VICTOR Z. CHEN

In pursuit of the profound, the innovative, and the visionary

Biography

Research Activities

   Academic work

        Theoretical and conceptual foundations

        Institutional diversity

        Institutional dynamics

        Business strategy

        EMNE and knowledge-seeking FDI

        Business school development

   Practical work

   Emerging market global players @CCSI

   Organized activities

Presentations

Teaching

Practical Engagement

In the Media

Awards

Collaborators

Photo Album

 

Rambling Thoughts

 

 

Favorite Quotes

Religion

 

Family Photos

 

REVIEW/EDITORIAL SERVICES

 

Editor & Global Coordinator

      Emerging Market Global Players, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University

 

Co-Founder & Former Associate Editor

      Transnational Corporations Review

 

Ad-Hoc Reviewer

      Journal of International Business Studies

      Organization Science

      Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

      Journal of World Business

      International Business Review

      Management International Review

      Multinational Business Review

      Asia Pacific Journal of Management

      Journal of Business Research

      Corporate Governance: An International Review

      Columbia FDI Perspectives

      Canadian Public Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Bay, Vancouver, Canada

 

RESARCH PHILOSOPHY

 

“The economic problem of a society is mainly one of rapid adaptation in the particular circumstances of time and space.”

--Friedrich A. Hayek (1945: 524)

 

Figure 1. My “Space-Time-Adaptation” philosophy for knowledge expansion

Arrows suggest three dimensions of knowledge expansion from ignorance.

Outer elements suggest knowledge infrastructures through which knowledge should be created and integrated.

 

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ACADEMIC WORK

WP denotes working paper

Only published/forthcoming articles are numbered

 

Theoretical and conceptual foundations

 

Chen, V.Z. & Aguilera, R. (TBA). “Socializing shareholders in agency theory”, targeting Academy of Management Review [WP #TC1]

Chen, V.Z. & Cantwell, JA (TBA). A social evolution approach of studying cultures in international business, targeting Journal of International Business Studies [WP #TC3]

              See also 2016 AOM panel ft. Jared Diamond and John Cantwell in part for this purpose

Chen, V.Z. (TBA). A co-evolutionary framework of economic activities over distances: Linking the evolution of humans, organizations, institutions, and the natural environment from 25,000 BCE to the future” (a rambling and incomplete reading note Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif) targeting Journal of International Business Studies [WP #TC2]

              See also 2013 AIB panel, co-organized with Farok Contractor in part for this purpose

[1]           Chen, V.Z. (2014). A ‘prehistory’ of multinational enterprises: Looking into the past to prepare for the future. European International Business Academy (EIBA) Zine – International Business Perspectives, 14, 19-22. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

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Institutional diversity

 

[2]           Chen, V.Z., Li, Y. & Hambright, S. (2016). Regulatory institutions and Chinese outward FDI: An empirical review. Multinational Business Review, 24(4) , 302-333.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

               See 2014 AIB Panel, co-organized with Karl Sauvant in part for this purpose

[3]           Chen, V.Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D.M. (2011). Are OECD-prescribed “good corporate governance” really good in an emerging economy? Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28 (1), 115-138. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

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Institutional dynamics

 

[4]           Sun, S.L. Chen, V.Z. Sunny, S.A. & Chen, J. (2018). Venture capital as ecosystem engineer for regional innovation co-evolution in an emerging market. International Business Review, in press. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[5]           Sun, S.L. & Chen, V.Z. (2018). Barbarians at the gate of the Middle Kingdom: The international mobility of financial contracting and governance. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, in press. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[6]           Li, J., Newenham-Kahindi, A., Shapiro, D.M., & Chen, V.Z. (2013). The two-tier bargaining model revisited: Theory and evidence from China’s natural resource investments in Africa. Global Strategy Journal, 3(4), 300-321Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

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Business strategy under institutional diversity & dynamics

 

Chen, V.Z., Li, Y., Banks, G., & Gonzalez-Mule, E. (TBA). The eclectic paradigm as a synthetic meta-framework for entry mode performance: A meta-analysis, targeting Journal of International Business Studies  [WP #BS1]

Chen, V.Z., van Essen, M, Sauerwald, S., & Hitt, M.A. (TBA). Varieties of capitalism and corporate value pluralism: A meta-analysis (coding finished), targeting Academy of Management Journal [WP #BS2]

Chen, V.Z., Zhang, Y., Stanley, L., Kellermanns, F., & Eddleston, K. (TBA). Founder imprinting, inertia and environmental adaptation, targeting Strategic Management Journal [WP #BS3]

