Ahlstrom, David

BA, MPhil, PhD (New York); MBA (Hawaii)

Professor

Contact

Department of Management

Room 822, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7748

ahlstrom@baf.cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. David Ahlstrom is a Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received a PhD in Management and International Business after working in government and the computer industry. His research includes managing in Asia, and innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Brown Journal of World Affairs and The Wall Street Journal. Prof. Ahlstrom co-authored the textbook International Management: Strategy and Culture in the Emerging World and guest edited two Special Issues of Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. Prof. Ahlstrom has also guest edited four Special Issues of Asia Pacific Journal of Management: Turnaround in Asia (in 2004), Managing in Ethnic Chinese Communities (in 2010), Asia & Poverty: Closing the Great Divide through Entrepreneurship & Innovation (in 2015), and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India (in 2015). He was Senior Editor of APJM 2007-2009, Editor-in-Chief from 2010-2012, and currently Consulting Editor there, as well as Senior Editor of Journal of World Business.

Teaching Areas

Management of Technology
Organisational Behaviour
Leadership
Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Managing in Asia
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Strategic Leadership
Management and Organisational History

  • Grants
    • “Outsourcing Strategic Source of Organisational Success or Failure”, awarded by National Sun Yat Sen University, 2004-2005
    • “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Hong Kong National Study 2002-2004”, Hong Kong Management Association and SME Development Fund awarded by HKSAR Government, 2003-2004
  • Awards & Honours
    • 2017 Highly Cited Researcher, the Web of Science, 2017
    • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2014-2015, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016
    • Nominated for The Economist newspaper’s First ‘Business Professor of the Year’ Award, 2012
    • Outstanding Teaching Award 2009-2010, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011
    • Outstanding Teacher Award 2001-2002, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003
    • Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 1999, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000
    • The Outstanding Teaching Award, New York University Stern School of Business, 1995