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Joseph Cheng

Professor Emeritus of Business Adminsitration


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1977
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1974

Positions Held

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2013 to present
Director, The CIC Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness, 2010-2013
Director, Illinois Global Business Initiative, 2007-2013
Professor, College of Business, University of Illinois, 1996-2013
Visiting Professor, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, 2012
Visiting Scholar, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2011
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong, 2008-2009
Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, University of Illinois, 1999-2006
Visiting Scholar, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
Visiting Scholar, School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sydney, 2003
Associate Professor, Ohio State University, 1992-1996
Assistant to Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1980-1992
Lecturer in Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1977-1980

Recent Publications

Cheng, J., Yiu, D. Forthcoming. China Business and International Competitiveness: Economics, Politics, and Technology. Special Issue. Long Range Planning

Cheng, J. 2014. John Child and Chinese Management Research. Special Issue. Management And Organizational Review

Cheng, J. 2014. Country Context and Management Research: Learning from John Child. Management And Organizational Review, 10: 337-346

Cheng, J., Birkinshaw, J., Lessard, D., Thomas, D. 2014. Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in International Business: Integrative Knowledge and Transformative Theories. Special Issue. Journal of International Business Studies

Cheng, J., Birkinshaw, J., Lessard, D., Thomas, D. 2014. Advancing Interdisciplinary Research: Insights from the JIBS Special Issue. Journal of International Business Studies, 45: 643-648

Cheng, J. 2013. Managing National Health Care: Economics, Culture, and Strategic Choice. Special Issue. European Journal of International Management

Honors and Awards

Keynote Speaker, 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, 2014

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (undergraduate teaching), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Service Activities

Board Member, Journal of Organization Design, 2014-present
Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, 2007-present
Senior Editorial Consultant, European Journal of International Management, 2006-present
Board Member, Management International Review, 2006-present
Board Member, Journal of World Business, 1999-present

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in global management, international business, and strategic technology management.

Strategy and organization design for transnational firms, global competition and multinational management, foreign R&D investment, national innovation and technology policies, and Asian economies.