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Joseph L. Cheng
Professor of Business Administration & Director of CIBER

Educational Background

Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1977
B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1996. Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, 1999. Associate professor, co-executive director of the Center for International Business Education and Research, Ohio State University, 1992-96. Assistant to associate professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1980-92. Visiting associate professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1985-87. Lecturer, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1977-79.

Recent Publications

Cheng, J., & Hitt, M. 2003. Managing multinationals in a knowledge economy: Economics, culture, and human resources. London: JAI.

Cheng, J., & Cooper, D. 2003. A strategic context approach to international human resource management research. In A. Rugman (Ed.), Leadership in international business education and research. London: JAI.

Cheng, J., & Schaffer, A. 2002. Organization theory and design. In F. Luthans (Ed.) Virtual OB. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Cheng, J., & Rhee, J. 2002. International research and development. In M. Warner (Ed.), The IEMB handbook of international business. UK: International Thomson Business Press.

Cheng, J., & M.A. Hitt. 2002. Managing transnational firms: resources, market entry, and strategic alliances. Boston: JAI.

Rhee, J., & Cheng, J. 2002. Foreign market uncertainty and incremental international expansion: The moderating effect of firm, industry, and host country factors. Management International Review, 42: 419-440.

Cheng, J., & R. Peterson. 2000. Advances in International Comparative Management. Stamford, CN: JAI Research Series.

Honors and Awards

Competitive grant from the National Science Foundation Center for Innovation Management Studies, 1993-95. Outstanding Elective Professor Award, Ohio State University, 1993. Best Competitive Paper Award Academy of Management Organization and Management Theory Division, 1983. R.G. Rodkey Graduate Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1976-77. Packaging Corporation of America Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1975-76. General University Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1974-76. General University Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1974-75. American Honors Society for Engineers, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Fraternity.

Academic Service

Chair, Academy of Management, International Management Division, 2002-2003. Editor, Advances in International Comparative Management, 1999-2003. Program Chair, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2000. Editorial board, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 1999-2003; Journal of International Management, 1999-2003; Journal of World Business, 1999-2003; Organizational Dynamics, 2000-2003.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in global management, international business, and strategic technology management. Research focuses on global competitive strategy, organization design for global operations, transnational innovation and technology development, Asian business practices, and international human resource management.

Contact Information:
319 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-2963

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