Wong MNC Center News

March 5th, 2015
The Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations has entered into an agreement with the China Globalization Association to become a Bronze Sponsor of the 9th "China Goes Global" Conference which will be held at Georgia Tech, The Scheller College of Business, Atlanta, Georgia from October 1-3, 2015. The conference will include discussions about Chinese flows of people, goods, ideas and money, the rise of the emerging markets multinationals, the management and organization of Chinese companies/subsidiaries abroad, Chinese engagement in India, Latin America, and other regions, the impact of Chinese foreign direct investment, the role of government in shaping China's “going out” policy, and sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Chinese multinationals.
March 5th, 2015
Manochehr Dorraj, Ph.D. and Jose-Augusto Guilhon-Albuquerque, Ph.D. have joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as Senior Research Fellows. Dr. Dorraj, who also serves as a blogger for the Wong MNC Center, is an expert on China's relations with the Middle East, China and Iran, energy, geostrategy, and Islam. Dr. Guilhon Albuquerque is Professor of International Relations, University of São Paulo, Brazil (retired) and currently a Fellow with the Strategic Policies Forum, University of Campinas, Brazil. His research focuses on Brazil-China relations, foreign policy analysis, and regional integration. Further information about both fellows can be found at: http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
February 2nd, 2015
Matt Ferchen, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Research Fellow. Dr. Ferchen is a an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University and a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. His research and teaching are about the confluence of China’s domestic and international political economy, including debates about the “China Model” of development and China-Latin America economic and political relations.
January 21st, 2015
Dr. Manochehr Dorraj has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Manochehr, a Professor at Texas Christian University, is an expert on China-Middle East relations and will share his specialized knowledge about investment from China and other East Asian countries in the Middle East and Middle Eastern investment in East Asia as well as his general knowledge about Chinese outward FDI.
January 14th, 2015
Kun-chin Lin, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Research Fellow. Dr. Lin is a University Lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge and Acting Director of the Centre for Rising Powers. He serves on the Frost & Sullivan’s Board of Economic Advisors and the academic board of the Growth, Innovate and Leadership (GIL) University in Malaysia. His research interests include the political economy of China, infrastructure and energy security, industrial policy, maritime governance, regulatory diffusion, and regionalism in Asia.
November 21st, 2014
Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Naoyuki, a member of the Wong MNC Center Advisory Board, and an Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (Japan) will share his expertise on economic matters, especially Japan, but also about other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum members. Among other things, JEF organizes annual APEC-area symposiums on free-trade agreements and trade and investment policy issues.
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.

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