Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations orchestrates successful workshop on the effect of Chinese outward FDI in Southeast Asia
In early October, the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center) hosted a workshop entitled “The Effects of Chinese Outward FDI in Southeast Asia” in the San Francisco Bay Area (California, USA). This 1-1/2 day workshop, organized and sponsored by the Wong MNC Center, drew leading academics, researchers, and policymakers from China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States. Participants presented research on the effects of Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI) in countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Drawing upon diverse case studies, paper writers further identified various factors that gave birth to and shaped the form of these effects. This workshop serves as the first in a series of workshops that will delve into the effect of Chinese outward FDI (OFDI) in various regions of the world. Each workshop will lay a foundation for multiple publications.