Yadong  Luo

Yadong Luo

Emery M. Findley, Jr. Distinguished Chair and Professor, Management

Biography

Yadong Luo is the Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair and professor of management at University of Miami. He is also an elected fellow of Academy of International Business (AIB) and the recipient of two dozen research, teaching and service awards. He received the Faculty Senate Distinguished Scholar Award in 2009 at the University of Miami, the University's highest recognition awarded to its faculty.

Luo has emerged as the world’s top research scholar in international management since the mid-90s. He has published over 170 articles in major refereed journals in management and international business, including AMJ, ASQ, AMR, SMJ, JIBS, JAP, Org. Science, among others. He also authored more than a dozen books and about a hundred other publications. His research interests include global corporate strategy, global corporate governance, international joint ventures, and management in emerging economies, among others. Luo’s research record includes seminal pieces on important and timely topics, such as co-opetition in international business, business-government relationships, cross-cultural cooperative strategies, multinational enterprises in emerging markets, and international expansion of emerging market enterprises.

He is also an expert in research on several frontier issues, such as dynamic capabilities in global business, cultural friction in international interactions, organizational justice in inter-firm relationships, anti-corruption in organizations, opportunism in inter-firm exchanges, global language design, and global dimensions of corporate governance. His writing on the recent development of business and management in emerging markets, notably China, is particularly path-breaking and offers a wealth of understanding of this critical context and business activitiesthat are unfolding there. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited over 30,000 times by other scholars.

Luo was ranked the world’s most productive author in leading international business journals between 1996 and 2008 by International Business Review in 2010 and between 2001 and 2009 by Management International Review in 2012, most prolific author on Asian management by Journal of Management Studies in 2008, and most impacted author on Chinese management between 2000 and 2006 by Asia Pacific Journal of Management in 2007. In 2016, he was ranked #2 worldwide in management and #6 worldwide among all business school faculty concerning journal and research contributions.

Luo received his PhD from Temple University. Prior to coming to the United States, he was a provincial official in charge of international business in China. He has served as senior editor, guest editor or consulting editor of several journals including JIBS, JWB, AMJ, GSJ, and MOR. He is an international advisory board member or distinguished honorary professor of several business schools and universities in China and Asia.

Research Interests

Global business strategy; international management; joint ventures and alliances; multinational enterprises; and management in emerging economies

Featured Publications

  • ♦ Featured Book Publications

    Shenkar, Oded, Luo, Yadong & Chi, Tailan. 2014. International Business (3 rd edition), New York, Routledge.

    Luo, Yadong. 2007. Guanxi and Business . Singapore: World Scientific (2 nd edition).

    Luo, Yadong. 2006. Global Dimensions of Corporate Governance . Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

    Luo, Yadong. 2004. Co-opetition in International Business . Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Business School Press.

    Schuler, Randall, Susan Jackson and Yadong Luo (2003). Managing Human Resources in Cross- Border Alliances . London, UK: Routledge.

    Luo, Yadong (2002). Multinational Enterprises in Emerging Markets . Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.

    Luo, Yadong (2001). China’s Service Sector: A New Battlefield for International Corporations . Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.

    Luo, Yadong (2001). Strategy, Structure, and Performance of International Firms: Comparing Asian and Western MNEs in China , Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

    Yan, Aimin and Yadong Luo (2001). International Joint Ventures: Theory and Practice , M.E. Sharpe, New York.

    Luo, Yadong (2000). How to Enter China: Choices and Lessons . Ann Arbor, MI: Univ. of Michigan Press.

    Luo, Yadong (2000). MNCs in China: Benefiting from Structural Transformation, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.

    Luo, Yadong (1999). Entry and Cooperative Strategies in International Business Expansion, Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

    ♦ Selected Journal Articles

    A general theory of springboard MNEs. Journal of International Business Studies, 2018, 49(2): 129-152 (with R. Tung)

    West meets East: New concepts and theories. Academy of Management Journal, 2015, 58(2): 460-479 (with Barkema, et al.)

    Autonomy delegation to foreign subsidiaries: An enabling mechanism for emerging market multinationals. Journal of International Business Studies, 2014, 45(2): 111-130 (with Wang, et al.)

    Offshoring business process services and governance control mechanisms in emerging markets: An examination of service providers from India. Production and Operations Management, 2013, 22(2): 314-334 (with Jayaraman, et al.)

    Task attributes and process integration in business process offshoring: A perspective of service providers from India and China. Journal of International Business Studies, 2012, 43(5): 498-524 (with Wang, et al.)

    How does justice matter in achieving buyer-supplier relationship performance? Journal of Operations Management, 2012, 30: 355-367 (with Liu, et al.)

    The antecedents of process integration in business process outsourcing and its effect on firm performance. Journal of Operations Management, 2011, 29: 3-16 (with Narayanan, et al.)

    Governing buyer-supplier relationships through transactional and relational mechanisms: Evidence from China. Journal of Operations Management, 2009, 27: 294-309 (with Liu, et al.)

    From “distance” to “friction”: Substituting metaphors and redirecting intercultural research. Academy of Management Review, 2008, 33(4): 905-923

    Structuring interorganizational cooperation: The role of economic integration in strategic alliances. Strategic Management Journal, 2008, 29(6): 617-638

    Control-cooperation interfaces in global strategic alliances: A situational typology and strategic responses. Journal of International Business Studies, 2008, 39: 428-453 (with Shenkar, et al.)

