Bio: Dr. Kwok is Research Professor of International Business at the University of South Carolina. From 1996-2017, he was a Distinguished Business Partnership Foundation Fellow and Professor in the International Business Department. He received a Ph.D. degree with a major in International Business from the University of Texas at Austin. His research concentrates on international finance and international business education. He is one of the pioneers conducting interdisciplinary research on how national culture influences various financial practices around the world. His articles appear in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Academy of Management Journal, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics and so forth. His academic papers have received a number of research awards, including the Moskowitz Prize, given by the Center for Responsible Business, University of California at Berkeley. A research note published in JIBS in 2017 ranks Dr. Kwok as #4 worldwide among the most published authors in the Journal of International Business Studies, the flagship journal of the Academy of International Business, during the period of 1970-2016. In June 2019 at the 50th Anniversary of the Journal of International Business Studies, Dr. Kwok was given the Golden Award for being one of the most published authors in the Journal of International Business Studies.
Dr. Kwok was the President of the Academy of International Business from August 2018 – January 2020. He was the AIB Vice President-Administration in 1995-1996. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. He has served on various journal editorial boards, including the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies. Dr. Kwok has been teaching various international finance and China business courses at both master and doctoral levels at the University of South Carolina since Fall, 1984. Besides teaching at the University of South Carolina, he has been consistently invited as a visiting professor at universities around the world, including the Peking University (Beijing University, PRC), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, PRC), Jiaotong University (Shanghai, PRC), Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien (Austria), and the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM, Mexico). Through the years, he has received numerous teaching awards from different universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Besides teaching regular full-time business students, he also conducts seminars for multinational corporations such as Verizon, Westinghouse, International Paper Corporation, Sonoco, Milliken, Flour and so forth. He was interviewed by the National Public Radio (“All Things Considered” program), China’s CCTV (national TV channel of China), and WIS-TV on Newswatch program.
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