VICTOR Z. CHEN

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

Biography

Research Activities

        Institutional environments

        Business strategy

        Knowledge synthesis

        Other topics

        Organized activities

Presentations

Teaching

Practical Engagement

In the Media

Awards

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English Bay, Vancouver, Canada

 

RESARCH PHILOSOPHY

 

My “Space-Time-Adaptation” philosophy for knowledge expansion

 

Complexity of institutional environments

 

1)               Sun, S.L. & Chen, V.Z. (2019). Barbarians at the gate of the Middle Kingdom: The international mobility of financial contracting and governance. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 43(4): 802-837. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

2)               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

3)               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

4)               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

5)               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

6)               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

Taylor & Francis most read articles in 2014 in social sciences.

A longer version (93 pages) can be downloaded at Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif.

7)               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

8)               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

9)               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

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

10)            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

11)            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

12)            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

 

Currently, I am working on

 

Chen, V.Z., Cantwell, J.A. An evolutionary framework of institutional diversity across societies, R&R

Chen, V.Z., Hobdari, B. Asynchronous promarket institutional changes and board social capital, R&R.

Sun, S.L., Shi, S.W., Chen, V.Z., & Prescott, J. Market reform synchronization and innovation, under review.

Chen, V.Z., Sauerwald S., Duran, P., van Essen, M., Hitt, M.A. National institutional configurations and stakeholder-agency: Pluralistic performance for multiple stakeholders, work-in-progress.

Summerville, K., Chen, V.Z., Taras, V., & Shaikh, S. Linguistic diversity and performance of global virtual teams, work-in-progress.

 

Business strategy from a top management perspective

 

13)            Chen, V.Z., Zhang, Y., & Hobdari, B. (2019). Blockholder heterogeneity and conflicts in cross-border acquisitions. Journal of Corporate Finance, 57: 86-101. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

14)            Chen, V.Z. (2019). Shareholder wealth effects of cultural diversity among blockholders: Evidence from cross-border acquisitions of US listed firms. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 27(3): 186-209. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

15)            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

16)            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

17)            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

Best Paper Finalist in the track of Developing-country MNC at 2012 Academy of International Business Meeting.

18)            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

19)            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 SSRNIRPN: Innovation and Organizational Economics” and “IRPN: Governance”.

20)            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

21)            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

 

Currently, I am working on

 

Chen, V.Z., Sluhan, A., Hobdari, B., & Kellermanns, F. Family-financial shareholders and foreign acquisitions, R&R.

            See 2014 SMS Sydney Panel in part for this purpose

Chen, V.Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D.M. R&D persistence after cross-border acquisitions, R&R.

Chen, V.Z., Zhang, Y., Sluhan A., Stanley, L., Kellermanns, F., Eddleston, K.A. Family migration and strategic change performance, work-in-progress.

Chen, V.Z., Aguilera, R. Shareholder logic complexity and agency theory, work-in-progress.

 

Knowledge synthesis for performance-enhancing scientific management

 

22)            Chen, V.Z. & Hitt, M.A. (2019). Knowledge synthesis for scientific management: Practical integration for complexity versus scientific fragmentation for simplicity, Journal of Management Inquiry, accepted. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

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).

23)            Chen, V.Z. (2018). People analytics for growth: Sustaining growth with stakeholder satisfaction metrics. Lorange Network. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

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

 

Currently, I am working on

 

Chen, V.Z., Li, Y., Banks, G., & Gonzale-Mule, E. Knowledge synthesis on entry mode and performance, work-in-progress.

Chen, V.Z., Sauerwald S., Zhang, M., & Duran, P. Multi-stakeholder performance measurement and enhancement: A systematic review and meta-analysis, work-in-progress.

Chen, V.Z., Zadrozny, W., Machine reading of business publications, work-in-progress.

 

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Other Works

 

25)            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

26)            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

27)            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

28)            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

29)            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

30)            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

“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.” —Earl Drake, former Canadian Ambassador to China, Indonesia, Assistant Deputy Minister (DFAIT), and Vice-President of CIDA

31)            Deng, H., Higgs, L., & Chen, V.Z. (2009). Redefining transnational corporations. Transnational Corporations Review, 1(2), 69-80 (founding issue editorial summary).Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

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MATERIALS FOR SELECT ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES

 

1)               2019 INFORMS General Session on “Machine reading comprehension for science-practice knowledge synthesis” Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

2)               2019 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop on “Building a Management Knowledge Navigator: Organizational Performance for All Primary Stakeholders” Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

3)               2017 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Time is ripe for knowledge synthesis: (Re)inventing technologies, outlets and incentives Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

4)               2016 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Global institutional diversity: Exploring long-term patterns of institutional change”, featured Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

5)               2016 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Creating a more reliable and cumulative knowledge ecosystem: Meeting senior editors of five leading journals” Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

My introduction presentation Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

6)               2015 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Designing the future of business schools: Persistent problems in changing contexts”Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

Opening presentation Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif PPT Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

7)               2014 Strategic Management Society Panel on “Family multinationals: Developing an institution-based analysis” Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

8)               2014 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “An institutional diversity perspective of global strategy”Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

9)               2014 Academy of International Business Panel on “Home-country institutions and corporate governance” Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

Presentations: intro, Hoskisson, Moon, Sheng, Fadol, Filatotchev

10)            2014 Academy of International Business Panel on “Policies and instruments to support outward FDI: What are the challenges?”Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

Buckley’s opening

11)            2013 Academy of International Business Panel on “Bridging history (back) to contemporary international business” Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

Presentations: intro, Jones, Moore, Wilkins, Shenkar, Cantwell, Contractor

12)            2007 Launching Event of Transnational Corporations Review Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif

 

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