Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, Professor
School of Supply Chain Management, Business Research and Service Institute, USA；School of Economics and Management, Chang’an University, China
Biography: Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, CSCP is a professor of Logistics and Transportation Management. Prof. Khan achieved his CSCP—Certified Supply Chain Professional certificate and successfully completed his Doctorate Degree. Since 2014 and 2015, Prof. Khan is affiliated with Chang’an University, China and Brasi School of Supply Chain Management, USA respectively.
Dr. Khan has more than seven years’ core experience of supply chain and logistics at industry and academic levels. Prof. Khan has attended several international conferences in Dubai, Pakistan, Taiwan, and China, USA, Netherland and has also been invited as guest speaker, Keynote speaker and conference committee member. He has published 2 book on “Global Sourcing” and “Strategic Supply Chain” respectively and published more than 22 research papers including ISTP, Scopus, SCI, SSCI, and EI indexed in different well renowned international journals and conferences. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world. Dr. Khan also holds Editorial Membership of two international journals.
In addition, Prof. Khan holds memberships in the following well renowned institutions and supply chain bodies/associations: APCIS-U.S.; Supply Chain Council U.S.; Supply Chain Association of Pakistan; USA Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; and Global Supply Chain Council China.
Topic: The Environmental Supply Chain Management and the Companies’ Sustainable Development
Abstract: Due to the pressure from the public, government laws and environmntal standards, companies have to emphasize on the environmental management. Using the experience of western and developed countries for reference and considering China’s practical conditions. This research paper puts forward a proposal of carrying out sustainable supply chain management. By environmental-friendly practices in supplier selection and supply process and product design process, companies can grasp both economic and environmental advantages, and establish competitive edge in the international market.
Dr. Xiaoquan Jiang, Associate Professor
Department of Finance, College of Business, Florida International University, USA
Biography: Dr. Xiaoquan Jiang graduated from The University of Houston with a Ph.D. in finance and Texas A&M University with a MS in Economics.
Dr. Jiang has diversified teaching experiences at different universities and overseas, such as, Sichuan University, University of Houston, University of Alaska, University of Northern Iowa, Hong Kong Polytech University and Florida International University. Dr. Jiang has taught students in undergraduate level (Financial management, Security Analysis), graduate level (including Master of Science in Finance and MBA including Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Markets and Analysis, Financial Policy), and doctoral level (Financial Economics, Foundation of Finance Models).
Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on empirical asset pricing and valuation, risk-return relation, financial anomalies, capital market research in accounting. He has published papers in top finance journals, including the Journal of Business, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Property Research, etc. Dr. Jiang has served as a referee for many to finance journals.
Topic: Equity Issues and Market Timing
Abstract: We examine the dynamic relation between net equity issues and timing variables in both backward looking and forward looking timing tests. Complementary to market valuation timing, and risk timing, we propose a risk-return timing hypothesis. Controlling for the feedback of future timing variables in backward looking timing test, we find an evidence supporting managerial timing due to mispricing. Controlling for the feedback of past timing variables in forward looking timing test, we find an evidence supporting managerial timing due to information asymmetry.