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Joseph Cheng

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Educational Background

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

Positions Held

Director of Special Projects, University of Illinois, 2018 to present
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2013 to present
Research Professor of Innovation and International Business, University of Illinois, 2018
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

Eesley, C., Eberhart, R., Skousen, B., Cheng, J. 2018. Institutions and Entrepreneurial Activity: The Interactive Influence of Misaligned Formal and Informal Institutions. Strategy Science. Strategy Science, 3: 393-407

Cheng, J., Yiu, D. 2016. China Business and International Competitiveness: Economics, Politics, and Technology. Special Issue. Long Range Planning

Cheng, J., Yiu, D. 2016. China Business at a Crossroads: Institutions, Innovation, and International Competitiveness. Long Range Planning, 49: 584-588

Service Activities

Consulting Editor, Cross-Cultural Management, 2015-2018
Board Member, Journal of Organization Design, 2014-2018
Senior Editorial Consultant, European Journal of International Management, 2006-2018
Board Member, Management International Review, 2006-2018
Board Member, Journal of World Business, 1999-2018
Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, 2007-2016

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in global innovation and entrepreneurship, multinational management, and international business.

National innovation ecosystems, foreign R&D investment, global entrepreneurship, strategic management of MNCs, organizational learning and change, philosophy of science.