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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

Research Professor of Innovation, University of Illinois, present
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

Eesley, C., Eberhart, R., Skousen, B., Cheng, J. 2018. Institutions and Entrepreneurial Activity: The Interactive Influence of Misaligned Formal and Informal Institutions. 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

Honors and Awards

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

Service Activities

Consulting Editor, Cross-Cultural Management, 2015-present
Board Member, Journal of Organization Design, 2014-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
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.