Joe Cheng (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a Research Professor of International Business at George Washington University and Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During 2013-2016, he was Professor of Management, Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation, and Director of the Australian Innovation and Competitiveness Initiative at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Joe’s research centers on three main areas: (1) innovation, R&D productivity, and international competitiveness; (2) globalization and multinational management; and (3) organizational learning, adaptation, and change. He is currently studying the changing pattern of foreign R&D investment in the Asia-Pacific and its spillover effects on innovation and entrepreneurship across the region, with focus on the JACKS countries (Japan, Australia, China, Korea, and Singapore).
A former elected Chair of the Academy of Management International Management Division, he currently serves or has served on the editorial boards of 12 academic journals, including appointments as a consulting editor, reviewer, and special issue editor.