Jing Sun

Jing Sun


Assistant Professor of Management






Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 435
Detroit, MI 48201

Academic Programs

  • Management

Jing Sun


Academic appointments

  • 2017-present: Assistant Professor, Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University
  • 2013-2016: Lecturer, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Professional experience

  • 2008-2010: Business Development Manager, Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance
  • 2005-2007: Regional Manager, Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance
  • 2004-2005: Executive Advisor to the CEO of China Project, DaimlerChrysler Northeast Asia


  • Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meetings (BPS and OMT divisions), 2010-Present
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    • British Journal of Management, 2017-present
    • Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 2015-present
  • Volunteer, Academy of Management - Placement Center


  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • M.S. in Economics (majored in finance), Peking University, 2010
  • B.A. in English Literature and International Business, Beijing Foreign Studies University


Strategic alliances and network, Knowledge transfer and innovation performance, Strategic renewal

AACSB specialty

Strategic Management

Research and teaching interests

Research interests

  • Strategic usage of social media
  • Temporal perspective on corporate strategic activities
  • Strategic alliances and networks

Teaching interests

  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International management


Sun, J., Tekleab, A., Cheung, M., Wu, WP. 2022. The contingent roles of market turbulence and organizational innovativeness on the relationships among interfirm trust, formal contracts, interfirm knowledge sharing and firm performance. Journal of Knowledge Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-04-2022-0289.

Greiner, M., Sun, J. 2021. How corporate social responsibility can incentivize top managers: A commitment to sustainability as an agency intervention. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 2021; 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2148.

Caner, T., Sun, J., & Prescott, J.E. 2014. When a firm's centrality in R&D alliance network is (not) the answer for invention: The interaction of centrality, inward and outward knowledge transfer capacities, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 33(C): 193-209.

Corbo, L., Sun, J., & Shi, W. 2014. From contingencies to paradoxes: Exploring tensions in research on alliance portfolios and innovation. In T. K. Das (Ed), Strategic Alliances for Innovation and R&D, Research in Strategic Alliances 185-208.

Shi, W., Sun, J., & Prescott, J.E. 2012. A temporal perspective of merger & acquisition and strategic alliance initiatives: review and future directions, Journal of Management 38(1): 164-209.

Courses taught by Jing Sun

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023