Chen, V.Z. (TBA). Blockholder structures and cultural distance in foreign acquisitions, under review at Corporate Governance: An International Review [WP #BS4]

Chen, V.Z., Hobdari, B., Sun, P., & Goodstein, J. (TBA). Institutional dynamics and corporate board capital, under R&R at Journal of Management Studies. [WP #BS5]

                     Best Paper Award in International Corporate Governance, 2016 Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA

                     Best Paper Award Finalist in Emerging Economies, 2016 Academy of International Business Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Sun, S.L., Shi, S.W., Chen, V.Z., & Prescott, J. (TBA). Market reform, board network, and innovation, under R&R at Management and Organization Review. [WP #BS6]

Chen, V.Z., Sluhan, A., Hobdari, B., & Kellermanns, F. (TBA). Cross-border acquisitions of family-owned firms, under R&R at Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. [WP #BS7]

                    See 2014 SMS Sydney Panel in part for this purpose

[7]           Chen, V.Z., Zhang, Y., & Hobdari, B. (2018). Blockholder heterogeneity and conflicts in cross-border acquisitions. Journal of Corporate Finance, in press. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[8]           Chen, V.Z., Musacchio, A., & Li, S. (2018). A principals-principals perspective of hybrid Leviathans: Cross-border acquisitions of state-owned MNEs. Journal of Management, in press. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[9]           Chen, V.Z., Li, S., & Musacchio, A. (2016). Hybrid leviathans overseas: Governance-private shareholder conflicts in cross-border acquisitions. Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[10]        Chen, V.Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D.M. (2015). Subnational institutions and outward FDI by Chinese firms: The mediating role of firm-specific advantages. Multinational Business Review, 23(4), 254 - 276 (Lead article in “Special Issue: Essays in Honour of Alan Rugman”).Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

                     An earlier version was a Best Paper Finalist in the track of DMNC at 2012 AIB Meeting in DC.

[11]        Chen, V.Z., Li, J., Shapiro, D.M., & Zhang, X. (2014). Ownership structure and innovation: An emerging market perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31(1) (Lead article)Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif 

                     APJM Mike Peng Best Paper Award of 2014

                     Top 10 paper based on all time hits in the tracks of “IRPN: Innovation and Organizational Economics” and “IRPN: Governance” at SSRN.

 

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Emerging-market multinationals, Foreign direct investment, and Innovation

 

Chen, V.Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D.M. (TBA). R&D after cross-border acquisitions: Managerial diversion, knowledge transfer, and how they differ between the parent and the subsidiary, under view at Research Policy. [WP #EM1]

[12]        Chen, V.Z., & Aybar, S. (2015). Is springboard FDI strategy effective? Evidence from Turkish acquisitions. In L. Tihanyi, Banalieva, E.R., Devinney, T.M., & Pedersen, T. (ed.) Advances in International Management, Volume 28 on “Emerging economies and multinational enterprises” (pp. 503-528). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[13]        Chen, V.Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D.M. (2012). International reverse spillover effects on parent firms: Evidences from emerging-market MNEs in developed markets. European Management Journal, 30(3), 204-218. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[14]        Chen, V.Z., & Hobdari, B. (2012). Book review ‘Foreign direct investments from emerging markets: The challenges ahead’”. European Management Journal, 30(3), 290-291. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

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Business School Development

 

Chen, V.Z., Hitt, M.A., Rousseau, D. (TBA). Time is ripe for knowledge synthesis: Key elements for a new business science-practice ecosystem, targeting Journal of Management Inquiry. [WP #BSD1]

Chen, V.Z. & Hitt, M.A. (TBA). Management knowledge synthesis: Integration for practical complexity versus fragmentation for scientific simplicity, under R&R at Academy of Management Learning & Education. [WP #BSD2]

             See also a 2017 AOM Symposium in part for this purpose

             See also a 2016 AOM Professional Development Workshop in part for this purpose

             See also a 2015 AOM showcase symposium in part for this purpose  (here is my opening presentation Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif).

[15]        Chen, V.Z., & McMillan, C.J. (2012). Business schools in a changing global world: Who creates best practice and knowledge management?, EFMD First Conference on Higher Education and Research Proceedings. Zurich, Switzerland: Lorange Institute. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

PRACTICAL WORK

 

[16]        Chen, V.Z., & Johnson, L.L. (2014). Emerging market multinationals and social responsibility: An institutional pressure perspective (Editorial summary). Transnational Corporations, 22(3), 1-4. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[17]        Sauvant, K.P., & Chen, V.Z. (2014). China needs a “going in” strategy to complement its “going out” strategy”. Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 121. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[18]        Sauvant, K.P., & Chen, V.Z. (2013). China’s regulatory framework for outward foreign direct investment. China Economic Journal, 7(1), 141-163Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

            Featured by Taylor & Francis as one of the most read articles in 2014 in social sciences.

