Wong MNC Center News

November 13th, 2014
Dr. Scott B. MacDonald, Head of Research and a Senior Managing Director at MC Asset Management Holdings, LLC, a U.S. SEC registered Investment Advisor based in Stamford, Ct, USA, and a regular blogger for the Wong MNC Center, has joined the Wong MNC Center Advisory Board. He is a co-author of Asia’s Rise in the 21st Century and When Small Countries Crash and numerous other monographs.
November 13th, 2014
Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Wong MNC Center Founding Executive Director, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Ethics, published by the Center for International Business Ethics, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing)
October 10th, 2014
Jing Li, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Research Fellow. Dr. Li is Associate Professor of International Business and Associate Director of the Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her research interests center around international investment strategies, emerging market multinational enterprises, and management of international joint ventures. She has published over 20 articles in these research areas in leading international business and strategy journals and currently serves as Senior Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
September 30th, 2014
On September 29, the Board of Directors of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations ("Wong MNC Center") elected Ms. Brenda Foster to the Board of the Wong MNC Center. In addition to being an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Hawaii, Ms. Foster is President & CEO of Foster & Associates, LLC, an international consulting firm. She also is a member of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council and a Board member of the Pacific Forum/Center for Strategic and International Studie (CSIS), Pacific Historic Parks, the Japan America Society of Hawaii, and the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation.
September 30th, 2014
Enrique Dussel Peters, Ph.D, and Benjamin H. Creutzfeldt have joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, as respectively, Senior Research Fellow and Research Fellow. Dr. Dussel Peters is Professor, Graduate School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the author of more than a dozen books and several dozen articles covering China's trade, overseas foreign direct investment, and Chinese firms in Latin America and Latin American firms in China. Benjamin H. Creutzfeldt is Associate Professor at CESA School of Business in Bogota (Colombia) and has authored various articles and book chapters on China’s political and trade relations with the countries of the region. Further information about both fellows can be found at: http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
September 14th, 2014
H. Richard Nakamura, Ph.D. and Francesca Spigarelli, Ph.D. have become research fellows of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Dr. Nakamura is Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Dr. Spigarelli is Assistant Professor at the University of Macerata (Italy), delegate of the Rector for Entrepreneurship and for Technology Transfer, and coordinator of the 7PF Marie Curie-IRSES project, financed by the European Commission, on "Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable energy and Environmental industries" ("Poreen”). Further information about both fellows can be found at: http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
September 6th, 2014
Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Founder and Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations ("Wong MNC Center") was quoted in two South China Morning Post stories published on September 1. In one entitled "Shanghai Free-Trade Zone Offers Mainland China Firms a Springboard" (http://www.scmp.com/print/business/china-business/article/1582452/shangh...), he was asked about his assessment of the development of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
September 2nd, 2014
The Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations ("Wong MNC Center") has concluded an agreement with the Department of World Economy of the St. Petersburg Faculty of Economics pursuant to which it will be a co-sponsor of the "Evolution of International Trading System: Prospects and Challenges" international conference to be held Oct. 9-10 in St. Petersburg, Russia (English link: http://worldec.ru/eng/178/184.html; Russian link: http://worldec.ru/ru/144/59.html). Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, founding executive director of the Wong MNC Center, will give a keynote address at the conference.
August 26th, 2014
Dr. Ming Wan, Professor of Government and Politics and Director of the Political Science Division of the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University (USA), has joined the Advisory Board of the Wong MNC Center
August 20th, 2014
Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, founder and Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, gave a keynote address, entitled "The Imperative of Paying Attention to the Politics of Chinese Outward Investment," to the 8th annual China Goes Global Conference in Shanghai. Dr. Blanchard emphasized that politics has been associated with Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) since the beginning and that contemporary news stories quite clearly illustrate that political factors are shaping Chinese OFDI in a variety of important ways. Among other ideas, he proposed using the concepts of home country, host country, and the global political context as a way to identify important variables that influence the features of Chinese OFDI.

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