Chen, Leslie E. Grayson Professor at The Darden School, is a leading authority
in strategic management. He is recognized for his pioneering work in
competitive dynamics and ambicultural management.
is President and Fellow of the Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Strategic
Management Society, andformer chair of the Academy’s Business Policy
and Strategy Division. He has received numerous publication awards and has served
on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. He is the author of Inside
Chinese Business: A Guide for Managers Worldwide (Harvard Business School
Press, 2001/03) and Competitive Dynamics: A Research Odyssey (in
Chinese) (Peking University Press and Bestwise Press, 2009).
corporate outreach experience includes more than 20 yearsof executive
at Darden, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Columbia Business School. His corporate clients include Merck, FedEx, United
Technologies, DuPont, AIG, Munich Re, Alcoa, Taiwan Mobile, Rolls-Royce, Dover, Acer, Tencent, and the State-owned Assets Supervision and
Administration Commission of China’s State Council.
and featured frequently in global media, including Forbes, TheWall
Street Journal, Handelsblatt
(Germany), Fortune (China), and China Central TV Corp., Ming-Jer also
writes a regular column for Harvard Business Review (Chinese). He has
contributed to the East-West business dialogue via keynote speeches at such symposia
as the World Economic Forum’s China Business Summit (Beijing, 2000) and the
US-China Executive Summit (New York, 2004). He is conference convener for the
Strategic Management Society’s Special Conference in China (2012).
Prior to Darden, he founded and directed Wharton’s Global Chinese Business Initiative and
served on the faculty at Columbia. In addition, he has held honorary, advisory,or
visiting appointments at universities in China, Hong Kong,
Taiwan, and Singapore. Twice he has taught management professors representing all
of the MBA programs in the People’s Republic of China, at the invitation of China’s National MBA Education Advisory Committee.
Born and raised in a rural town in Taiwan,
Ming-Jer had the opportunity, before leaving for graduate education in the U.S.,
to study Chinese classics and philosophy with a master who was a cousin of China’s
last emperor. He now lives with his wife and two sons in
Charlottesville, Virginia, where he enjoys being part of Thomas Jefferson’s
“academical village.” On both the professional and personal fronts his
focus is on making the world smaller.