Professor Jean Chen, the Dean of Faculty of Business Administration and Chair Professor of Accounting and Finance, has published an authoritative book, jointly with Professor Runhui Lin from Nankai University and Dr Li Xie, on “Corporate Governance of Chinese Multinational Corporations” by world authoritative academic publisher Palgrave Macmillan. Based on in-depth analysis of cases of Chinese MNEs, this book is the first empirical study of Chinese MNEs supported by primary real-life cases. It has provided valuable empirical evidence to support the arguments surrounding theoretical research of multinational corporation governance as well as valuable managerial and policy insights and implications for business executives as well as policy-makers.

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, Chinese companies have continuously expanded their global business map and expanded their business scale which has attracted worldwide attention. In the Fortune Global 500 list in 2019, the number of Chinese companies on the list reached 129, surpassing the United States for the first time. The collective rise of Chinese multinational companies has a significant impact on the development of the world economy and technological progress. Even under the devastating COVID-19, China still occupied 133 spots among the top Fortune Global 500 largest MNEs in 2020.

As more and more Chinese enterprises have grown into the league of world-renowned multinational groups, however, the majority of Chinese MNEs have been puzzled by problem of corporate governance and institutional gaps which have hampered their development. This book has timely published to fill this void and has already well-received by academic, practitioners and policy-makers.

Professor Chen is a world highly regarded expert in corporate governance. She has published intensively in leading international academic journals and books. She has served as an editor and on the editorial board of world leading academic journals, delivering international conference keynote speeches and seminars, and participating in advisory and review bodies.