Ming-Jer Chen is the Leslie E. Grayson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School, University of Virginia. He is also affiliated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Imperial College of Science, Technology, & Medicine in the U.K. He holds degrees from National Chung-Hsing University, Taipei (B.S.), and the University of Maryland (M.B.A., Ph.D.). He started his teaching career at Columbia Business School and was founder/director of the Global Chinese Business Initiative at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

A prominent strategy scholar known for his work in competitive dynamics, Ming-Jer has published widely in premier management journals. His book Inside Chinese Business: A Guide for Managers Worldwide was published in 2001 by Harvard Business School Press and reviewed by Foreign Affairs. He has received awards from such prestigious organizations as the Academy of Management, where he served as the Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division. He has served as associate editor of Academy of Management Review. Beyond scholarly work, he speaks regularly to business groups and the media, including at the World Economic Forum’s China Business Summit 2000 in Beijing and the USChina Executive Summit in New York (2004), China CEO Forum in Beijing (2007), and HSM’s forums in Buenos Aires (2006), São Paulo (2007), and Milan (2007). In 2008 he was selected by Commonwealth magazine (Taipei) as one of seventy-two role models from business, cultural, and social arenas worldwide.

Ming-Jer was born and raised in Taitung, which has been described as “one of the most backward towns in Taiwan.” Before he left Taiwan in the early 80s, he had the privilege of studying with a master in the Chinese classics. This exposure and his small-town upbringing helped foster a devotion to “making the world smaller” and a strong belief in balance and integration. Ming-Jer lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two sons. When he is not teaching and writing, he enjoys reading international news, listening to commentaries, and simply breathing in the air of Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.”

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            University of  Virginia                                                          

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