Tony Tong
Chair of the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations Division • Professor
Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations • Deming Center for Entrepreneurship

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Tony Tong is Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Currently he serves as Chair of the Dept. of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Operations (SEO). His work focuses on strategy, innovation, and globalization. He studies how firms structure external relations and internal organization in contexts of interfirm relationships (M&As, alliances), multinational enterprises, patents & IPRs, platforms, and digital business. He has published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Nature - Scientific Data, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Strategy Science, among others. He was a Winner of the SMS Best Paper Prize and a PI of two NSF awards. He is a cofounder of the Chinese Patent Data Project.


Professor Tong teaches Strategic Management, Global Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, and Technology & Innovation Management in undergraduate, MBA, Executive, and Ph.D. programs. His teaching has won several awards and recognitions from Colorado, Ohio State, Purdue, and CKGSB. He has published in Harvard Business Publishing several popular case studies of high-tech companies (Apple, Didi, Huawei, Tencent, Xiaomi). His work on innovation and digitization also appears in practitioner outlets including Harvard Business Review and California Management Review.


Professor Tong has served on the editorial review boards of AMJ, GSJ, JIBS, JOM, SEJ, SMJ, and SO, and was a coeditor of the Advances in Strategic Management – Real Options Theory. He is currently Program Chair of the SMS’s Corporate Strategy Interest Group, and serves on the Executive Committee of the AOM’s Strategic Management (STR) Division. He has served on the STR’s Research Committee, organized several Patent Research PDWs at AOM, and was a senior faculty advisor of the STR Managing Your Dissertation Workshop, the STR Junior Faculty Consortium, and the SMS Doctoral Workshop.