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Darla Moore School of Business


Chuck C. Y. Kwok

Title: Distinguished Business Partnership Foundation Fellow
Department: International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-3606
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 461H
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Chuck Kwok


Chuck Kwok is Distinguished Business Partnership Foundation Fellow and professor of international business at the University of South Carolina. He received his undergraduate and master degrees in sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He came to the United States in 1981 to study at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Ph.D. in International Business in 1984.
He has been consistently invited as a visiting professor to prestigious institutions 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). He was given the International Professional Award by the South Carolina Governor, David Beasley, at the Governor’s International Gala in 1998. In December 1999, he was awarded the honor of Guest Professorship by the Peking University, PRC. In 2007, he was invited to join as a member of the Center for China Financial Research at the Peking University. In 2012, he was given the Best Teaching Award of the Beijing International MBA program of the Peking University. In 2015, he was given the “Teaching Excellence Award” of the Vienna Executive MBA program jointly offered by the University of Minnesota and Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien.
He 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. He received numerous teaching awards within the College of Business Administration, including the Alfred Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 2007 to 2009, he helped link together the Chinese University of Hong Kong and USC. The interaction between the administration of the two universities resulted in the launching of an innovative International Business and Chinese Enterprise degree program in Fall 2009. He was a recipient of the International Advocate Award of the University of South Carolina in 2009. 
He has served on five journal editorial boards, including that of the Journal of International Business Studies. He was vice president of administration of the Academy of International Business for the two-year term of 1995 to 1996. He has been consistently serving on the conference program committees of various academic associations such as the Academy of International Business, the Financial Management Association, the Academy of Management and the Decision Sciences Institute. He also reviews articles for other journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Canadian Journal of Administrative Science and so forth. At the University of South Carolina, he served on the 24-person University Tenure and Promotion Committee from 2007 to 2009. He was the coordinating director of the Ph.D. program in International Finance from 1995 to 2008. He has served as the chairperson of several departmental and college committees. He also serves as a faculty adviser of student organizations at USC.


Professor Kwok's research concentrates on international finance and international business education. He is one of the pioneers conducting interdisciplinary study on how national culture influences various financial practices around the world. He has published more than 50 refereed journal articles as well as five books and monographs. He was ranked among the list of most prolific scholars contributing to the Journal of International Business Studies (the leading journal in international business). His academic papers have received a number of awards, including the prestigious Moskowitz Prize, given by the Center for Responsible Business, University of California, Berkeley in 2011.

His research interests include international finance, national culture and finance and financial management of multinational corporations,


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1984 
  • M.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981  
  • B.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1979

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