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Gordon Redding is a British professor, academic, author, editor, and consultant. He is today a specialist on China and the regional ethnic Chinese, and also works on the comparison of different systems of capitalism, and on the role of education in societal development. He has published 15 books and 100 articles related to these subjects. He retains a number of professorships, and is currently working as a senior advisor to the HEAD Foundation (Human Capital and Education for Asian Development), based in Singapore. This is a non-profit foundation which he was invited by regional philanthropists to establish in 2010, and initially directed to 2014, and where he now acts a Senior Advisor. He also spent 24 years at the University of Hong Kong, where he founded and directed the HKU Business School (now the Faculty of Business and Economics). Now living in London he holds a Visiting Professorial Fellowship at the Institute of Education, UCL.
He was Director of the Euro-Asia Centre of INSEAD in France, for seven years. He still retains an adjunct professorship there in the field of Asian Business and Comparative Management. For two decades he was honorary Secretary of the Association of Deans of Southeast Asian Graduate Schools of Management. His work has also included his presence on the editorial boards of ten research journals. He teaches and directs programs for both Master of Business Administration and executives, and collaborates in research with colleagues in Europe, Asia, and North America. He has been a guest faculty member for Wharton School, Duke University, Columbia University, University of Southern California, Australian National University, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Hawaii, University of Zurich, Xiamen University and Zhejiang University.