Fiona Ji is a lecturer in the management department at the Leavey School of Business. She teaches courses in strategic management, principle of management, organizational change and leadership, innovation management and international management. She has previously taught both undergraduate and graduate students in different institutions including James Madison University, Ohio University and Virginia Tech.
Her research focuses on how firms effectively balance exploitation and exploration in situation of organizational learning and innovation. She is specifically interested in researching international firms and technology new ventures. She has published in journals such as IEEE Technology & Engineering Management, International Journal of Innovation Management and Organization Research Methods.
Fiona received her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, her master degree in management from Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), and her bachelor from Foreign Affairs University (China). She has worked with several multinational corporations based in France, China and the United States. This interdisciplinary educational background and diverse industrial experience in different countries informs both her teaching and research.