Feng Zhang, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Management, Business
Sutherland, 205
Penn State Abington
0119 Sutherland Building
Abington, PA 19001

Teaching Interests

Management; International Management; International Business; Strategic Management; International Marketing; Asian Business Environment; Technology and Innovation Management

Courses Taught

International Business (hybrid and traditional undergraduate and MBA); Business Policy and Strategy (undergraduate); International Marketing (undergraduate); Asian Business Environment (online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate)

Academic Service - Editorial Board and Reviewer

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development
International Journal of Emerging Markets
Journal of Knowledge Management Studies
Economics of Innovation and New Technology
Global Business Review
International Journal of Technology Management
Journal of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Editorial Board Member of Global Economy Review: A Monthly Journal
Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy
Journal of International Business Studies
Technovation
Global Strategy Journal
Research Policy
Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
Asian Business and Management
Journal of International Management
Journal of Asia Pacific Business
Management and Organization Review
Asia Pacific Journal of Management
Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM)
Annual Conference of Academy of International Business (AIB)

Professional Associations

Academy of Management (AOM)
Academy of International Business (AIB)
The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Grants and Awards

2019/20 Chancellor's Grant, Penn State Abington
2018/19 Faculty Internal Grant, Penn State Abington
2014/15 & 2015/16 Faculty-on-Campus Research Grant, St. Mary’s University
2014 Distinguished Faculty Award, St. Mary’s University Alumni Association
2013 Alumni Research Award, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
2013 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University
2011 AIB Annual Conference Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business (AIB)
2008 AIB Annual Conference Administration Award, Academy of International Business (AIB)

Industry Experience

2004 – 2005, German B.Braun Medical Co., Ltd. Suzhou, China
1996 – 2002, Jiangsu Jincheng Certified Public Accountants Co., Ltd. Nanjing, China

Technological Innovation of Multinational Corporations; Knowledge Management Strategies; Patenting Behavior of Firms; Intellectual Property Right Management; Emerging Markets; Foreign Direct Investment; Entry Mode Choice

Selected Refereed Journal Publications

Zhang, F. (forthcoming). EMNC Technological Competence Creation: Key Mechanisms and Innovative Performance. International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Jiang, G., Kotabe, M., Zhang, F. (forthcoming). Founder ethnic composition, early internationalization, and new venture performance. Journal of International Entrepreneurship.

Zhang, F. (forthcoming). EMNC Technological Knowledge Flow Patterns: An Overview of the U.S. Patents Granted. Multinational Business Review.

Jiang, G., Kotabe, M., Zhang, F., Wang, C., & Paul, J. (forthcoming). The Determinants and Performance of Early-Internationalizing Firms: A Literature Review and Research Agenda. International Business Review.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., Cantwell, J. (forthcoming). Geographically Dispersed Technological Capability Building and MNC Innovative Performance: the Role of Intra-firm Flows of Newly Absorbed Knowledge. Journal of International Management.

Zhang, F., & Jiang, G. (forthcoming). Generating ‘Hard to Imitate’ Technologies Through Combining Complementary Technological Knowledge Categories. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management.

Zhang, F. (forthcoming). Strategically Accessing External Technological Knowledge: The Case of Foreign Subsidiaries in China. Global Business Review.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., & Xu, H. 2019. The Strategic Choices of Multidimensional Exploration and Performance. Journal of Strategic and International Studies, XIV(1). 40-46.

Zhang, F., and Jiang, G. 2018. Patenting Choices for Valuable Subsidiary Inventions Created in an Uncertain and Fast Changing Environment. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 12(4). 441-454.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., and He, X. 2018. Patent Citations and Value: Through the Lens of a Social Network Approach. International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 4(2). 115-143.

Zhang, F. 2016. The Evolution of National Innovation System and Globalization: An Open Innovation Perspective. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 7, 1-20.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., and Cantwell, J. A. 2015. Subsidiary Exploration and the Innovative Performance of Large Multinational Corporations. International Business Review, 24(2), 224-234.

Zhang, F., Cantwell, J. A., and Jiang, G. 2014. The Competence Creation of Recently Formed Subsidiaries in Networked Multinational Corporations: Comparing Subsidiaries in China and Subsidiaries in Industrialized Countries. Asian Business and Management, 13(1), 5-41.

Zhang, F., Cantwell, J. A. 2013. Regional and Global Technological Knowledge Search Strategies and the Innovative Performance of Large Multinational Corporations. Industry and Innovation, 20(7), 637-660.

Cantwell, J. and Zhang, F. 2013. Do Foreign-Owned Subsidiaries in China Follow a Distinctive Pattern of Technological Knowledge Sourcing? Management and Organization Review, Special Issue on Knowledge Search, Spillovers, and Creation in Emerging Markets, 9(3), 489-512.

