Professor Wilbur Chung
3417 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742-1815
Reseach and Teaching Interests
My research examines technical knowledge, agglomeration, and foreign direct investment. One stream examines why firms go abroad with particular attention to "knowledge seeking" activity and how firms' motives affects their location choice. The second stream examines the outcomes of location choice: how agglomeration affects firms' performance and how inward foreign direct investment affects host industry competition and productivity.
International Knowledge Sourcing: Evidence from US Firms Expanding Abroad (with Stephen Yeaple) Strategic Management Journal 29(11): 1207-1224.
Location Strategies and Knowledge Spillovers (with Juan Alcacer) Management Science 53(5):760-776.
Social Capital, Geography, and the Survival: Gujarati Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the U.S. Lodging Industry (with Arturs Kalnins) Management Science 52(2):233-247.
Resource-Seeking Agglomeration: A Study of Market Entry in the Lodging Industry (with Arturs Kalnins) Strategic Management Journal 25(7): 689-699.
Sequential Investment, Firm Motives and Agglomeration of Japanese Electronics Firms in the US (with Jaeyong Song) Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 13(3): 539-560.
Knowledge Seeking and Location Choice of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (with Juan Alcacer) Management Science 48(12): 1534-1554.
Foreign Direct Investment and Host Country Productivity (with Will Mitchell and Bernard Yeung) Journal of International Business Studies 34(2): 199-218.
Mode, Size, and Location of Foreign Direct Investments and Industry Price Mark-up Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 45(2): 187-213.
Agglomeration Effects and Performance: Test of the Texas Hospitality Industry (with Arturs Kalnins) Strategic Management Journal 22(10): 969-997.
Identifying Technology Transfer in Foreign Direct Investment: Influence of Industry Conditions and Investing Firm Motives Journal of International Business Studies 32(2): 211-229.
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Chapters in Books
Ethnic Links, Location Choice and Performance: A Test of the Rural Motel Industry (with Arturs Kalnins) Advances in Strategic Management 18: 31-51
Location Strategies for Agglomeration Economies (with Juan Alcacer)
Globalization and Localization: Japanese Multinational R&D in the US (with Juan Alcacer and Heather Berry)
Effectiveness of State Incentives and Foreign Investment in the US (with Daniel Fields)