VICTOR Z. CHEN

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

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English Bay, Vancouver, Canada

 

RESARCH PHILOSOPHY

 

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

 

Complexity of institutional environments

 

Chen, V.Z., Cantwell, J.A., & Bathelt, H. The co-evolution of MNEs and institutions: Towards a synthesizing framework based on the relational approach, proposal under review.

Chen, V.Z. & Cantwell, J.A. Diversity and complexity of foreignness: An evolutionary perspective, under review.

Chen, V.Z. & Cantwell, J.A. A social evolution approach of cultures, work-in-progress.

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

Chen, V.Z. A co-evolutionary framework of economic activities over distances, work-in-progress (a background note Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://palmerhome.org/images/pdf_logo.gif).

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

 

1)            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

2)            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

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.

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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”, 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

 

Business strategy from a top management perspective

 

Chen, V.Z. Blockholder structures and cultural distance in foreign acquisitions, R&R.

Sun, S.L., Shi, S.W., Chen, V.Z., & Prescott, J. Market reform, board network, and innovation, R&R.

Chen, V.Z., Sluhan, A., Hobdari, B., & Kellermanns, F. Cross-border acquisitions of family-owned firms, 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, under review.

Chen, V.Z. & Aguilera, R. “Socializing shareholders in agency theory”, work-in-progress.

Chen, V.Z., Hobdari, B. Institutional complexity and board social ties in emerging markets, work-in-progress.

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

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

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

 

13)          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

14)          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

15)          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

16)          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.

17)          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

18)          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”.

19)          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

20)          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

 

Foundations for knowledge synthesis

 

Chen, V.Z. & Hitt, M.A. Management knowledge synthesis: Integration for practical complexity versus fragmentation for scientific simplicity, R&R.

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).

Chen, V.Z., Li, Y., Banks, G., & Gonzalez-Mule, E. A general approach of knowledge synthesis for evidence-based prescriptions, under review.

Chen, V.Z. & Mousavi, R. A multi-stakeholder perspective of firm performance and strategy, proposal under review.

Chen, V.Z., van Essen, M, Sauerwald, S., & Hitt, M.A. National institutional configurations and stakeholder agency, work-in-progress.

 

21)           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

 

Other Works

 

22)          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

23)          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

24)          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

25)          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

26)          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

27)          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

28)          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 SELECTED ORGANIZED 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)            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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3)            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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4)            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).

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5)            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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6)            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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7)            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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Presentations: intro, Hoskisson, Moon, Sheng, Fadol, Filatotchev

 

8)            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

 

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

 

10)          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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