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


Research Activities



        Course directory

        Three-way teaching

        3Way projects

Practical Engagement

In the Media



Photo Album


Rambling Thoughts



Favorite Quote



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My experiential project collaborators came from the following organizations:















Course Directory


Global Tech Launch


BDBA8210: Current topics seminar (Doctor of Business Administration, Fall)


MGMT3275: International Business Management (Undergraduate, Fall)


MGMT3280: Strategic Management (Undergraduate, Fall)


MBAD6197: Managing Multinational Enterprise (MBA, Spring)



SelectED experiential projects


Wells Fargo International Strategic Initiative (Guest speakers: Rajnish Bharadwaj, EVP/Head of Cross-border governance; Satoshi Watanabe, SVP/Head of International strategic initiatives; Philip Stafford, Country Risk Analytics Director) [Photos of moments]

Topic: Global opportunities and risks, and strategy for the investment banking business


3D Systems Inc. (Guest speaker: Rajeev Kulkarni, Chief Product Officer) [Photos of moments]

Topic: Performance assessment of global mergers and acquisitions

“Our collaboration was both engaging and informative. We gathered several key insights and it was a pleasure to interact with such a motivated and talented group of students. We look forward to future collaborations with Professor Chen and his class.”Rajeev.


Charlotte Regional Partnership (Guest speaker: Ronnie Bryant, President/CEO)

Topic: International business visit itinerary for European family business investors


Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (Guest speakers: Eileen Cai, VP of Asian sector economic growth; Sven Gerzer, VP of European sector economic growth)

Topic: Cluster advantages analysis of Charlotte as a global business hub


Wells Fargo Country Risk Analytics (Guest speaker: Philip Stafford, Country Risk Analytics Director) [Photos of moments]

Topic: Country risks in Argentina and strategic responses

I enjoyed my experience with Victor’s students last year, and the “real world” challenge was a unique experience for me and a lot of fun.  When I gave my presentation, I posed a risk management problem to the students, then who then put a lot of time and expertise of their own into solving it, and I went back several weeks later to hear their presentations.  Many of them are already working and some are already our colleagues here in the bank or future colleagues (in late December I coincidentally ran into one of them in the Overstreet and learned that she now works for Wells, one floor below me).” —Philip.


General Microcircuits Inc. (Guest speaker: David Dalton, CEO/President)

Topic: Organizational structure of new operations in Costa Rica


Other guest speakers


Rina Arline (Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

Laszlo Balassy (CEO, ActiveGraf; Former Managing Director, Citigroup)

Rishi Bhatnagar (Founding President, Analytics & Big Data Society)

Lourdes Casanova (Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Cornell University)

John Paul Galles (CEO, Charlotte Biz)

Alexis Gordon (International Business Manager & Chief of Protocol, City of Charlotte)

Damon Gregoire (CFO/EVP, 3D Systems)

Mike Hawley (Partner at K&L Gates)

Shawn Hoyer (Head of VC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Investment Banking)

Martyn Johnson (European Investment Director, North Carolina Department of Commerce)

Aditya Khurjekar (CEO & Founder, MEDICI)

Howard R. Layson (CEO, Layson Logistics; former CIO at Ford Motor Credit)

Dr. Liran Edelist (President, Jedox Americas)

David Linford (General Manager, GOM Americas)

Timothy Newlin (Executive Director, Multinational Corporations, JP Morgan)

Mike McGuire (CEO emeritus, Grant Thornton LLP)

Chuck McShane (Vice President, Business Analytics and Data, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance)

Sarah Munday (Director of Sustainability, Barings)

Rohan Paul (Client Relationship Executive, Deloitte; former Managing Director, Wells Fargo & JP Morgan)

Hon. Jennifer Roberts (the 58th Mayor of Charlotte; Director, ecoAmerica)

Chase Saunders (Senior Partner, SaundersLaw; former Superior Court Judge)

Wes Seeger (Director, Foreign Exchange, GPS Capital Markets)

Monica Trautwein (Senior Relationship Manager, Global Banking, Wells Fargo)

Daniel Ward (Associate Partner, Sia Partners; former SVP, Bank of America)

Mica Nguyen Worthy (Chairperson, Charlotte International Arbitration Society)

Jane Wu (President, Panoroma Holdings)


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