Tony Fang received his PhD in Industrial Marketing in Sweden (1999, Linköping University, Sweden) and his MSc and BSc in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (1987 and 1984, respectively).
Professor Fang conducts research on the conceptualization of culture in globalization, cross-cultural management and innovation, cross-cultural business negotiation, intercultural leadership and communication, intercultural communication, Nordic culture and management style, Chinese business studies, political science, Sino-Russian business relationship, etc.
Professor Tony Fang is the author of the books Chinese Business Negotiating Style (Thousand Oaks: SAGE) and Att göra affärer i dagens Kina (Stockholm: SNS) as well as a number of influential works in cross-cultural management such as “Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture”, “From ‘Onion’ to ‘Ocean’ ”, and “A critique of Hofstede’s fifth national culture dimension”.
Besides sitting on a number of editorial boards of academic journals Professor Tony Fang serves particularly as:
Deputy Editor, Management and Organization Review (MOR);
Co-Editor: International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM)
Book Review Editor, International Business Review (IBR)
Prior to becoming an academic, Tony Fang worked for both Chinese (1987-1991) and Scandinavian (1993-1995) shipping companies. He also worked as a seaman onboard large multipurpose cargo container vessel sailing from China to Europe and vice versa.
Tony Fang was Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Host professor Lucian W. Pye, 1998).