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Education:

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
M.B.A. Minnesota State University - Mankato

B.A. University of Minnesota-Duluth, Economics
Graduate Study: Indiana University

Recent Publications:

"Business Angel Investing in an Emerging Asian Economy," with Edmundo Isidro. Journal of Private Equity, Vol. 12, No. 4, Fall 2009.

"The Impact of the Lack of Institutional Development on the Venture Capital Industry in Thailand," with Thawatchai Jittrapranun. Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2008.

"Private Equity Investing in the Philippines: Business Angels versus Venture Capitalists," with Edmundo Isidro.  Journal of Private Equity, Spring, 2008.

"Knowledge Transfer:  The Development of Venture Capital in Southeast Asia," in Venture Capital and the Changing World of Entrepreneurship, edited by John Butler, Andy Lockett and Deniz Ucbasaran,  Greenwich, CT: Information Age Press, 2006.

"The Development of the Stock Market in Vietnam: An Institutional Perspective," with Ai Ando. Journal of Asian Business, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2005.

"Venture Capital in a Transition Economy:  The Case of Vietnam," with Nguyen Van Dinh. Venture Capital:  An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Vol.6, No.4, 2004.

"Women Entrepreneurs in a Transition of Vietnam," with Tran Thi Van Hoa. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2004.

"Doing Business in Vietnam," with Nguyen Van Dinh. Thunderbird International Review, September-October, 2001.

Recent Presentations:

"Do Business Angel Investors Add Value in an Emerging Asian Economy?" with Dr. Thawatchai Jittrapanun. Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2010.

"Business Angel High-Technology Investing in Southeast Asian Emerging Economies: Myth or Reality?" with Dr. Thawatchai Jittrapanun and Edumdo Isidro. IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008

"Business Angel Investing in an Emerging Economy: the Case of Thailand," with Dr. Thawatchai Jittrapanun. SMU Edge Conference, Singapore, 2008

"A Report on Formal and Informal Venture Capital in Thailand," with Dr. Thawatchai Jittrapanun. A presentation for the Thailand Government Office of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP), Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2007

"Private Equity in an Emerging Economy: Business Angels vs. Venture Capitalists," with Edmundo Isidro. Asian Academy of Management Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 2006

"Business Angel Investing in the Philippines: An Institutional View," with Edmundo Isidro. Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Manila, Philippines, 2005

"A Report on Business Angel Investing in the Philippines,"  with Edmundo Isidro. A presentation to private equity investors, Manila, Philippines, 2005.

"Knowledge Transfer:  The Development of Venture Capital in Southeast Asia." A paper presented at the Third International Conference on Culture and Change in Organizations, Penang, Malaysia, 2003.

"Vetnure Capital in a Developing Country:  The Case of the Philippines," with Ron Chua. A paper presented at the Seventh Conference of Global Business and Economic Development, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003.

"The Asian Venture Capital Industry:  The Role of Venture Capital in SME Development."  A presentation at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2002.

"Women Entrepreneurs in a Transition Economy:  The Case of Vietnam."  A paper presented at the Academy of  International Business Southeast Asian Regional Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2001.

"The Input of the Financial Crisis on the Asian Vietnam Capital Industry. The case of Vietnam." A paper presented at the Academy of International Business Southeast Asian Region Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 2000.

Memberships:

Academy of Management
Academy of International Business

Teaching Interests:

New Venture Creation
International Business
Strategic Management

Research Interests:

Venture Capital and Business Angel investing in Southeast Asian emerging economies
Women Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

International Assignments:

Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, Fall 2009

National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1998 - 1999, Fall 2009

Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1987 -1988