Minyuan Zhao is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Minyuan’s research examines the interactions between firm strategy and external environment in a global context. Her work on multinational innovation and intellectual property (IP) strategies has been published in top journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. Prior to joining Olin, Minyuan was on the faculty of the Wharton School (UPenn), Ross School of Business (Michigan), and before that, Carlson School of Management (Minnesota). She was the recipient of the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the Michigan EMBA program, the 2013 Best Educator Award from the NUS-UCLA EMBA program, and the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award from the Wharton School. She had work experience in entrepreneurship, government think tank, and the automotive industry, and is a frequent commentator on the current global business environment and China-related topics.