Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Tony Tong

Tong
Associate Professor • Management & Entrepreneurship
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Biography

Tony Tong is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research interests revolve around companies’ corporate strategy choices and their impact on performance. Specific research topics studied include alliances & joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and corporate innovation (patents, corporate venture capital) with a focus on emerging economies.  He has published widely in leading academic journals in strategy as well as international business, and has been invited to present his research findings at many business schools and organizations around the world. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization, among others. He has received many awards for his research including the Winner of the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize (2011) and the Winner of the IACMR/Emerald Chinese Management Research Fund Award (2011). His research is supported by many organizations including the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Professor Tong’s teaching interests are in the areas of business strategy, corporate strategy, global strategy, and technology and innovation strategy.  He currently teaches strategy in the Leeds School’s Undergraduate, MBA, Professional MBA, and Ph.D. programs. His teaching has received several honors including the Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Teaching from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and the Finalist of the MBA Teaching Excellence Award from the Leeds School of Business. He currently serves as the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Strategic, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Studies at the Leeds School.

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Professor Tong and his colleagues host the Chinese Patent Data Project site: sites.google.com/site/sipopdb/

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (with A. Javernick-Will), 2014
  • Invited Faculty Advisor, BPS Managing Your Dissertation Workshop, Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2014
  • Finalist of the AIB/Temple Academy of International Business Best Paper Award (with R. Belderbos and S. Wu), Academy of International Business, 2014
  • Finalist of the MBA Teaching Excellence Award, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, 2013
  • Winner of the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize (with K. Younge and L. Fleming), Strategic Management Society, 2011
  • Winner of the IACMR/Emerald Chinese Management Research Fund Award (with W. He and J. Lu), International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), 2011
  • Nominated for the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Award, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005
  • Provost’s Exceptional Scholar Young Scholar Award, SUNY Buffalo, 2007
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business, 2005
  • Commendation Letter for Outstanding Teaching, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Ph.D. Student Research Award, CIBER, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, 2003, 2004

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, The Ohio State University
  • MA, Management, The Ohio State University
  • MSc., Management, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
  • BA, Economics, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China
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