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. Recent research focuses on the intersection between corporate strategy and innovation, and he has investigated topics such as mergers & acquisitions, multinational enterprises, corporate venture capital, and patents and intellectual property rights (with a focus on China). 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 National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), 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.
Professor Tong and his colleagues host the Chinese Patent Data Project site: sites.google.com/site/sipopdb/
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