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Rideau Canal in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


With 70th NC Governor “Catalyst” Jim Martin (Charlotte Rotary Club, September 4, 2018)


I organized and chaired a symposium on “Time is ripe for knowledge synthesis: (Re)inventing technologies, outlets, and incentives” with five former Academy of Management presidents, Michael Hitt, Denise Rousseau, Jim Walsh, Susan Jackson, and Duane Ireland (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, August 6, 2017).


I hosted a panel on foreign direct investments into the Carolinas with Bob Morgan (President/CEO of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce), Rick Dowd (Chairman/MD, Mid-Market Investment Banking, Wells Fargo), and Damon Gregoire (former CFO of 3D Systems) (Charlotte Chamber, July 26, 2016)


I was awarded Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year 2015 (Educator category). With winners in other categories (from left), Tiffani Teachey, Senator Jeff Jackson, Nepherterra Estrada, Amanda Pickens, Brooke Mize, and Omari Sealy (NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, April 8, 2015).


From left, with my doctoral committee members Thomas B. Lawrence (now at Oxford), Jing Li, my wife Lulu (not a committee member), Rajneesh Narula (Head of John Dunning Center, Reading), Daniel M. Shapiro (Senior Supervisor), and Steven Globerman after successful Ph.D. thesis defense (Segal School, Feb 27, 2012).


I participated in the 2nd International Gateways and Corridors Conference ft. Hon. Stockwell Day (then Minister for Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative of Canada) and Hon. Li Shenglin (李盛霖) (the Minister of Transport of China), as a the Vancouver representative of the Ottawa coordination office of Asia Pacific Gateway of Coordinator Initiative (Sutton Hotel Vancouver, Nov 17, 2010).


From left, with David T. Fung (past Chair of National Board of Manufacturers and Exporters Associations of Canada), Victor Gao (高志凯) (former Interpreter for Deng Xiaoping, then retiring SVP of CNOOC), and Kenny Zhang (Research Director at APFC) at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC boardroom, Feb, 2009).


With Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) partners and friends (Columbia University, March 17, 2017)


I organized and chaired a thought-provoking symposium on Global social evolution with Jared Diamond (1998 Pulitzer Prize recipient) and John Cantwell at 2016 Academy of Management Meeting (Anaheim Convention Center, August 9, 2016).


I served as on the City of Charlotte Mayor’s China Business Advisory Council. With then-Mayor Jennifer Roberts (Charlotte, June 14, 2016)



With my PhD senior supervisor Dean Daniel M. Shapiro (left) after his winning of 2014 Best Educator (Dean) of Academy of International Business, and Alain Verbeke (Incoming Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies) (Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, June 23, 2014).


Roundtable with economists at the Department of Industry (IC), Government of Canada, on the creation of TNC-Online platform (IC boardroom, Ottawa, 2006).


From left, with Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University; 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences), Karl Sauvant (Columbia Law School), Sheng Bin (盛斌) and Yan Bing (严兵) at International Conference on the Rise of TNCs from Emerging Markets (Columbia Law School, New York, Oct 24, 2006).


Roundtable with officials from Department of Industry and Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Government of Canada, on the creation of TNC-Online platform (DFAIT boardroom, Ottawa, 2007).


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