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Tianxu Chen

Tianxu Chen

Associate Professor


304-293-7863tianxu.chen@mail.wvu.edu6114Reynolds Hall


Tianxu Chen

Associate Professor


Tianxu Chen joined John Chambers College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University in 2019. His research focuses on the interface between entrepreneurship, innovation and competitive dynamics. He has published on academic journals such as Academy of Management JournalJournal of Business VenturingResearch Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal 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

Recent Publications

Chen, T., Chen, J., Miller, D., Breton-Miller, I. L., & Chen, M.-J. (Forthcoming). Corporate Venture Capital and Inter-firm Rivalry: A Competitive Dynamics Perspective. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Lien, W.-C., Chen, T., Chen, J., & Sohl, J. (2021) How Do Financial Analysts? Recommendations Affect Firm Competitive Action? A Rival- Centric View. Journal of Business Research.

Pan, L, Li, X., Chen, J.,& Chen, T (2020). Sounds novel or familiar? Entrepreneurial ventures' framing strategy in the venture capital market. Journal of Business Venturing (35), 105930

Nadkarni, S., Pan, L., Chen, T. (2019). Only timeline will tell: Temporal framing of competitive announcements and rivals' responses. Academy of Management Journal (62): 117-143.

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.

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