Tony Tong
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research • 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 and currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. His research is in the broad areas of firm strategy, innovation, and globalization. Specific topics include knowledge & innovation, corporate strategy, digitization, intellectual property rights, and interfirm relationships, often in global and high-tech contexts. He has published widely in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Nature Scientific Data, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science, among others.

Professor Tong’s interdisciplinary research has won the 2011 Strategic Management Society Best Paper Prize, 2020 ICIS Conference Best Short Paper Award, and the 2021 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Management in Engineering. He has been the principal investigator of two NSF Awards and the commercialization lead of multiple DOE grants.

Professor Tong teaches Strategic Management, Global Strategy, International Business, and Technology & Innovation Management in undergraduate, MBA, Executive, and Ph.D. programs. He has received multiple teaching awards and recognitions from CU, Ohio State, and Purdue. He has also created highly-recognized teaching materials, including several “bestseller” case studies in Harvard Business Publishing and popular articles on innovation and digital business models in Harvard Business Review. He enjoys working with doctoral students—two of his former Ph.D. students won the prestigious Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award of Strategic Management at the Academy of Management.

Professor Tong is currently the Chairperson of the SMS’s Corporate Strategy Interest Group and serves on the Executive Committee of the AOM’s Strategic Management Division. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of multiple top journals in strategic management, innovation, and international business.