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About Tailan Chi

Dr. Tailan Chi is Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Professor of International Business & Global Studies the Lubar School of Business at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Kansas. He received his B.E. from the University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China, his MBA from University of San Francisco, and his MA in economics and PhD in business administration from the University of Washington.

Dr. Chi’s research conducts economic analysis under the constraints of information imperfections and cognitive limitations and applies this approach to the study of international business and strategy. He is a pioneer in integrating the concepts of the resource-based view into a property rights framework to understand alternative organizational modes for pooling complementary assets from different firms. He is also a major contributor to the application of the real options approach to the analysis of interfirm collaboration. He has published in journals such as Strategic Management JournalJournal of International Business Studies, and Management Science. He has co-authored a major textbook, International Business (4th ed., Routledge), with Drs. Oded Shenkar and Yadong Luo.

Dr. Chi is an Area Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies, and serves on the editorial boards of Strategic Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewJournal of World Business and Global Strategy Journal. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Dr. Chi has taught a large variety of international business courses at multiple institutions around the world. Before entering academia, he worked as a business negotiator for a major Chinese trading company.