Faculty Profile

Dengjian Jin

Professor of International Business and Management; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in International Studies, Business and Management (1997)

Contact Information

jin@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 211
717.245.1487
http://users.dickinson.edu/~jin/

Bio

Professor Jin is the co-winner of 2016 Schumpeter Prize for his recent book, The Great Knowledge Transcendence: the Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). He is also the author of The Dynamics of Knowledge Regimes: Technology, Culture and Competitiveness in the USA and Japan (Continuum 2001). His research interests focus on the evolution of knowledge and systems of knowledge creation throughout human history. He is currently working on a book project titled, The Skeptical Stance: Toward a Transcendental Theory of Knowledge.

Education

  • B.S., Zhejian University, 1983
  • M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1986
  • Ph.D., George Mason University, 1998

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

INBM 230 Intl Organizational Behavior
This course looks at how human systems function within the structure of the organization and how individual and group behaviors affect collective organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. Students study individual, interpersonal, and group processes; the relationship between attitudes and behavior; ethical decision-making; and the management of organizational conflict and change. Approaches for developing leadership, managing conflict, communicating effectively, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging organizational adaption to changing environments are explored. Examples taken from domestic and international organizations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.

INBM 400 Sem:Intl Bus Policy & Strategy
This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.

Spring 2019

INBM 230 Intl Organizational Behavior
This course looks at how human systems function within the structure of the organization and how individual and group behaviors affect collective organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. Students study individual, interpersonal, and group processes; the relationship between attitudes and behavior; ethical decision-making; and the management of organizational conflict and change. Approaches for developing leadership, managing conflict, communicating effectively, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging organizational adaption to changing environments are explored. Examples taken from domestic and international organizations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.

INBM 230 Intl Organizational Behavior
This course looks at how human systems function within the structure of the organization and how individual and group behaviors affect collective organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. Students study individual, interpersonal, and group processes; the relationship between attitudes and behavior; ethical decision-making; and the management of organizational conflict and change. Approaches for developing leadership, managing conflict, communicating effectively, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging organizational adaption to changing environments are explored. Examples taken from domestic and international organizations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.

INBM 300 Creat, Innov, & Knowledge Mgmt
This course intends to prepare students with basic frameworks and conceptual tools for success in the creative economy. It will first introduce students with key articles in the fields of creativity, innovation, and knowledge management. Second, it will lead students to explore the cognitive foundations and origins of creativity throughout human history in a comparative perspective. It will explore the causes for the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions since the seventeenth century, the four major revolutions in human prehistory and history. Third, it will explore the historical link between climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations. This course will lead students to explore strategies for innovation at the individual, firm, and national level. It will expose students with various debates over the forces that have contributed to the rise of modern knowledge economy. It will discuss the reasons for China’s early lead in both science and technology, and explain why China failed to develop modern science, modern capitalism, and modern systems of production and organization. Then it will explore why the West was able to make a breakthrough in the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution, the capitalist revolution, and the organizational revolution.