Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Yuwei Shi

Professor of Strategic Management, Director of Frontier Market Scouts

Dr. Yuwei Shi is Professor at GSIPM and the founding director of the award-winning Frontier Market Scouts Program. His research interests include competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and evaluation, and impact investing. He has published over three dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and a number of books and book chapters. Dr. Shi has taught MBA and doctoral programs in nearly a dozen universities across the world. He won the Excellence in Teaching Award at MIIS in 2008 and the Allen Griffith Teaching Award in 2009.

Dr. Shi currently serves on the boards of Sanghata Global, a U.K. public charity, and the World Bee Project, a community interest corporation. He is an RSA Fellow. Dr. Shi is the inaugural dean of the graduate school of international policy and management, and served in this capacity for six years. Dr. Shi has over fifteen years of experience building programs and companies in various capacities as advising partner at Indachin, columnist for the China Economic Daily, consultant to Bain & Co and Acccenture, board director at Scholarly Exchange, president and chief executive officer of SFKX, and director of the executive program at Nanyang Business School.

Dr. Shi earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Master of Comparative Law from the Dedmen School of Law at Southern Methodist University, and PhD in international management from University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.


Competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and management, impact investing

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