Professor Michael J. Enright: Author
Director, Enright, Scott & Associates; Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong
Called "one of the world's reigning strategy gurus" by the Academy of International Business, Michael Enright is a leading expert on competitiveness, regional economic development, and international business strategy. Enright joined the University of Hong Kong as Sun Hung Kai Professor of Business Administration in 1996 after six years as a professor at the Harvard Business School, where he helped to found the modern school of competitiveness analysis. He is a principal of Enright, Scott & Associates, a firm specialising in strategic consulting for governments and major corporations. He also directs the Asia-Pacific Competitiveness Program at the Hong Kong Institute for Economics and Business Strategy and was a founding director of The Competitiveness Institute (a global professional body with members in 40 nations).
Professor Enright has directed major reviews of the competitiveness of 20 different economies on five continents and has co-authored or edited 10 books and monographs. As an adviser, he has consulted to companies, governments, and multilateral organisations on international business strategy and competitiveness, regional clustering, technology policy, and economic development. He has appeared in more than 30 countries as an invited speaker and executive educator for organisations such as the OECD, the World Bank, the IMF, UNIDO, The Pacific Rim Forum, The Global Forum, The European Commission, The Royal Institute for International Affairs, The European Forum Alpbach, The National Economists Club, The Economist Conferences, The Competitiveness Institute, Wilton Park, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, and numerous corporations and other organisations.
In academic circles, Professor Enright is acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities on the regional strategies of multinational companies in the Asia-Pacific. His recent publications include two papers on regional headquarters operations for Management International Review, one of the most prestigious academic journals on international business.