Dr. Mike Peng

Professor of Organizations, Strategy and International Management

O.P. Jindal Chair of Management

Peng is one of the most prolific and most influential scholars in global business strategy. With more than 120 articles, Peng is best known for his development of the institution-based view of strategy and his insights about the rise of emerging economies such as China in global business. Both the United Nations and the World Bank have cited his work. At UT Dallas, he has been the No. 1 contributor to the list of 45 top journals tracked by Financial Times. More than 40 of his articles appear on the Financial Times list. His best-selling textbooks, Global Strategy, Global Business and GLOBAL, have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish, and are used in more than 30 countries.

Peng was named to the Thomson Reuters World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 list, which was compiled based on papers indexed between 2002 and 2012 in 21 disciplines. Thomson Reuters’ comprehensive online research platform, Web of Science, named Peng one of the 95 most-cited researchers in the field of economics and business.

An Academy of Management Perspectives study ranked Peng as the fourth-most influential scholar among all management professors who have received PhD degrees since 1991 based on impact inside and outside of academia. A study in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management found him to be the most-cited overseas Chinese scholar in strategy. In June 2015, the Journal of International Business Studies will present a Decade Award to Peng at the Academy of International Business annual meetings in Bangalore, India, for a highly cited paper that he published with K. Meyer in 2005 on Central and Eastern Europe.

Peng is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a U.S. Small Business Administration Best Paper Award, a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Southwestern Academy of Management, and a Scholarly Contribution Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research. He has been quoted in such major publications as The Economist, Newsweek, The Dallas Morning News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The World Journal, Business Times (Singapore), CEO-CIO (Beijing), Sing Tao Daily (Vancouver) and Brasil Econômico (São Paulo), as well as on the Voice of America.

Peng joined UT Dallas in 2005. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Hawaii, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ohio State University. He earned his bachelor of science in business administration from Winona State University and his doctorate in business administration from the University of Washington.

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Dr. Mike Peng

Naveen Jindal School of Management


Naveen Jindal created the chair in June 2011. Peng filled the position in September 2011. The chair supports the research and scholarly activities of the holder in the Naveen Jindal School of Management.


Dr. Mike Peng is widely recognized as one of the most prolific and influential scholars in global strategy and business today. Both the United Nations and the World Bank have cited his work. His research has investigated business strategies in more than 20 countries.


“Investiture is a tremendous demonstration of our University’s commitment to excellence in scholarship. My field is global competition. So how do universities compete? It’s really top faculty competing with other top faculty at other universities. In that regard, we are initiating at UT Dallas a fine tradition to honor top faculty.”