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Wei Chen - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Wei Chen

Associate Professor, College of Business | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Chen is an expert on international business and entrepreneurship.



Wei Chen teaches business strategy, entrepreneurship, international business and business ethics. She has published and presented research on international business, institutional entrepreneurship, family business, technology transfer, team management, change management, and emerging economies. The Journal of Management History recognized one of her articles as the highly commended paper of 2013. She has also translated books in arts, worked in the ocean shipping business, and volunteered for nonprofit organizations.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Management History

International Business


Accomplishments (2)

Best Paper Award (professional)


Awarded by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and by Journal of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

UMW Jepson Fellowship (professional)


(2014-2015) A generous gift to the University from Alice Andrews Jepson ’64 and Robert Jepson, her husband, enabled the creation of the Jepson Fellows Program. This initiative is designed to enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain the highest-quality junior faculty members and to support them in their quest for promotions and tenure.

Education (3)

Texas Tech University: Ph.D., Business

Texas Tech University: M.S., Business

Xiamen University, China: B.A., English

Articles (1)

UMW College of Business Faculty Presented at Global Management Studies Conference

University of Mary Washington


Six University of Mary Washington faculty members in the College of Business presented papers at the 2012 International Conference on Global Management Studies on March 5 and March 6 in Cambridge, Mass. The conference, held at the Harvard Faculty Club, was organized by the Association of Global Management Studies.

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