The University of Texas at Dallas

Jindal School of Management


Curriculum Vita
Journal Articles

Mike W. Peng

Jindal Chair of Global Strategy
Executive Director, Center for Global Business

Jindal School of Management 4.404
University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road, SM43
Richardson, TX 75080

Email: (UTD business) / (non-UTD business)
Phone:  (972) 883-2714
Fax:  (972) 883-6029

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Strategic Management (PhD, EMBA, GLEMBA)
Strategic Leadership (Executive MS in SYSM)
International Strategic Management (MBA)
Advanced Strategic Management (PhD)
Global Business (MBA)
Global Strategy (Undergraduate)

Current Professional Organization:
- Fellow, Academy of International Business (AIB)

- Editor-in-Chief emeritus and Consulting Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management
- Editorial board member, Academy of Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, and Thunderbird International Business Review

Biographical Sketch


Mike W. Peng is the Jindal Chair of Global Strategy at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award winner and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB). At UT Dallas, he has been the number one contributor to the list of 50 top journals tracked by Financial Times, which has ranked UT Dallas as a top 20 school in research worldwide. Over 60 of his articles appear on the Financial Times list (28 of them on the UTD list). Professor Peng received his PhD from the University of Washington. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he served on the faculties of the Ohio State University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and University of Hawaii. He has taught in five states in the United States (Hawaii, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington), as well as in China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.


Truly global in scope, Professor Peng’s research has investigated firm strategies in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. He is best known for his development of the institution-based view of strategy and his insights about the rise of emerging economies such as China in global business. He has published over 140 articles in leading journals, over 40 pieces in non-refereed outlets, and five books. Used in over 30 countries, his textbooks, Global Strategy, Global Business, and GLOBAL, are global market leaders that have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. With over 37,000 Google citations and an H-index of 73, he is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and most influential scholars in global strategy. Among the top 1% most cited researchers worldwide, he is one of the only 70 top scholars in business and economics—and the only one from the Jindal School—listed among The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (compiled by Thomson Reuters based on citation impact). Both the United Nations and the World Bank have cited his work. Recent research awards include a Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award (2015) and an Academy of Management Perspectives Best Impact Award (2014).


Professor Peng has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Management Journal, and guest-edited a special issue for the Journal of Management Studies. At the Strategic Management Society (SMS), he was elected to be the Global Strategy Interest Group Chair (2008). He also co-chaired the SMS Special Conferences in Shanghai (2007) and in Sydney (2014). At AIB, he co-chaired the AIB/JIBS Frontiers Conference in San Diego (2006), guest-edited a Journal of International Business Studies special issue (2010), chaired the Emerging and Transition Economies track for the Nagoya conference (2011), and chaired the Richard Farmer Best Dissertation Award Committee for the Washington conference (2012). He served one term as Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He managed the doubling of submissions and the successful bid to enter the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), which reported APJM’s first citation impact to be 3.4 and rated it as the top 18th most-cited among 140 management journals for 2010. In recognition of his significant contributions, APJM has named its best paper award the Mike Peng Best Paper Award.


Professor Peng has extensive teaching experience at all levels—undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, PhD, executive, and faculty training programs. He especially enjoys working with PhD students, having supervised over a dozen dissertations. He has supervised over a dozen dissertations. Some of his former PhD students are now professors at Babson, Cal State, CityUHK, Clemson, Erasmus, Florida Atlantic, HKUST, Illinois, Kennesaw State, UMass, Missouri, Nebraska, Portland State, Purdue, San Francisco State, SMU, Tsinghua, UT Dallas, and Western Ontario.


Professor Peng is also an active consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker. He has provided on-the-job training to over 400 professors. He has consulted and been a keynote speaker for multinational enterprises (such as AstraZeneca, Berlitz, Ericsson, KOSTA, Nationwide, SAFRAN, and Texas Instruments), nonprofit organizations (such as Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth), educational and funding organizations (such as Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, National Science Foundation, and University of Memphis), and national and international organizations (such as the UK Government Office for Science, the US Navy, and The World Bank).


Professor Peng has received numerous honors, awards, and grants. They include a US Small Business Administration Best Paper Award, a (lifetime) Distinguished Scholar Award from the Southwestern Academy of Management, two “New Hot Paper” designations for two papers representing the entire field of business and economics tracked by Science Watch, a (lifetime) Scholarly Contribution Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), an NSF CAREER Grant ($423,000), and an honor to be inducted as an AIB Fellow. Professor Peng has been quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Yahoo Finance, Dallas Morning News, Texas CEO, Smart Business Dallas, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Exporter Magazine, The World Journal, Business Times (Singapore), CEO-CIO (Beijing), Sing Tao Daily (Vancouver), and Brasil Econômico (São Paulo), as well as on KERA/PBS TV, National Public Radio, and Voice of America.