2015–2015
    Visiting Research Fellow, INSEAD, Fontainebleau
  • 2008–2012
    Director, Merck Innovation Research Program, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • 2001–2007
    Director, Stanford Sloan Master's Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • 1989–1993
    President, Carnegie Bosch Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1989–1993
    Professor of International Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Education

  •  
    University of Sydney, BE Chemical Engineering (Hons)
  •  
    Harvard Business School, Doctorate in International Business

Publications

  • 2016
    China's Next Strategic Advantage: from Imitation to Innovation, MIT Press
  • 2003
    Managing the Global Network Corporation, Routledge
  • 1993
    Transnational Corporations in the Exploitation of Natural Resources, Routledge

Professional Memberships

  • Founding Member, Global Trade Institute of Pennsylvania
  • Editorial Board Member, Management International Review
  • MIT Enterprise Forum, Pittsburgh
  • UK-Korea Business Council
  • Member of the Board of Advisers, Maritime Silk Road Society, Hong Kong