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Tianxu Chen

304-293-7863tianxu.chen@mail.wvu.edu133Business and Economics Building


Tianxu Chen

Assistant Professor


Tianxu Chen is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at John Chambers College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University. His research focuses on the interface between entrepreneurship, innovation and competitive dynamics. He has published on academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy and others.


Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Drexel University, 2011

Honors Awards

The Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award of the BPS Division, 2016 Academy of Management Conference

The Distinguished Paper Award of the BPS Division, 2013 Academy of Management Conference


Ad hoc Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal

Ad hoc Reviewer, Strategic Management Journal

Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of Management

Ad hoc Reviewer, Research Policy

Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of Business Research

Recent Publications

Pan, L, Li, X., Chen, J.,& Chen, T. Sounds novel or familiar? Entrepreneurial ventures' framing strategy in the venture capital market. Forthcoming in Journal of Business Venturing.

Nadkarni, S., Pan, L., Chen, T. (2019). Only timeline will tell: Temporal framing of competitive announcements and rivals' responses. Academy of Management Journal.

Chen, T., Qian, L., Narayanan, V.K. (2017) Battle on the wrong field? Entrant type, dominant designs, and technology exit. Strategic Management Journal (38): 2579-2598.

Chen, T., Tribbitt, M., Y., & Li, X. (2017). Does rivals' innovation matter? A competitive dynamics perspective on firms' product strategy. Journal of Business Research (76): 1-7.

Nadkarni, S., Chen, T., Chen, J. (2016). Clock is ticking! Executive temporal depth, industry velocity, and competitive aggressiveness. Strategic Management Journal (37): 1132-1153.

  • Distinguished Paper Award of the BPS Division, 2013 Academy of Management Conference

Yang, Y., Chen, T., Zhang, L. (2016). Corporate venture capital program autonomy, corporate investor's attention and portfolio diversification. Journal of Strategy and Management (9).

Chen, T., Simon, M., Kim, J., Poploskie, B. (2015). Out of the building, into the fire: A conceptual model of biases likely to arise when entrepreneurs interview customers. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship (18): 1-12.

Narayanan, V. K., & Chen, T. (2012). Research on technology standards: Accomplishments and challenges. Research Policy (41): 1375-1406.

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