2024 6th International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2024)
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Prof. Thomas Alexander Stein

Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China

Research Area:Music Industry, Artist-Entrepreneurship, Music Business, Entertainment Industry, Music Marketing, Study Abroad, Interdisciplinary Studies, Cross-Cultural Business, Concert Production, Artistry in Contemporary Music

Brief introduction: Professor Thomas Stein is a leading international musician, music educator, author, global music industry and educational consultant, and cultural diplomat. As a senior professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he taught thousands of students, many who have gone on to illustrious music careers, winning GRAMMY awards, recording hit records, and touring the globe to give concerts. He earned his Bachelor of Music in guitar performance, arranging, and music business with top honors at Berklee College of Music, and his Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Performance on electric bass from New England Conservatory. He was on faculty at Berklee from 1988 to 2023 where he taught courses in music theory, improvisation, ear-training (solfege), arranging, music production, music education, and music business. He also taught at colleges and universities in Turkey, Serbia, Portugal, and in China.

Professer Thomas "Tom" Stein produces mainstage concerts and is a proficient arranger and producer of high-profile events. In 2014 he produced and presented a concert series representing the music of the United States in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai Concert Hall in People’s Park. He has published many articles on the site careersinmusic.com and his book "The Business of Music Management: How To Survive and Thrive in Today’s Music Industry" is available from Business Expert Press, an affiliate of Harvard Business Press. As Inaugural Department Head of Music at UIC, Professor Stein continues to blaze new pathways in music career education, teaching and advising young music students seeking fame and fortune in the music industry.

Title: Global Development of Creative Industries as Soft Power Diplomacy in 21st Century: A Model for Sustainable Economic Growth and Stability

Abstract: Business is more than the exchange of goods and services. Countries export values with their products and services, too. Hollywood studios commission special effects from the IT sector in Serbia. American apparel affects consumer fashion choices in Beijing. Japanese anime influenced Walt Disney. Turkish soap operas are wildly popular in South America, and of course music and visual arts are universal languages with strong appeal. India’s Bollywood is another example of rising influence, and new media plus virality can be achieved by anyone given the level playing field of the world wide web. Chinese social media influences tastes all around the world and China is poised to become a leader in the export of creative industries, also as part of the 1B1R policies.

Policy-makers need guidance in how to nurture home-grown creative industries to bring sustainable economic growth, and academics have arole to play in developing clear models that can be used to show the way forward. National, regional, and local governments should be very interested in supporting the development of these models to encourage the growth and vitality of the creative industries, to help their citizens prosper, and enhance social stability through job and wealth creation. But how can they do this?

In this talk, a model for sustainable growth of creative industries within countries will be presented, that can be used to enhance support for economic development and stability. In addition, some suggestions will be offered for how countries can cooperate in building such models to be used in soft power diplomacy and improved trade relations between partner countries and regions.

A. Prof. Geuntae PARK

Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China

Research Area:Museum planning, exhibition development, cultural space and industries, culture and urban strategy, museum and heritage management, and public art/architecture

Brief introduction: Geuntae Park is a cultural resource planner and manager. He was a curator for architecture at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and before joining UIC, he was One Hundred Talents Program Associate Professor at School of Art and Design, Guangdong University of Technology in Guangzhou.

Title: A New Typology of Chinese Rural Revitalization through Art: The Case of Qingtian

Abstract: This talk explores the possibility of contemporary art acting as a catalyst in Chinese rural revitalization. In particular, by examining the village of Qingtian in Foshan city, Guangdong Province, it identifies the unique feature of the case: the adoption of an art-led approach to the project based on collaboration among various stakeholders. Unlike many other similar projects in China, which have usually been conducted through top-down governmental policy, the Qingtian case has provided a new typology of Chinese rural revitalization through the fair contribution of various stakeholders with art at the heart of the process. It has ultimately contributed to restoring a sense of locality, community and pride in the town.

Prof. Chengyu Yang

Business School, Beijing Normal University, China

Research Area: Macroeconomics, Consumption and Economic Growth, Income and Wealth Distribution, Fiscal Policy

Prof. Suxiu Xu

School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Research Area: Smart city, auction mechanism design, logistics and operations management

Brief introduction: Su Xiu Xu is currently a professor in the School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. He received his B.S. in mathematics from Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin, China) in 2008 and PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2014. His major research interests are smart city, auction mechanism design, logistics and operations management. He has conducted two NSFC projects, as well as several provincial and industrial projects. He has published more than 60 papers in such journals as International Journal of Production Research, IISE Transactions, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part A\B\C\E, Production and Operations Management, Ecological Economics, International Journal of Production Economics, Omega, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, etc. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. 

Title of Keynote Speech: A novel mechanism for private parking space sharing: VCG auction with scale control

Abstract:There can be many vacant private parking spaces near locations of excess parking demand. How can we provide the right incentives to potential suppliers and demanders so that they are shared in the market? We consider a parking-sharing platform in which each agent supplies a parking space and needs another one. We propose a novel parking-sharing mechanism that amends the well-known Vickrey-Clarke-Groves auction with the notion of scale control, which ex-ante constrains the number of agents who are offered a parking space by the platform. We show that such a mechanism is incentive compatible and individually rational. We illustrate that it can easily achieve budget balance with a proper choice of scale. We also extend our auction to include only suppliers and only demanders in addition to the agents who are simultaneously suppliers and demanders.