Zhang, F. and Jiang, G. 2013. Subsidiary Non-Localized Search and MNC Performance: the Role of Subsidiary Intra-firm Knowledge Outflows. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 9(3), 212-231.

Zhang, F. and Jiang, G. 2013. Determining Critical Factors of Location Choice of Cross-border Merger and Acquisition: the Case of Chinese Firms. Business and Management Quarterly Review, 4(2), 1-11.

Cantwell J. and Zhang, F. 2011. Technological Complexity and the Evolving Structure of MNC Subsidiary Knowledge Accumulation. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 38(4), 5-33.

Dunning, J. and Zhang, F. 2008. Foreign Direct Investment and the Locational Competitiveness of Countries. Transnational Corporations, 17(3): 1-30.

Book Chapters

Cantwell, J. and Zhang, F. 2012. Knowledge Accession Strategies and the Spatial Organization of R&D. In M. Andersson and B. Johansson (eds.) Firms, Innovation and Growth. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Zhang, F. and Pearce, R. 2012. The Growth and Strategic Orientation of Multinationals’ R&D in China. In Robert Pearce (ed.) China and the Multinationals: International Business and the Entry of China into the Global Economy. Edward Elgar, London.

Zhang, F. 2012. Capability Development of Foreign-Owned Subsidiaries in China During Their Early Evolution. In Robert Pearce (ed.) China and the Multinationals: International Business and the Entry of China into the Global Economy. Edward Elgar, London.

Recent Conference Presentations

Zhang, F., Jiang, G. 2020. Examiner Added Citations and the Validity of US Patent Data in Studying EMNC Knowledge Flow. 2020 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM).  Virtual, August 7-11, 2020.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G. 2019. The Technological Competence Creation of EMNCs: Key Mechanisms and Innovative Performance, Academy of Management 2019 Annual Conference, Boston, US, August 9-13, 2019.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G. 2019. Technological Competence Creation of EMNCs – The External and Internal Embeddedness of Overseas Subsidiaries, Academy of International Business 2019 Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Demark, June 24-27, 2019.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G. 2019. The Technological Competence Creation Patterns of EMNC Parent and Overseas Subsidiaries, Academy of International Business 2019 Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Demark, June 24-27, 2019.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., Xu, H. (PSU undergraduate student). 2019. The Strategic Choices of Multidimensional Exploration and MNC Performance, International Conference of International Association of Applied Business Research and the Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies, Key West, USA. January 4-7, 2019.

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., Wang, C. (PSU undergraduate student). 2018. Technological Competence Creation of EMNCs and Performance: Empirical Justification of EMNC Theories, Asia-Pacific Conference on Social Sciences and Management, Shanghai, China. May 22-24, 2018.

Zhang, F. and Jiang, G. 2017. Complementary Technological Knowledge Sources and Categories and Knowledge Appropriability. 2017 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM), August 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, US

Zhang, F. He, X., and Jiang, G. 2016. Patent Citations and Patent Value: Through the Lens of a Social Network Approach. 2016 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM), August 5-9, 2016, Anaheim, US

Zhang, F. and Jiang, G. 2015. Is Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Large MNCs Always Beneficial? 2015 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM), August 8-12, 2015, Vencouver, Canada

Zhnag, F., Jiang, G., and Cantwell, J. 2013. The Complementarity between Network Cohesion and Structural Holes: Exploration at Subsidiary-Level in Large Multinational Corporations. 2013 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM), August 9-13, 2013, Orlando, US

Zhang, F., Jiang, G., and Cantwell, J. 2012. Subsidiary 'Non-Localized Search' and MNC Performance: The Role of Subsidiary Intra-Firm Knowledge Outflows. 2012 Annual Conference of Academy of International Business, June 28-30, Washington DC, US

Zhang, F. and Pearce, R. 2012. National Innovation System and Globalization: The Implication for Technological Catching-up. 2012 Annual Conference of Academy of International Business, June 28-30, Washington DC, US

Zhang, F and Jiang, G. 2011. The Internal Knowledge Contribution of MNC Subsidiaries by Overcoming ‘Localized Search’. 2011 Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, November 6-8, 2011, Miami, US

Zhang, F. 2011. The International Coordination of Knowledge Generation: Knowledge Flow Patterns of Subsidiaries. 2011 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM), August 12-16, 2011, San Antonio, US

Cantwell, J. and Zhang, F. 2011. The Innovative Performance of MNCs: The Effects of Technologically Diversified and Geographically Dispersed Knowledge. 2011 Annual Conference of Academy of International Business (AIB), June 24-28, 2011, Nagoya, Japan

Zhang, F. and Cantwell, J. 2011. The International Knowledge Generation: Knowledge Inflows and Outflows of Overseas Subsidiaries. 2011 Annual Conference of Academy of International Business (AIB), June 24-28, 2011, Nagoya, Japan

Ph D, International Business, Rutgers University