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Professor Richard Li-Hua, Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor

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Professor Richard Li-Hua, PhD,is a well-known strategy scholar and the Founder of China’s Embracing Innovation theory, is well-known for his research on China’s innovation and innovation strategy. He is the President of Camot Innovation Academy Cambridge, UK. He is senior expert of science & technology endorsed by EU Patent Office and MOST, China and an internationally recognized authority on international technology transfer and innovation. He is Honorary President of SIAS International University and served as President & Vice Chancellor of SIAS International University, China (2014-2017).

He is also President of China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT) founded in 2006 at Tsinghua University. He is Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management & Leadership and Strategic Advisor, Penn State University, USA and Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, China. He was Visiting Scholar at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK and is Strategic Advisor at Research Center of Technology Innovation, Tsinghua University, China.

Strategic advice on research and innovation, entrepreneurship, global engagement, capacity building and visibility, PhD supervisions, delivery of high-profile forum and workshops.

The Theory of China’s Embracing Innovation

Has been established by Professor Li-Hua from a global perspective, a historical and philosophical angle and a strategic management perspective, based upon his 30 years of observation of rapid changes between East and West, his academic research on China’s technology strategy and innovation strategy, China’s competitiveness and sustainability, so as to resolve the paradox of China's economy with sustained, high-speed and stable development, to analyse the root of China's social, political, economic and environmental sustainable development, and to explain the path of China's peaceful rise of the last 40 years. He has published one book entitled as China’s Embracing Innovation Leads to the Future and over 20 papers on this theory with his second book in the pipe-line.

China's Embracing Innovation: Leading to the Future by Professor Richard Li-Hua


Richard Li-Hua has devoted huge efforts in achieving his vision of West Meets East, which has allowed him to develop a creed for business management education from West Leads East to West Meets East. He has been instrumental in transforming such a firm vision into reality with passionate and relentless insistence on (1) West Meets East-the integration of Western management with Eastern philosophy and (2) the integration of world class research with teaching and learning in GHE and (3) the narrowing the gap between what is delivered in university and what is needed in society in liberal arts education.

With his over 30 years of leadership experiences in global higher education and international business between East and West, he has insightful observations and interpretation about what happened in the last 40 years between West and East, notably China and how a university/firm can be well positioned in the 21st century. He has been an advocate of life-long learning and liberal arts education and passionately striving for creating inspiring, innovative and entrepreneurial campus that he referred as three “invisible campuses”. The forums between President/Students, President/Professors/Doctors, and President/Alumni that he launched in SIAS has pioneered the reform in GHE and narrowed the gap between what are delivered in universities and what are needed in society.

Competitiveness of Chinese Firms - By Professor Richard Li-Hua

Competitiveness of Chinese Firms

In the last 10 years Professor Li-Hua has been frequently requested to provide strategic advice, leadership coaching and support to senior management teams in pursuing strategic organisational changes in universities and business/management schools and global firms between East and West. He has published over 100 papers in top ranking journals and conference proceedings in the areas of international technology transfer, strategic management of technology and innovation, global responsible leadership, strategy and trends of global higher education as well as 5 books with a focus on China. He has successfully supervised over 10 PhD, DBA & Professional Doctor to completions. He delivered modules of Strategic Management, Innovation Management, Technology Management as well as Global Leadership and Team Building to MBA and EMBA programmes at Black School of Business, Penn State University, USA, Odette School of Business, Windsor University, Canada, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, Plymouth University, UK as well as Sun Yat-sun Business School, Sun Yat-sun University, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University and Tianjin University. His well-crafted bespoke programmes in leadership development and learning, Development of Global Responsible Leadership and Full-fledged Competitors have been provided and delivered with influential organisations, such as, Genpact, USA; Aramco, Saudi; SCDL and Qatar Foundation, Qatar; Study Group and Navitus, Australia; Black swan, UK and Innovation Management, Sweden.