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Welcome to the Department of Strategy and Policy

The department was established as the Division of Business Policy in the School of Management in 1983. Subsequently, in 1988, the School was organized into five departments and the division was established as the Department of Business Policy. We focus on the fields of strategy, international business, economics, and business law. With faculty members from different backgrounds, our department brings a multi- disciplinary perspective to the three pillars of the university mission -- research, teaching, and service.

Faculty members have published major books and in leading international academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy.

We teach across theSchool's entire range of programmes, including PhD, Executive MBA, MBA, and BBAOur purpose is to serve the academic community, university and the society.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Png, Ivan, “Migration of Service to the Internet: Evidence from a Federal Natural Experiment”. Information Systems Research with Hui, K L, 2015 (forthcoming).

Chandran, Ravi, “Fate of Trust and Confidence in Employment Contracts in Singapore”.  Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 2015 (forthcoming).

Png, Ivan, “Engineer/Scientist Careers: Patents, Online Profiles and Misclassification Bias”.  Strategic Management Journal with Ge, Chunmian and K W Huang, 2015 (forthcoming).

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane, “Team Contests with Multiple Pairwise Battles”. American Economic Review with Y Pan, 2015 (forthcoming).

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane, “On Disclosure Policy in Tullock Contests with Asymmetric Entry”. Canadian Journal of Economics-Revue Canadienne DEconomique with J Zhang, 2015 (forthcoming).

Fu, Qiang, “Reputation-Concerned Policy Makers and Institutional Status quo bias”. Journal of Public Economics, 110, 15-25, with M, Li, (2014).

 

Jain, Amit, “Memory and Organizational Evolvability in a Neutral Landscape”. Organization Science, 25, no. 2, 479-493, with B. Kogut, (2014).

 

Jain, Amit, “Capabilities as Shift Parameters for the Outsourcing Decision”.  Journal of Strategic Management, 35, no. 12, 1881-1890, with R.-A. Thietart, (2014).

 

Kim, Heeyon, "Audience Heterogeneity and the Effectiveness of Market Signals:How to Overcome Liabilities of Foreignness in Film Exports?”  Academy of Management Journal, 57, no. 5, 1360-1384, with M Jensen, (2014).

 

Chang,Sea-Jin “Industry dynamics and institutional barriers”.  Strategic Management Journal, 35, no. 8, 1103-1123, with and B Wu, (2014).

 

Taussig, Markus David and Delios, Andrew Karl,"Unbundling The Effects Of Institutions On Firm Resources: The Contingent Value of Being Local in Emerging Economy Private Equity”. Strategic Management Journal, 35, no. 9, (2014).

 

Tandon, Vivek, “Paradigm-Changing vs Paradigm-Deepening Innovation:  How Firm Scope Influences Firm Technological Response to Shocks”.  Organization Science, 25, no. 3, with Ahuja, Gautam, CurbaLampert, (2014).

 

Gao, Xiaodan, “Limited Participation in International Business Cycle Models: A Formal Evaluation”.  Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 39, 255-272, with V. Hnatkovska and V.Marmer, (2014).

 

Ter, Kah Leng, “Good faith in the performance of commercial contracts revisited”.  Singapore Academy of Law Journal,26, 111-136, (2014).

 

Delios, Andrew Karl, “How capital structure influences diversification performance: A transaction cost perspective”. Strategic Management Journal, 35, no. 7, 1013-1031, with O’Brien, J, D Parthiban, Y Toru,(2014).

 

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane, “Disclosure policy in a multi-prize all-pay auction with stochastic abilities”. Economics Letters, with Q Jiao, (2014).

 

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane "Reverse"-Nested-Lottery Contests". Journal of Mathematical Economics, 50, 128-140, with and Z Wang, (2014).

 

Singh, Kulwant, “Buffering or enabling?  Political ties and firm survival in emerging economies”.  Strategic Management Journal with Zheng, W T, 2014 (forthcoming).

KimHeeyon, “The real Oscar curse: The negative consequences of positive status shifts”.  Organization Science with Jensen M, 2014 (forthcoming).

