Jing Sun

Jing Sun


Assistant Professor of Management






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

Jing Sun

Academic Programs

  • Management


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

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


  • 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


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


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.