Eastern vs Western Mindset

Posted on 20/03/2013


What makes “the East” different from “the West” and how?

There exist gaps between eastern mindset and western one. Then what should we do to face this gap in the gradually globalizing world?

Actually, we cannot deny any of the mindset. Every nation has its own characteristics and it’s mainly through its culture that we first begin to know the nation and its characteristics. So we cannot say that this mindset or custom is right and that is wrong. Equal respect should be attached to every nation in the world, even to those that are not in existence any more.

Dr. Beba is a Professor at the School of Business at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. In over 30 years of his profession, he has worked extensively in and outside of Turkey for a range of public and private institutions as well as non governmental organizations, including Smithco Engineering Inc, Procter & Gamble, UNEP, EU and the private sector development groups of the WB. He served as the Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Packaging Waste Recovery & Recycling Trust (CEVKO) and established his first company, Recovery and Recycling Ltd, which designed and implemented systems for collection and down cycling used plastic and metal packaging materials. He provided services for SMEs and NGOs to support their R&D projects with innovative concepts via his company Project Development and Implementation Center and help them to draft professional business plans. He was the Academic Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship of Ozyegin University in Istanbul where he implemented an intensive teaching and research activities in the area of entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he taught entrepreneurship to UG and MBA students and executed international outreach activities such as, the Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF) for their Global 10000 Women Entrepreneurs Program, European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) and EU sponsored Life Long Learning (LLL) projects. Prof. Beba is presently an Adjunct Professor of the of the University of Science and Technology Business School, Consultant at MBA Programs, and Associate Director of the Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies.

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Time   : March 20th, 2013 – 7.30pm- Wednesday

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