Wong MNC Center News

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.
July 21st, 2014
Dr. Amitendu Palit has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations and will share his expertise about MNCs and regional FTAs as well as East Asian investments in India and Indian investments in East Asia. Amitendu is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore and is an economist specializing in international trade policy, regional frameworks and political economy.
June 25th, 2014
Dr. Scott B. MacDonald has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Scott is the 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. He is a co-author of Asia’s Rise in the 21st Century and When Small Countries Crash.
April 27th, 2014
The Wong MNC Center sponsored the successful launch of the Asia Society and Rhodium Group co-produced report "High Tech: The Next Wave of Chinese Investment in the US" in Shanghai, China on April 22, 2014.
March 7th, 2014
Dr. Ann Capling, Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University (Australia) and a former member of the Warwick Commission on the Future of the Multilateral Trade System, has joined the Advisory Board of the Wong MNC Center

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