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My research interests include industrial competitiveness and competitive characteristics of firms; educational development in developing countries; international trade, foreign direct investment; multicultural management and negotiation; economies of Southeast Asian and less developed countries; and economic, social, and regional development.
I teach courses in globalization, technology, competition, and service economies; geographies of development, world regional geography, principles of economic geography, industrial geography, geography of Asia, introduction to urban geography, and corporate applications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Vanchan, V. (2012) Review of Economic Geography: Places, Networks and Flows By Andrew Wood and Susan Roberts, Routledge, 2011. Economic Geography, 88(4): 457-458.
MacPherson, A. and Vanchan, V. (2010) Locational patterns and competitive characteristics of industrial design firms in the United States. In Rusten, G. and J.R. Bryson (Ed), Industrial Design, Competition, and Globalization (Palgrave MacMillan, UK).
MacPherson, A. and Vanchan, V. (2010) The outsourcing of industrial design by large U.S. manufacturing companies: an exploratory study. International Regional Science Review, 33(1): 3-30.
Irvine, K., Murphy, T., Vanchan, V., and Vermette, S (2010, eds) Water Resources and Development in Southeast Asia, US: Pearson Learning Solutions, a Pearson Education Company.
Vanchan, V. (2009) The competitive characteristics of U.S. industrial design firms. VDM Publishing Company, Germany. ISBN# 978-3-639-16086-4.
Vanchan, V. and MacPherson, A. (2008) The competitive characteristics of US firms in the industrial design sector: empirical evidence from a national survey. Competition and Change, 12(3): 262-280.
Vanchan, V. and MacPherson, A. (2008) The recent growth performance of U.S. firms in the industrial design sector: an exploratory study. Industry and Innovation, 15(1): 1-17.
Vanchan, V. (2007) Communication and relationships between industrial design companies and their customers. The Industrial Geographer, 4(2): 28-46.
MacPherson, A., McConnell, J.E., Vance, A. and Vanchan, V. (2006) The impact of US government anti-terrorism policies on Canada-US cross-border commerce: an exploratory study from western New York and Southern Ontario. Professional Geographer, 58(3): 266-277.
Vanchan, V. (2011) The Nature of Contracts, Network Cultivation, and Relationships between Industrial Design Firms and their Clients. 2011 Annual Meeting of Association of Amerian Geographers, Seattle, WA.
Vanchan, V. and Ren, H. (2010) Competitive Dynamics of Industrial Design Firms in China. 2010 Annual Conference of the Industry Studies Association, Chicago, IL.
Vanchan, V. Competitive Dynamics of U.S Industrial Design Firms. (2009) Annual Conference of the Industry Studies Association, Chicago, IL.
Vanchan, V. and MacPherson, A. (2007) The competitive characteristics of US firms in the industrial design sector: empirical evidence from a national survey. The 54th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Savannah, GA.
Vanchan, V. and MacPherson, A. (2006) The growth dynamics of U.S. firms in the industrial design sector. The 53rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Toronto, Canada.
Vanchan, V. (2006) The characteristics of the U.S. industrial design firms and their relationships with client firms: empirical evidence from a national survey. Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meetings in Chicago, IL.