Greetings Colleagues, Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) is pleased to introduce its new Executive Editorial (EE) Committee. Like its Committee of Special Advisors, the EE Committee has a good representation of scholars, business practitioners, and policy makers in the areas of international economics and business. They have considerable achievement not only to research and scholarship, but also to policy making and entrepreneurial practice. We believe this new EE Committee will better serve our rapidly growing contributors and readers from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. -- TNCR Editorial Group ************************************************************************* Executive Editorial Committee Members (ordered by last and first name) Dr. Wulong Gu, Statistics Canada Dr. Wulong Gu, Senior Advisor and Assistant Director, Economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada. Prior to this position, he was a Policy Analyst at Micro-Economic Policy Analysis Branch, Industry Canada from August 1996 to February 2001.Wulong was also a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Saskatchewan from August 1995 to July 1996.Wulong has managed Statistic Canada’s multifactor productivity program since February 2007; He researches in areas of productivity, innovation, industrial competition and dynamics, international trade, multinationals. His works have been published in American Economic Review and Journal of Labour Economics among others. Dr. Jianmin Tang, Industry Canada Dr. Jianmin Tang is the Chief, Productivity & Trade, of Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch at Industry Canada. He conducts and disseminates economic research and policy analysis in areas under the mandate of Industry Canada, in support of the policy development process. His current research interest is in productivity, innovation, and foreign direct investment. He has published extensively on microeconomic issues. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University, Canada. His works have been published in American Economic Review and Research Policy among others. Dr. Ari van Assche, HEC Montréal Dr. Ari van Assche is Associate Professor of International Business at HEC Montréal (Canada), senior researcher at LICOS-KU Leuven (Belgium) and is currently a visiting Professor at KITeS-Bocconi (Italy). He received a M.A. in Chinese Studies from KU Leuven in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004. His most recent research focuses on the organization of global value chains and the role of China therein. His journal publications in this area include: "Electronics Production Upgrading: Is China Exceptional?”(with Byron Gangnes), Applied Economics Letters 17(5), March 2010. "Input Specificity and Global Sourcing," (with Galina Schwartz), which was published in Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 24(1), March 2010. And “Global Production Networks and China’s Processing Trade” (with Alyson Ma and Chang Hong) is published in Journal of Asian Economics 20(6), November 2009. Dr. Tim Wang, Chinese eBusiness Association of Canada Dr. Tim Wang is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), E-Commerce Specialist, Senior System Analyst, and Co-Founder of CeBA Canada (Chinese eBusiness Association of Canada). Tim graduated with B.Sc in industrial engineering (1982) and M.Sc in Computer Engineering (1988) from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology and Xian University of Engineering Science and Technology, Tim had been a visiting scholarship in commerce study (1990) at Xian Jiaotong University and a fellowship for international trade program (1991) under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme at IITM, Enschede, Netherlands. From 1992 to 1996, Tim did his Ph.D research in eMarketing and industrial management at University of Leeds, UK. Recently Tim has been a candidate in the Executive MBA program at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada. Tim is now a senior system analyst at the Public Works and Government Services Canada. Dr. Weimin Wang, Statistics Canada Dr. Weimin Wang is a Senior Research Economist with the Economic Analysis Division of Statistics Canada. Prior to the position, he was a manager at the Labour Program of HRSDC and a senior research economist and the coordinator of productivity analysis with the Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch of Industry Canada. Weimin's research interests include productivity, economic growth, innovation, and foreign direct investment. He has published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Canadian Journal of Economics. Weimin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen's University of Canada. Dr. Yangling Wang, Carleton University, Canada Dr. Yanling Wang is an Associate Professor of economics at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Carleton University since 2003. She had worked as a consultant in the World Bank from 2001 to 2003, and as a research in the State Economic & Trade Commission, P.R. China from 1995 to 1997, and was a research associate at Statistics Canada from 2005 to 2009. Her research interests lie in the empirical issues related to international trade and foreign direct investment, such as knowledge spillovers. Her research has appeared in journals such as Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Review of International Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy, among others. She has served as executive member of the Canadian Women Economists Network (CWEN) from 2006 to 2008, and was President of CWEN for 2008-2009. She was the president for the Chinese Economists Society for 2010-2011, organizing a series of academic activities for that society during her term. Dr. Zhihao Yu, Carleton University, Canada Dr. Zhihao Yu is an Associate Professor in Economics at Carleton University in Canada and an External Research Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) in the U.K. He was an Editorial Advisor to the Canadian Journal of Economics in 2007-2010. Since he received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1999, Professor Yu has taught at University of Nottingham and Carleton University. He has published widely in the leading economics journals including Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letter, Review of International Economics, etc. His research interests include the areas of international trade, political economy of government policy, trade and environment, and Chinese economy. ************************************************* Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) (Series No.: ISSN 1918-6444 (Print); ISSN 1925-2099 (Online) Languages: English/Chinese) TNCR since its birth has positioned itself to be a direct bridge between knowledge creators (scholars) and knowledge seekers (practitioners) in the areas of international business and global strategy. It differs from most refereed journals of the kind, which either creating novel knowledge that no practitioners ever read or targeting practitioners by translating existing, old knowledge. It is one of the very few refereed journals in the world that are actually read by a wide range of highly educated practitioners and real-world decision makers. In addition, it is one of the very few journals in the West that have a deep and broad root in emerging markets like China. As a young journal, we encourage free thinking, innovative ideas, and creative theory building by not imposing a strictly formularized rule, but we do emphasize our four general rules for paper selection: • We encourage ideas that are novel: i.e., ideas that are more than testing existing theories and replicating prior efforts, but conceptually (not only empirically) distinguished and advanced from the existing literature. • We encourage ideas that are not specific to a particular country: i.e., researches that are more than simply following the contemporary popularity of a certain rising power, but trying to explore transnational applicability. • We encourage ideas that are not specific to a particular short-time period: i.e., researches that are genetically (cross-generationally) transferable, and dynamically explaining a repeating situation or activity. • We encourage ideas that are applicable into the real world: i.e., researches that are more than metaphysical arguments, but generate relevant implications for decision making practice. 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