Public Administration & Corporate Governance

Public Administration and Corporate Decision-Making Center covers public administration and corporate decision-making. They are different but closely related as major components of social administration. Public administration has become the greatest growth point of China’s social study. It can find solutions to social problems in culture, education, welfare, public health, transportation and energy. There is a great distinction between overseas corporate management philosophy and that of China. The government is well-advised to approach administration with flexible measures. As the centerpiece of corporate management, the Corporate Decision-Making Center pertains to the survival of enterprises and externalizes the core competitiveness and values of enterprises.

DeTao Public Administration and Corporate Decision-Making Center provides premium service like consulting and management for enterprises, institutions, and other organizations to find comprehensive solutions to real-world problems as an effort to promote social harmony and corporate upgrading. Currently, the Center has brought together leading experts of administration studies like Professor Shui-Yan Tang, Fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration, Professor Lars Kolind, Chairman and board member of K.J. Jacobs AG, Danish entrepreneur, Professor Thomas Speh, Director of E-Learning Programs at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio), and Professor Steve Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. They have all delivered lectures at prestigious universities and government agencies like Peking University, China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, Chinese Academy of Governance, and Shanghai Library. So far, DeTao has organized events, like First Enterprise CEO Roundtable Conference, Zhejiang Confederation of Private Enterprises, to cultivate Chinese corporate leadership together with CEOs of Chinese and international enterprises and seek practical solutions.

  • Lars Kolind

    DeTao Master of Leadership and Strategy

    Professor Kolind is a world-renowned businessman, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He graduated from Aarhus University in 1972 with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. His career spans 9 years as an international management consultant, four years as a director of the largest research laboratory in Denmark (Risoe National Laboratory), four years as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Radiometer A/S, a leading supplier of high-precision diagnostic instruments, ten years as CEO of Oticon and William Demant Holding A/S and 17 years as Group Chairman of Grundfos and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation. Kolind has been involved in businesses in more than 20 countries. He has started more than 25 businesses in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, software, hardware, consulting, real estate and retail. Kolind has advised some of the world’s largest corporations such as Michelin, Movo Nordisk, LEGO, Coors and GlaxoSmithKline.
    Kolind is particularly known for the creation of the world’s first truly knowledge-based company Oticon in 1991. Oticon is among the most widely used management education case stories ever. Kolind has written a number of books including UNBOSS (2012) and The Second Cycle (2006), which has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Swedish and Danish.
    Kolind has served as chairman of the World Scout Foundation under the patronage of His Majesty the King of Sweden. Kolind currently is a member of the foundation board and also sits on the board of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

  • Shui-Yan Tang

    DeTao Master of Public Administration

    Dr. Shui Yan Tang is a professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. He has researched institutional analysis and design, common-pool resource governance, economic development, and environmental policy. He is the author of Institutions and Collective Action: Self-Governance in Irrigation (ICS Press, 1992) and has published in numerous journals, including Comparative Politics, Economic Development Quarterly, Environment and Planning, Governance, Human Ecology, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Land Economics, Public Administration Review, The China Quarterly, and World Development. Professor Tang was associate editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He has served on the editorial boards of several public affairs journal including Public Administration Review and others.

  • Robert F. Lauterborn

    DeTao Master of Marketing Communication

    Professor Lauterborn was the first holder of the distinguished James L. Knight Chair at the University of North Carolina – an endowed, tenured post made possible by a million-dollar grant from the Knight Foundation "to enhance the teaching of advertising."
    For ten years prior to this appointment, he was director of marketing communications and corporate advertising for International Paper Company worldwide. Based in New York, he was responsible for IP's corporate advertising, multi-divisional marketing communication programs and marketing public relations. Among his achievements was IP's famous "Power of the Printed Word" campaign to help young people improve their reading and writing skills, which won the Kelly Award as the best magazine advertising program in America and is on permanent display in the Advertising Hall of Fame.
    Before joining IP, he spent 16 years with General Electric in various corporate and marketing communications management positions. As creative director of GE's 400-person A&SPO house agency, he developed the FOCUS creative approach now used by several multinational advertisers and agencies.
    Over his 30-year professional career, Lauterborn worked on all sides of the advertising profession – account, media, creative and client – and in several corporate public affairs capacities. In 1999, he received the prestigious G. D. Crain Award for "lifetime contributions to the development and improvement of business marketing," and was inducted into the Business Marketing Hall of Fame.
    Currently he conducts workshops and seminars and consults for agencies and corporations worldwide: more than 50 organizations in 65 countries on five continents. Since 2005 he has been working primarily in China and India, teaching executive education courses in marketing and marketing communications both under the aegis of graduate business schools and directly for various companies.

  • Steve Kelman

    DeTao Master of Public Management

    Dr. Steve Kelman is a Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 1993 through 1997, Dr. Kelman served as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. During his tenure as Administrator, he played a lead role in the Clinton Administration’s “reinventing government” effort.
    He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2001, he received the Herbert Roback Memorial Award, the highest achievement award of the National Contract Management Association. In 2003, he was elected as a Director of The Procurement Roundtable, and he was inducted in 2007 into the Government Computer News Hall of Fame. In 2010 the American Political Science Association awarded him the Gaus Prize, which honors a lifetime of achievement in public administration scholarship.
    A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, with a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, he is the author of many books and articles on the policymaking process and on improving the management of government organizations. He currently serves as editor of the International Public Management Journal.

  • Thomas W. Speh

    DeTao Master of Supply Chain

    Prof. Thomas Speh is currently Director of E-Learning Programs at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio). Thomas Speh was the James Evans Rees Distinguished Professor of Distribution and Associate Dean of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration at Miami University (Ohio), where he taught courses in Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management for 35 years.
    In 2007, he received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s Distinguished Service Award that is given annually to someone who “exemplifies sustained, consistent, and excellent service to the development of the discipline of supply chain management.” In May, 2008 he received the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s Lifetime Achievement award, only the 6th such award given by WERC in its 31 year history.
    Prof. Speh is the co-author of Business Marketing Management: B2B, 11th edition, a text used by hundreds of Business schools in the US and around the globe. Moreover, Prof. Speh has conducted research and consulting projects in supply chain collaboration, warehousing management, supply chain strategy, warehousing cost analysis, logistics outsourcing, and marketing strategy planning.

  • DeTao Master of Industrial Design and Management

    Prof. Soon-In Lee currently holds the position of Professor of Industrial Design in Graduate School of Industrial Arts and Professor in charge of Design Management in International Design School for Advanced Studies at Hong-Ik University, Korea where he was Dean of International Design School for Advanced Studies and Now President of Seoul Design Center. And he is Chairman of National 3D Printing Forum.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee has acted as President of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) during 2011 to 2013, Chair of the Korea Design & Brand Management Society until 2011 and Executive General Manager at Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) from 1997 to 2004.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee is the General Director of the Gwangju Design Biennale (2006-2007). And he was in charge of numerous World Design Capital Seoul 2010 projects (2008) and exhibition research of Seoul Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo (2008-2010).
    Besides, Prof. Soon-In Lee served as Director of the LG Electronics Corporate Design Center in Seoul and President of the LG Europe Design Center in Dublin.