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Professor at Graduate School of International Policy and Management

Yuwei Shi

Discipline: Social Entrepreneurship
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Dr. Yuwei Shi is Professor at Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is also Director of Research at its Center for Social Impact Learning. His research interests include competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and evaluation, social entrepreneurship 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 is the founding director of the award-winning Frontier Market Scouts Fellowship Program. He currently serves on the boards of Sanghata Global, a public charity, and the World Bee Project, a Community Interest Corporation, both in United Kingdom. He is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts. Dr. Shi is the inaugural dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, and has recently completed his second term of service in this capacity. Dr. Shi has over fifteen years of experience building programs and companies in various capacities, including advising partner at Indachin, a boutique venture capital firm, columnist for the China Economic Daily, consultant to global consulting firms Bain & Co and Acccenture, board director at Scholarly Exchange, a Boston-based technology nonprofit, president and chief executive officer of SFKX, a Silicon Valley technology startup, and Director of Nanyang Executive Program at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore.

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.

Dr. Shi resides in Cupertino and Pebble Beach, California, with his wife. They have two grown-up sons.