[19]        *Sauvant, K.P., & Chen, V.Z. (2013). Advancing domestic development through overseas investment. East Asia Forum Quarterly, 5(3), 32-33.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[20]        *Chen, V.Z., Kao, M-S., & Kuo, A. (2013). Taiwan: Inward foreign direct investment and its policy context”, with Ming-Sung Kao and Anthony Kuo, In K.P. Sauvant, P. Mallampally, and G. McAllister (eds.). Inward and outward FDI country profiles (2nd ed., pp. 1066-1081) New York, NY: Columbia University.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[21]        Chen, V.Z. (2012). Puzzles and truths about Indian outward FDI: Toward a more relevant and nuanced research agenda on emerging-market multinational enterprises. Academy of International Business (AIB) Insights, 12(3), 11-14. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[22]        *Zhang, K.K. & Chen, V.Z. (2011). Growing and diversifying Chinese investment in Canada: 2000-2010. Asia-Pacific and Globalization Review, 1(1).Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[23]        DeVoretz, D., Zhang, K.K., Kincaide, H., Chen, V.Z., & Parasram, A. (2011). Canadians abroad: Canada’s global asset. Vancouver, Canada: Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[24]        Woo, Y.P., Zhao, X., Yu, H., Zhang, K.K., Eaton, S., Chen, V.Z., Li, S., Gao, X. (2011). China goes global. Vancouver, Canada, & Beijing, China: Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada and China Council for Promotion of International Trade.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[25]        Globerman, S., & Chen, V.Z. (2010). Best policy practices for promoting inward and outward foreign direct investment. Ottawa, Canada: Conference Board of Canada.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[26]        *Chen, V.Z. (2010). Benchmarking Canada-China economic relations, in P.B. Porter and T. Adams (eds.), Issues in Canada-China Relations (pp. 233-246). Toronto: Canadian International Council.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

Praise for Issues in Canada-China Relations

“The China Papers is one of the first attempts to define and measure this compliance, all the while acknowledging an inevitable degree of selective adaption across countries. Its conclusions will be of benefit to academic readers as well as government officials and diplomats whose responsibilities include balancing compliance expectations with a practical appreciation of how different rights and norms can be perceived, among equally well-meaning officials and institutions.” —Joseph Caron, former Canadian Ambassador to China, Japan, High Commissioner to India, and Assistant Deputy Minister (DFAIT)

“As a student of Canada-China relations over the past thirty years, I commend this collection of papers as a significant breakthrough in Canadian thinking about China. It is not another traditional recitation of past trade and diplomatic milestones, but a series of timely papers, including several on unfamiliar topics pertinent for the future. The subjects should engage policy-makers if, at long last, we can interject more grit and substance into the Canada-China relationship. By introducing a wide spectrum of issues—like competing interests in the arctic, global health crises, biotechnology mediation, space engagement, cyberspace control, as well as the quest for energy security—the collection will inform and challenge our thinking and provide an intellectual platform on which to build a broader bilateral relationship in the years ahead.” —Earl Drake, former Canadian Ambassador to China, Indonesia, Assistant Deputy Minister (DFAIT), and Vice-President of CIDA

[27]        Chen, V.Z. (2009). Hybrid enterprises in a hybrid economy. Vancouver, Canada: Asia Pacific Foundation of CanadaDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

[28]        *Deng, H., Higgs, L., & Chen, V.Z. (2009). Redefining transnational corporations”, with Hugh Deng and Lindsay Higgs, Transnational Corporations Review, 1(2), 69-80 (founding issue editorial).Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 * Refereed

 

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SELECTED ORGANIZED ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

 

[1]           Chair and Co-organizer (with Michael A. Hitt), 2017 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Time is ripe for knowledge synthesis: (Re)inventing technologies, outlets and incentives, featured Michael A. Hitt (1997 AOM President; Texas A&M), Denise M. Rousseau (2005 AOM President; Carnegie Mellon University), James P. Walsh (2010 AOM President; University of Michigan), Susan Jackson (2011 AOM President; Rutgers University), and R. Duane Ireland (2014 AOM President; Texas A&M).

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[2]           Track Chair, Firm Boundaries and Corporate Strategy, 2016 Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.

 

[3]           Chair and Organizer, 2016 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Global institutional diversity: Exploring long-term patterns of institutional change”, featured Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond (UCLA) & John Cantwell (Rutgers).

