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Chen, Weiru

Associate Professor of Strategy, CEIBS

Dr. Weiru Chen is associate professor of strategy at CEIBS. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management at Purdue University in the US. He studies innovation strategy and organizational transformation. Prior to joining CEIBS, Professor Chen had taught at INSEAD, France and Singapore. He received CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching at INSEAD in 2011, Outstanding Teacher of MBA Elective Courses at INSEAD in 2005 and the Best Teaching Award at Purdue University in 2003.  Professor Chen published on the world’s leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Research Policy. 

In 2013, Professor Chen published a bestseller book on Platform Strategy (in Chinese), which provides a systematic analysis of world’s top 50 platform business. The book is awarded “Outstanding Book Prize” by The Beijing News, “Fengye Top 10 Books of the Year” and the “Most Popular Digital Publications Prize” by Blue Lion Publishing and Tencent Literature. In 2016, Professor Chen published another book on Platform Transformation (in Chinese), which provides a step-by-step framework for traditional business to incubate new platform business. In 2017, he is selected in the Thinkers50 Radar List as the “world management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organisations are managed and led.”

  • 2003 Ph.D. in Management, Purdue University, USA 
  •  Firms' Technological Search Behaviour 
  •  Cross Border Business Model Transfer
  •  Strategic Dynamics  

 

  •  Industry and Competitive Analysis
  •  Business Model Innovation
  •  China Strategy 
  • "Changes in Firm Knowledge Couplings and Firm Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Technological Complexity" (with S. Yayavaram), Strategic Management Journal, 36(3): 377-396, 2015.
  • Platform: Business Model in Evolution”, (with Joseph Yu), CITIC publishing, 2013.
  • Business Group Affiliation and Firm Search Behavior in India: Responsiveness and Focus of Attention” (with B. Vissa & H. Greve), Organization Science, 21 (3): 696-712, 2010.
  • Is Firm-specific Innovation associated with Greater Value Appropriation? The Roles of Environmental Dynamism and Technological Diversity” (with H. Wang), Research Policy, 39(1): 141-154, 2010.
  • Determinants of Firms’ Backward- and Forward-looking R&D Search Behavior”, Organization Science, 19(4): 609-622, 2008.
  • Situational and Institutional Determinants of Firms’ R&D Search Intensity” (with K. D. Miller), Strategic Management Journal, 28(4): 369–381, 2007. 
  • Variable Organizational Risk Preferences: Tests of the March-Shapira Model” (with K. D. Miller), Academy of Management Journal, 47(1): 105-115, 2004.
  • Risk and Firms’ Costs” (with K. D. Miller), Strategic Organization, 1(4):335-382, 2003.
  • Determinants and Performance Impact of Asymmetric Governance Structures in International Joint Ventures: An Empirical Investigation” (with J. R. Lee & C. Kao), Journal of Business Research, 56(10):815-828, 2003.

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