    Procedural justice and interfirm cooperation in strategic alliances. Strategic Management Journal, 2008, 29(1): 27-46

    The independent and interactive roles of procedural, distributive and interactional justice in strategic alliances. Academy of Management Journal, 2007, 50(3): 644-664

    An integrated anti-opportunism system in international exchange. Journal of International Business Studies, 2007, 38: 855-877

    Are joint venture partners more opportunistic in a more volatile environment? Strategic Management Journal, 2007, 28(1): 39-61

    Do multiple parents help or hinder international joint venture performance? The mediating roles of contract completeness and partner cooperation. Strategic Management Journal, 28(10): 1021-1034 (with Gong, et al.)

    International expansion of emerging market enterprises: A springboard perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 2007, 38(4): 481-498 (with R. Tung)

    Political behavior, social responsibility and corrupt environment: A structuration perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 2006, 37(6): 747-766

    The multinational corporation as a multilingual community: Language and organization in a global context. Journal of International Business Studies, 2006, 37(3): 321-339 (with Shenkar)

    How important are shared perceptions of procedural justice in cooperative alliances? Academy of Management Journal, 2005, 48(4): 695-709

    Transactional characteristics, institutional environment and joint venture contracts. Journal of International Business Studies, 2005, 36(2): 209-230

    Human resources and international joint venture performance: A system perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 2005, 36(5): 505-518 (with Gong)

    Transaction cost determinants and entry mode choice: A meta-analytical review. Journal of International Business Studies, 2004, 35(6): 524-544 (with Zhao, et al.)

    Multi-party cooperation and performance in international equity joint ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 2004, 35(2): 142-160 (with Park)

    Industrial dynamics and managerial networking in an emerging market: The case of China. Strategic Management Journal, 2003, 24(13): 1315-1327

    Market-seeking MNEs in an emerging market: How parent-subsidiary links shape overseas success. Journal of International Business Studies, 2003, 34(3): 290-309

    Contract, cooperation, and performance in international joint ventures. Strategic Management Journal, 2002, 23(10): 903-920

    Stimulating exchange in international joint ventures: An attachment-based view. Journal of International Business Studies, 2002, 33(1): 169-182

    Product diversification in international joint ventures: Performance implications in an emerging market. Strategic Management Journal, 2002, 23(1): 1-20

    Capability exploitation and building in a foreign market: Implications for multinational enterprises. Organization Science, 2002, 13(1): 48-63

    Antecedents and consequences of personal attachment in cross-cultural cooperative ventures. Administrative Science Quarterly, 2001, 46(2): 177-201

    Toward a cooperative view of MNC-host government relations: Building blocks and performance implications. Journal of International Business Studies, 2001, 32(2): 401-420

    Role conflict and ambiguity of CEOs in International Joint Ventures: A transaction cost perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 2001, 86(4): 764-773 (with Gong et al.)

    Strategic alignment and performance of market-seeking MNCs in China. Strategic Management Journal, 2001, 22(2): 141-155 (with Park)

    A dual parent perspective on control and performance in international joint ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 2001, 32(1):41-58 (with Shenkar)

    Guanxi and organizational dynamics: Organizational networking in Chinese firms. Strategic Management Journal, 2001, 22(5): 455-477 (with Park)

    Managerial ties and firm performance in an emerging economy: The nature of a micro-macro link. Academy of Management Journal, 2000, 43(3): 486-501 (with Peng)

    Learning to compete in a transition economy: Experience, environment, and performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 1999, 30(2): 269-296 (with Peng)

    Timing of investment and international expansion performance in China. Journal of International Business Studies, 1998, 29(2): 391-408

    Partner selection and venturing success: The case of joint ventures with firms in the People's Republic of China. Organization Science, 1997, 8(6): 648-662

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Educator Award, Academy of Management International Management Division, 2017
  • Ranked #2 worldwide in management and #6 worldwide among all business school faculty concerning top journal/research contributions (by Korkeamaki, Sihvonen & Vahamea), 2016
  • Finker Frenkel Family Foundation Teaching Excellence Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2016
  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2016, 2009, 2008, 2002
  • World’s most prolific author in international strategic management research (Management International Review, 56:35-65), 2016
  • Bank of America Senior Faculty Research Award, University of Miami, 2015
  • World’s top contributor among overseas Chinese strategy scholars (Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32:1085-1108), 2015
  • Outstanding Strategic Management Scholar in the Asian Century, Strategic Management Society, 2014
  • Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award, International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), 2014
  • World’s top scholar in International Business (Management International Review, 54:735-755), 2014
  • World’s most productive scholar in International Business (Management International Review, 52/3:317-340), 2012
  • World’s second most productive scholar in top management journals (by Jackson & Brown), 2011
  • World’s most productive scholar in International Business (International Business Review, 19:378-387), 2010
  • Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, University of Miami, 2009
  • World’s most prolific author in Joint Ventures (Management International Review: 49/5:607-640), 2009
  • Elected Fellow, Academy of International Business, 2008 - Present
  • World’s most prolific author in leading international business journals and in Journal of International Business Studies (Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25/2:189-207), 2008
  • World’s most prolific author in Asian management research (Journal of Management Studies, 45/3:636-659), 2008
  • World’s most prolific author and most cited author on Chinese management (Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24/3:359-384), 2007
  • Scholarly Contribution Award (IACMR), 2004
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (IACMR)-MOR, 2004 - 2007
  • World’s most productive scholar on international business strategy (Journal of International Management, 9/2:193-213), 2003
  • Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity, University of Miami, 2003
  • Research Excellence Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Distinguished Professorship Award, University of Hawaii, 2000
  • Dennis Ching Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award, University of Hawaii, 1999
  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research, University of Hawaii, 1999
  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Hawaii, 1997
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