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 interfirm relations, multinational firms, patents & IPRs, and digital innovation.  He has published in leading journals in management, strategy, and innovation, including Academy of Management JournalJournal of Economic Behavior & OrganizationJournal of Economics & Management StrategyJournal of International Business StudiesNature Scientific DataOrganization ScienceResearch Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science.  His research has received several awards, including the Winner of the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize, as well as grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.  He is a cofounder of the Chinese Patent Data Projectwhich 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, Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, 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 strategy of firms in smartphones, digital platforms, and mobile telecommunications (e.g., Huawei, Xiaomi, Didi).

Professor Tong serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management JournalGlobal Strategy JournalStrategic Entrepreneurship JournalStrategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization, and was a coeditor of the Advances in Strategic Management – Real Options Theory.  He has served on the Research Committee of the Business Policy & Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, organized several annual Patent PDWs at the AOM, and was a senior faculty advisor of the BPS Managing Your Dissertation Workshop, the BPS Junior Faculty Consortium, and the SMS Doctoral Workshop.