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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) and the Asia Academy of Management (AAOM). Professor Peng received his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he served on the faculty at the Ohio State University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and University of Hawaii.

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 150 articles in leading journals 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. Both the United Nations and the World Bank have cited his work. With over 40,000 Google citations and an H-index of 80, 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 96 top scholars in business and economics, and the only one from the UT System in this field-listed among Highly Cited Researchers (compiled by Clarivate Analytics/Thomson Reuters, based on citation impact) in 2018. He has been on this distinguished list every year since 2014.

Professor Peng has served on the editorial boards of AMJ, AMP, AMR, JIBS, JMS, JWB, and SMJ; and guest-edited a special issue for JMS. At 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 JIBS 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). At AAOM, 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. In 2019, he served as Program Chair for the AAOM Biennial Conference in Bali, Indonesia

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. Some of his former PhD students are now professors at Babson, Cal State, CityUHK, Colorado, Erasmus, Florida Atlantic, HKUST, Illinois, Kennesaw State, UMass, Missouri, Nebraska, Portland State, San Francisco State, SMU, St. Cloud State, Tsinghua, and UT Dallas.

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), educational and funding organizations (such as Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and National Science Foundation), and national and international organizations (such as the UK Government Office for Science and The World Bank).

Professor Peng has received numerous honors, awards, and grants. They include appearances in Who's Who in America (2002, 2006, 2018), a (lifetime) Distinguished Scholar Award from the Southwestern Academy of Management, a (lifetime) Scholarly Contribution Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), a US Small Business Administration Best Paper Award, an NSF CAREER Grant ($423,000), and an honor to be inducted as an AIB and AAOM 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 Economico (Sao Paulo), as well as on KERA/PBS TV, National Public Radio, and Voice of America.