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[4]           Chair and Organizer, 2016 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Creating a more reliable and cumulative knowledge ecosystem: Meeting senior editors of five leading journals”, featured Kris Byron (Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review), Christopher Marquis (Associate Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly), Gilad Chen (Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology), John Cantwell (Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies), & Arun Rai (Editor-in-Chief, MIS Quarterly).

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[5]           Chair and Organizer, 2015 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Designing the future of business schools: Persistent problems in changing contexts”, featured (alphabetically by last name) William Glick (Dean of Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University; Chair Elect, AACSB), Peter Lorange (President, Lorange Institute; Board Member, EFMD; Former President, IMD), Henry Mintzberg (McGill), & JC Spender (Kozminski).

 

Selected as a Showcase Symposium in Business Policy and Strategy (BPS), where “Showcase symposia should be the very best symposium submissions received and should be expected to attract a large audience. They do NOT need to address the conference theme. Each Division Program Chair may select up to 10% of symposia accepted by their division to be designated as showcase symposia.” (AOM Website).

 

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[6]           Chair and Organizer, 2014 Strategic Management Society Panel on “Family multinationals: Developing an institution-based analysis”, featured (alphabetically by last name) Ruth V. Aguilera (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Bersant Hobdari (Copenhagen Business School), Mike W. Peng (Univ of Texas at Dallas), and David Reeb (National Univ of Singapore; Area Editor of JIBS)

 

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[7]           Co-Chair and Organizer with Raveendra Chittoor (Indian School of Business), 2014 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “An institutional diversity perspective of global strategy”, featured (alphabetically by last name) Michael A. Hitt (Texas A&M), Robert E. Hoskisson (Rice; Asso Editor of SMJ), Tarun Khanna (Harvard), Mona Makhija (Ohio State; Area Editor of JIBS), Aldo Musacchio (Harvard), Ravi Ramamurti (Northeastern), Michael A. Witt (INSEAD), as well as Dan Catarivas (Manufacturers Association of Israel).

 

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[8]           Chair and Organizer, 2014 Academy of International Business Panel on “Home-country institutions and corporate governance”, featured (alphabetically by last name) Robert E. Hoskisson (Rice; Asso Editor of SMJ), Igor Filatotchev (London), and country representatives (alphabetically by country name) Hsia Hua Sheng (FGV-EAESP, Brazil), Yasir Yasin Fadol (Qatar University, Qatar), and Hwy-Chang Moon (Seoul National University, South Korea)

 

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Presentation Slides:

(1)           my intro

(2)           Hoskisson on business groups

(3)           Moon on South Korea

(4)           Sheng on Brazil

(5)           Fadol on Qatar

(6)           Filatotchev’s discussant comments

 

[9]           Co-Chair and Organizer, with Karl P. Sauvant (Columbia University), 2014 Academy of International Business Panel on “Policies and instruments to support outward FDI: What are the challenges?”, featured (alphabetically by last name) Peter Buckley (Leeds; Past President of AIB/EIBA), Shawn Lim (Columbia Law School), Ana Teresa Lehmann (Porto; Past President of EIBA), and Aldo Musacchio (Harvard)

 

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Buckley’s opening remarks on home OFDI policies in IB theories

 

[10]        Co-Chair and Organizer, with Farok Contractor (Rutgers), 2013 Academy of International Business Panel on “Bridging history (back) to contemporary international business”, featured (alphabetically by last name) John Cantwell (Rutgers; Editor-in-Chief of JIBS), Geoffrey Jones (Harvard), Karl Moore (McGill & Oxford; Asso Editor of AMP), Oded Shenkar (Ohio State), and Mira Wilkins (Florida International).

 

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Presentation Slides:

(1)           my intro

(2)           Jones on distance in globalization

(3)           Moore on Roman Empire MNEs

(4)           Wilkins on the US as home and host of MNEs

(5)           Shenkar on Chinese government’s role in FDI since Han dynamics

(6)           Cantwell on evolution of informal innovation network

(7)           Contractor’s discussant comments

 

[11]        Co-Organizer, 2007 Inaugural Conference of Transnational Corporations Review in Ottawa on “Transnational corporations and Canada-China foreign direct investment”, featured (alphabetically by last name) Johanne Boisvert (Agriculture Canada), Michael Darch (Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation), Hon. Brian Emmett (former VP of CIDA; former ADM of Natural Resources Canada), Hafiz Mirza (UNCTAD), Karl Sauvant (Columbia University), Bernard Wolf (Schulich School, York), and Yanzhong Zhang (Aviation Industry Corp of China; Chinese Academy of Engineering)

 

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