Tony Tong
Professor • Master’s Committee Chair
Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations

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Tony Tong is a Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.  He conducts research at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and globalization, studying M&As, alliances, multinational firms, patents & intellectual property rights, and digital innovation.  He has published in major journals in management, strategy, and innovation, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Nature: Scientific Data, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal.  His research has received several honors including the Winner of the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize, and awards from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.  He is a cofounder of the Chinese Patent Data Project (, which aims to link Chinese patents to various types of firms and make the linked patent-firm data publically available for research.

Professor Tong teaches Strategic Management, Global Strategy, and Technology & Innovation Management in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive programs.  His teaching has won several awards and recognitions from the University of Colorado, Purdue University, Ohio State University, and CKGSB.  He is an author of several teaching case studies of the competitive and global strategies of Chinese multinational firms (e.g., Huawei, Xiaomi, Didi).

He serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization, and was a coeditor of the Advances in Strategic Management – Real Options Theory.  His other service to the profession includes service on the Research Committee of the Business Policy & Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, organizing several annual Patent PDWs at the AOM, and serving as a senior faculty advisor of the BPS Managing Your Dissertation Workshop and the BPS Junior Faculty Consortium.

He received a B.A. from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, an M.S. from the National University of Singapore, and a Ph.D. from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.