Dan Steinbock

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Dr Dan Steinbock

Dan Steinbock (born 1954 in Helsinki, Finland) is Research Director of International Business at the India, China & America Institute (United States), and Fellow at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China), a leading think-tank, where he focuses on China, ASEAN, G20 and the new global political economy. Since 2005, he has focused on the global crisis impact on the G-7 and the BRICs economies, including the U.S.-Chinese relations.;;[1][2][3]

Steinbock serves as Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and is in the high-level Guidance Group of the GeoBranding Center (CMO Council) dedicated to the marketing of countries, and locations worldwide. The interest communities of the CMO Council include over 20,000 global executives across nearly 100 countries. He also he has advisory tasks in 1to1 Magazine, Fortune, BusinessWeek, McKinsey Quarterly Online Executive Panel, China Communications, African Journal of Business Management, and so on. He is a Senior ASLA-Fulbright Scholar (New York University, Columbia University) and has lectured in Stern School of Business (New York University), Columbia Graduate School of Business (United States); Fudan University, Tsinghua University, Guangdong University (China); Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore (Singapore); School of Economics/Aalto University), Helsinki University (Finland), etc.;[4][5]

Steinbock has consulted for MNCs and SMEs, international organizations (OECD, European Commission, Nordic Council, Baltic Development Forum), cities (from Shanghai to Greater Helsinki) and government agencies. He divides his time between the U.S. (New York), Asia (Shanghai, Guangzhou), and occasionally Europe. He is affiliated with the international business school network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness by Prof. Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) and Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. He cooperates with think-tanks and research centers in the US, Europe, China and India, ASEAN, and Persian Gulf. He contributes commentaries and policy briefs for leading business publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including the U.S.-based The Globalist, NewGeography, and China’s leading English-language China Daily. In the US he has been interviewed by CNBC, CNN, ABC, Dow Jones, Financial Times, PBS, Thompson-Reuters, etc.; in China, by CCTV’s Dialogue, China 24, World Insight, etc.;[6][7]

Steinbock is of Finnish-Jewish descent. Since the end of the 1990s, he has also explored Finnish competitiveness and innovation. He has advised the Finnish public sector (from the President and the Parliament to government agencies and innovation institutions), Finnish multinationals and small-and-medium size enterprises, as well as Finnish regions, cities and municipalities.;[8][9] He has also served as consultant for Greater Helsinki – the Finnish capital which Harvard Business Review has named one of the global “innovation hotspots” – and its mayors and advisory board.[10] He has also published broadly on ICT, including mobile communications.;;[11][12][13]

Recent releases[edit]

  • “China’s Next Stage: Sino-US Relations in a New Era” American Foreign Policy Interests, Dec 2010
  • “China’s Urban Challenge: Balancing Sustainable Economic Growth and Soaring Property Prices,” NewGeography, June 21, 2010
  • “The Rest and the West,” The Globalist, May 12, 2010
  • Winning Across Global Markets: How Nokia Creates Strategic Advantage in a Fast-Changing World, (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2010)
  • “The Wealth of Gulf Cities” The Gulf Research Economic Bulleting, No 7, 2008
  • “NATO and Northern Europe” American Foreign Policy Interests, 30: 4, Sept 2008
  • “From Cooperation to Friction: Policy Implications of US Election 2008 in US-China Trade”, China & World Economy (CASS), May–June 2008.
  • “China as ICT Superpower” China Business Review, US China Business Council, Mar 2007

Recent policy briefs[edit]

  • Copenhagen’s Real Achievement: Gaining Voice in Global Climate Talks, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Feb 2010
  • Shanghai and Hong Kong and China’s Global Financial Hubs, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Jan 2010
  • Shanghai as a Global Financial Hub, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Apr 2009

Journal publications[edit]

United States(The Globalist, The National Interest, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Harvard Business Review Blog, NewGeography, Design Management Review), Europe (European Business, European Business Forum, INFO), Asia (China & World Economy, International Review, China Business Review, China Communications, Strategic Innovators IIPM/India), Persian Gulf (Gulf Research Center) and worldwide (Telecom Policy, International Journal of Media Management, International Journal of Mobile Marketing).