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Making a Difference

“The era of Industry 4.0 has transformed the world that we live in and has generated new opportunities for delivering knowledge, development, life-long learning and holistic education. Our O2O innovative university born during the epidemic has the mission of leading and promoting innovation. The birth of the academic school, such as the School of Management and Leadership is market-oriented and closely follows the development theme of the times.”

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Academic shools: About


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Professor Abby Ghobadian is a Professor of Management at Henley Business School, having joined in 2007 and previously holding roles of Academic Dean and the Department Head of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour.

Abby's research interests lie in examining the reasons for heterogeneous organisational performance and how organisational performance can be improved. He has published more than 110 refereed articles in major journals, 7 research monographs, 2 edited books, more than 50 books chapters, and more than 130 conference papers.

Abby is an experienced PhD supervisor, having supervised over 30 doctoral students to completion.

Abby chaired the British Academy of Management (BAM) and is a past president of BAM. Previously he served on the ABS’s executive committee and chaired its research committee. He also served on the Chartered Management Institute’s academic advisory council as well as the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ business school task force, the All Parliamentary Party Group (AAPG) on the future of management and as a member of working party establishing standards for level 7 apprenticeship Masters.

Abby is the co-editor of the Journal of Strategy and Management. He serves on the editorial board of journals in the UK, USA and Hungary. He is a member of the Economic and Social Research Council’s peer review college and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Pecs, Hungary in 2004. He was elected a fellow of BAM in 2008 and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2010. Abby was made a Companion of Chartered Management Institute in 2014.

Academic shools: Faculty


ELITE Global Talent Programme (EGTP) is a passport programme with which different levels of students, who are with different background and complete the programme, can get access into EICC’s degree and non-degree programmes at different levels. EGTP is designed, developed and delivered by Professor Richard Li-Hua, Founder of the theory of China Embracing Innovation and Founder and President of ELITE Innovation College Cambridge. With integration and the sublimation of the essential knowledge of 4 ELITE College of EICC, EGTP is offered as the core programme as extra curriculum for the enhancement of the student journey in addition to the degree and non-degree programmes within ELITE Global Colleges around the world.

Academic shools: Welcome


Committed to Excellence

The EICC CIO programme aims to develop the future CIO who are not only knowledgeable about all aspects of organizational innovation and technological innovation, but also are equipped with the digital transformational skills as well as global leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Academic shools: About
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