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Dr. Qingjiu Tom Tao
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TaoAssistant Professor of Management,
Strategic Management and International Business


As a professor at James Madison University, I am interested in teaching students to develop critical and creative thinking abilities. As a teacher in management, I am involved in teaching students how to solve challenging problems and make better strategic decisions.

Ph.D., Strategy and International Business, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., China Aero-Information Center
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Current Courses Taught: 
COB 487—Strategic Management
MGT 301—Business Policy and Strategy
MBA 406—Strategic Management (Integrated Experiences)
BUS 326 — Business Strategy

Professional Interests:
Strategic Alliance, Alliance Portfolio Management
China’s Auto Industry, Green Auto Index
Competitive Intelligence

Key Publications:

Qingjiu Tao, Joy Jiang. 2014. Pace of Expansion and FDI Performance: The Case of Auto FDIs in China. In Press. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management


Qingjiu Tao, Joy Jiang and Mike Santoro. 2014. Expand or retrench? Alliance portfolio adaptation to environmental jolts. In Press. International Journal of Business Environment.


Qingjiu Tao. 2013. Competitive Intelligence and Due Diligence—the case of Muddy Water Research. The development of Competitive Intelligence -- Case Analysis. Edited by Professor Xinzhou Xie. Peking University Press.

Qingjiu Tao. 2011. On evaluating and effectively using competitive intelligence software. On “Progress in Competitive Intelligence Research and Practices (2011)”, Edited by Professor Xinzhou Xie. Beijing: Peking University Press.

Tao, Q., Prescott, J. E., Tsu, S. (2011) Smarter Mover Advantage: A Longitudinal Analysis of International Joint Ventures in China's Auto Market,. Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World. Edited by T.K. Das. Information age publishing.

Qingjiu Tao. 2010. Competitive Intelligence and Outward Foreign Direct Investment. On “Progress in Competitive Intelligence Research and Practices (2010)”, Edited by Professor Xinzhou Xie. Beijing: Peking University Press.

Qingjiu Tao. (2010). All roads led to Beijing—the developing Chinese Auto Industry. In Mike Peng (Ed.) Global Strategy, third edition.

Jinsong Wang, Xiting Gong, Qiwen Wang, and Qingjiu Tao. (2010). The impact of market, government and environment on research output of Chinese Medical Field. International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, Vol. 4 (3). 258-271.

Joy Jiang, Qingjiu Tao, and Mike Santoro (2010), Alliance Portfolio Diversity and Corporate performance—The case of global automobile industry. Strategic Management Journal. Vol 31 (10)., 1136-1144.

Qingjiu Tao, (2008). Competing in China’s Auto Market. In Mike Peng (Ed.) Global Business. Forthcoming in Spring 2008.

Qingjiu Tao, (2005). Race to the Great Wall—Multinational Corporations in China’s Passenger Car Market. In Mike Peng (Ed.) Global Strategy. Thomson-Southwestern. 165-170.

Tao, Q., and Prescott, J., (2000). China: Competitive Intelligence Practices in an Emerging Market Environment. Competitive Intelligence Review. Vol. 11(4)., 65-78

Bao, C., Tao, Q., and Dai, L., (1998). The Developing Chinese Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Competitive Intelligence Review, Vol. 9 (4)., 42-47.

Zhang, Z, Tao, Q and Wang, L. (1996). Survey of World Aerospace Industry, Beijing, Aviation Industry Press.

Qingjiu Tao, (1994). U.S. Aerospace Industry in Transition. International Aviation, Vol. 11, 27-30; Vol. 12, 14-17 

Assistant Professor at Lehigh University 2004 to 2009
Deputy Chief Editor, Industry Analyst, China Aero Information Center 1994 to 1996

Of Note:
I love traveling, badminton and have achieved all Pro in Wii sports!

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