Research Seminars In Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The faculty members of the CEIBS Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department deliver advanced research-based content in the MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Hospitality Executive MBA, and Executive Education programs. The department offers a number of core courses and electives in the degree programs as well as short duration courses in Executive Education programs, both open enrollment and company-specific.

In the past three years, departmental faculty have published their research in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and MIT Sloan Management Review. In addition to the core areas of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business, they conduct research in a number of specialized areas (see partial list below).

  • Adaptive Efficiency
  • Collective Creativity 
  • The Impact of Business-Government Ties on Corporate Strategy
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Business Models and Business Model Innovation
  • Organizational and managerial strategic behaviors during situations of adversity
  • Organizational learning from failure experiences
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management
  • Strategic implications of new technology
  • Management of information as a strategic resource
  • Globalization of Chinese Enterprises
  • Strategic Environmental Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Chinese Private Enterprise
  • Network relationships between entrepreneurial ventures and large multinationals
  • Social capital and the internationalization of small and new firms
  • Interaction between Strategy and Capital Markets
  • Entrepreneurial Learning
  • The role of ethical values in the creation of economic value

The Research Seminar Series hosted by the department is a forum for domestic and international scholars to present their research papers. Participants are primarily CEIBS faculty and research associates, but scholars from other schools and institutes are welcome to attend.


Date Seminar Title Time Venue Speaker
2021.12.20 Top Management Team Relationship-related Faultlines and Financial Statement Irregularities 10:30-12:00 Webinar Guoguang WAN, Nanjing University
2021.11.15 Media As A Competitive Tool: Examining the Coverage of Media Outlets Commonly Owned by Rivals’ Institutional Investors 10:00-11:30 FB-413 Wei Shi, University of Miami, Miami Herbert Business School
2021.10.26 China and the World 10:30-12:00 FB-413 Li, Mingjun, CEIBS
2021.10.13 Meta-Complementarity, Integrative Capabilities and Resource-Based View 10:30-12:00 FB-413 Shi Xianwei, SJTU
2020.11.17 CEO Temporal Ambivalence: The Dual Pathway to Firm Ambidextrous Innovation 14:00-15:30 Webinar Shi Tang , University of Cambridge
2020.09.29 From identification to desperation: The effects of entrepreneurial experiences on product-harm crises 14:00-15:30 Webinar Taiyuan Wang & Sae Young Lee , CEIBS
2020.09.15 Listening for Teamwork at the Top: Towards a Social Role Theory of CEOs’ and CFOs’ Strategic Public Language and Infomediaries’ Evaluations 14:00-15:30 Webinar Lorenz Graf Vlachy, ESCP Business School
2020.07.29 Letting Go of the Past: Organizational Memory Decay and Firm Competitive Aggressiveness 15:00-16:30 Webinar Vivian Guo, CEIBS
2020.07.22 Effectual learning for causal competence –a POMDP model of decision-making sequences to new venture emergence 14:00-15:30 Webinar Yi Jiang, ESCP
2020.07.01 Revisiting Substitution Effects of Corporate Governance Mechanisms: A Replication of Rediker and Seth’s Study 15:00-16:30 Webinar Jinyu He, CEIBS
2019.11.19 Left At The Altar: How Do Firms Explain M&A Terminations? 12:30-14:00 Adele Xing, Santa Clara University
2019.11.13 When You Wish Upon a Star: The Impact of Star Performers on Firm Exploratory Innovation 10:30-12:00 Victor Cui, University of Manitoba
2019.09.24 Industry Knowledge Characteristics, Prior Experience and Innovation by New Ventures 12:30-14:00 Shaker A. Zahra, University of Minnesota
2019.07.02 Leaky Pipes: Foreign Venture Capital Investments in U.S. Critical Technologies 12:30-14:00 Yang Yi, University of Massachusetts Lowell
2019.06.18 Profits, Reputation and the Risk of Medical Malpractice Liability 12:30-14:00 Maggie Zhou, Michigan Ross School of Business
2019.05.22 Too Busy to Wonder? CEO Job Demands and Firm Innovation 12:30-14:00 David Zhu, Arizona State University
2019.05.21 Dear CEO: How Activist Investors’ Rhetoric Influences Campaign Success 12:30-14:00 Matthias Brauer, University of Mannheim
2019.05.16 Changing Strategy: the Recursive Work of Practice Change in a Permeable Profession 12:30-14:00 Richard Whittington, New College Oxford
2019.05.13 Tension between Shareholder and Stakeholder Values: the Role of Activist Investors 12:30-14:00 Trent Fu, National Chengchi University Taipei
2019.05.03 Enemy at the Gates: The Effect of an Increase in the Short Selling Threat on Corporate Social Responsibility 12:30-14:00 Georg Wernicke, HEC Paris
2019.03.26 The Subsidiary of the Multinational Enterprise: Servant of Two Masters 12:30-14:00 Klaus Meyer, Ivey Business School
2019.03.18 Organizational Discretion, Board Control, and Shareholder Wealth: A Contingency Perspective 12:30-14:00 Wei Shen, Arizona State University
2019.03.12 The (Un)Interpretability of Business Models and its Implications for Business Model Research 12:30-14:00 Lorenzo Massa, University of Bologna
2019.02.19 What Does It Take To Join The Club? An Evolutionary Perspective Of CEO Dismissal In Family-Controlled Firms 12:30-14:00 Qian GU, Georgia State University