Called “one of the world’s reigning strategy gurus” by the Academy of International Business, Michael Enright is a world leading expert on competitiveness, national and regional economic development, and international business strategy. He is Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Director of Competitiveness Programs at the Hong Kong Institute for Economics and Business Strategy, and Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member of The Competitiveness Institute, a global professional body with affiliates in more than 100 nations. He is Director at Enright, Scott & Associates, an economic and strategic consultancy, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Johnson Electric Holdings, and a former faculty member of the Harvard Business School.
Professor Enright has directed major reviews of the competitiveness of more than 20 economies on five continents and has co-authored or co-edited fifteen books, including China Into the Future: Making Sense of the World’s Most Dynamic Economy, The Greater Pearl River Delta, Regional Powerhouse: The Greater Pearl River Delta and the Rise of China, The Hong Kong Advantage, Australia: From Lucky Country to Competitive Country, Studies in Swiss Competitiveness, Venezuela: The Challenge of Competitiveness, and Upgrading New Zealand’s Competitive Advantage. His work on competitiveness and on the economies of Hong Kong and China has been featured in Asian Business, Asia Inc, the Asian Wall Street Journal, Business Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Financial Times, Fortune, the Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, the South China Morning Post, the Straits Times, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, WorldLink, the Yale Review of Books, and many others. His Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment, sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation, is a comprehensive and ground-breaking study of foreign investment in China and its impact on China’s economy. Most recently, he has completed a nine-month study of the Greater Bay Area sponsored by the 2022 Foundation.
Professor Enright received his A.B. (with honors), his M.B.A. (with distinction), and his Ph.D. (in Business Economics as a Dean’s Doctoral Fellow) all from Harvard University. Before coming to Asia in 1996, Enright spent six years as a Professor in the Competition and Strategy Group at the Harvard Business School, where he helped found the modern school of competitiveness analysis.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom, Level 5, Jing An Shangri-La