Png, Ivan, “Privacy and Marketing Externalities: Evidence from Do Not Call”.  Management Sciences with Goh, K Y and K L Hui, 2014 (forthcoming).

Chang,Sea-Jin, “When Does Transition from Family to Professional Management Improve Firm Performance”.  Strategic Management Journal with J Shim, 2014 (forthcoming).

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane, “Contests with Endogenous Entry”.  International Journal of Game Theory with Q Jiao, 2014 (forthcoming).

Delios, Andrew Karl, “Variety, novelty and perceptions of scholarship in research on management and organizations: An appeal for ambidextrous scholarship”.  Journal of Management Studies with Corbett A, J Cornelissen and B Harley, 2014 (forthcoming).

Jain, Amit, “Learning by Doing and the Locus of Innovative Capability in Biotechnology Research”. Organization Science, 24, no. 6, 1683-1700, (2013).

 

Jain, Amit, “Knowledge based transactions and decision framing in Information Technology Outsourcing”. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 22, no. 4, 315-327, with R.A. Thietart, (2013).

 

Chung,Chi Nien, "Filling or abusing the institutional void? Ownership and management control of public family businesses in an emerging market". Organization Science, 24, no. 2, 591-613, with Luo, X, (2013).

 

Chung,Chi Nien, "Leadership succession and firm performance in an emerging economy: Successor origin, relational embeddedness, and legitimacy". Journal of Strategic Management, 34, no. 3, 338-357, with X Luo, (2013).

 

Mahmood, Ishtiaq Pasha and Chung, Chi Nien, "The evolving impact of combinatorial opportunities and exhaustion on innovation by business groups as market development increases: The case of Taiwan". Management Science,59, no. 5, 1142-1161, with W Mitchell, (2013).

 

Chang,Sea-Jin, "Do wholly-owned subsidiaries perform better than joint ventures?" Strategic Management Journal, 34, 317-337,with J H Chung and J B Moon, (2013).

 

Chang, Sea-Jin, “When do foreign subsidiaries outperform local firms”. Journal of International Business Studies,44, no. 8, 853-860, with J Chung and J B Moon, (2013).

 

Fu, Qiang, “Communication and Commitment in Contests”.  Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, 95, 1-19, with Oliver Gurtler and J Munster, (2013).

 

Png, Ivan, "Patent rights and economic growth: Evidence from cross-country panels of manufacturing industries". Oxford Economic Papers-New Series, 65, no. 3, 675-698, with Hu, A G, (2013).

 

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane, "Competitive Effect of Cross-share holdings in All-Pay Auctions with Complete Information".  International Journal of Industrial Organization, 31, no. 3, 267-277, (2013).

 

Png, Ivan, "Do Institutions not Matter in China? Evidence from Manufacturing Enterprises". Journal of Comparative Economics,41, no. 1, with LU*, Y and Z TAO, (2013).

 

Zeitz, Peter, “Do local institutions affect all foreign investors in the same way: evidence from the interwar Chinese textile industry”. Journal of Economic History, 73, no. 1, 117-141, (2013).

Chung,Chung Nien, “Portfolios of Political Ties and Business Group Strategy in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Taiwan”.  Administrative Science Quarterly with Zhu H, 2013 (forthcoming).

Lu,Jane, “Outward foreign direct investment by emerging market firms: A resource dependence logic”. Strategic Management Journal with Xia, Jun, Xufei Ma and D Yiu, 2013 (forthcoming).

Samila, Sampsa, “The effect of social interaction on economic transactions:  Evidence from changes in two retail formats”.  Management Science with Goldfarb, Avi, Ryan McDevitt and Brian Silverman, 2013 (forthcoming).

Delios, Andrew Karl, “Strategizing and operating through our values: JMS at 50. Editorial”.  Journal of Management Studies with Corbett, A, J Cornelissen and B Harley, 2013 (forthcoming).

Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jane, “The Optimal Multi-Stage Contests”. Economic Theory, 51, no. 2, 351-382, (2012).

Lu, Jane, “Learning from age difference: Interorganizational learning and survival in Japanese foreign subsidiaries 1986-2001”.  Journal of International Business Studies, 43, 719-745, with Kim, Y and Mooweon Rhee, (2012).