confucius institute

Dejun Cao, PhD

Chinese Director

Dr. Dejun Cao received his doctoral degree in Business Management. He is a Professor of Business Management in the School of International Business at the Southwestern University of Finance & Economics (SWUFE)* in Chengdu, China. He is also the current Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute for China’s Culture and the Economy at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Cao also serves as a Counselor of the Provincial Government of Sichuan Province, a key economic region in Western China.

Dr. Cao has held several leadership positions at SWUFE including Associate Department Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, Associate Dean of School of Tourism Management, and the Associate Dean of the School of International Business, and Director of the Foreign Affairs Office.

Dr. Cao is a current member of the standing committee in the China Enterprise Management Association (CEMAE), a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), and also a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Dr. Cao's research interests include social networking, family-owned businesses, and the internationalization of Chinese private business.