Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Associate professor

Room: POR/24.B-3.55
E-mail: dfu.egb@cbs.dk
doug fuller

I have spent my career studying the interaction of firms, politics, and technological change in East Asia.  My research addresses:

  • Political economy of development
  • Technology policy/strategy
  • Comparative capitalism

Before joining CBS, I held positions at City University of Hong Kong, Zhejiang University, King’s College London, Chinese University of Hong Kong and American University.

I received my PhD in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a MA in East Asian Studies from University of California at Berkeley.

Primary research areas
  • Political economy of China
  • Political economy of Taiwan
  • Global value chains and technological development
  • Intersection of technology policy and corporate strategy
  • China-US decoupling in high-tech
  • Institutions and industrial specialization
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Introduction to International Business in Asia (BSc)


I am available to supervise theses/dissertations at all levels (BSc, MSc and PhD) on the following subjects:

  • Chinese OFDI
  • Chinese entrepreneurship
  • Chinese firms’ technology strategies
  • China-West decoupling/trade tensions
  • Institutions and technology strategy/specialization
  • Technology policy
Selected publications

Butzbach, O., Fuller, D. B. (corresponding author), Schnyder, G. & Svystunova, L. (2021). “State-owned Enterprises as Actors: A Hybrid Historical Institutionalist and Institutional Work Framework.” Management and Organization Review DOI: 10.1017/mor.2021.

Butzbach, O., Fuller, D. B. (corresponding author), & Schnyder, G. (2020). “Manufacturing Discontent: National Institutions, Multinational Firm Strategies and Anti-Globalization Backlash in Advanced Economies.” Global Strategy Journal 10: 67-93.

Fuller, D.B. (2016/2019). Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China’s Technological Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fuller, D. B. (corresponding author), Akinwande, A. I., & Sodini, C. G. (2017). “The Globalization of R&D’s Implications for Technological Capabilities in MNC Home Countries: Semiconductor Design Offshoring to China and India.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 120: 14-23.

Fuller, D. B. (2014). “Chip Design in China and India: Multinationals, Industry Structure and Development Outcomes in the Integrated Circuit Industry.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 81: 1-10.

Fuller, D. B. (2013).  “Building Ladders out of Chains: China’s Hybrid-led Technological Development in Disaggregated Value Chains.” Journal of Development Studies 49(4): 547-563.

Fuller, D. B. (2010). “How Law, Politics and Transnational Networks Affect Technology Entrepreneurship: Explaining Divergent Venture Capital Investing Strategies in China.” Asia Pacific Journal of Management 27(3): 445-459.

Publications sorted by:
Douglas B. Fuller / Biden's United Front Targets China's Fight for Silicon Supremacy
In: East Asia Forum Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 2, 23.6.2022, p. 13-15
Journal article
Olivier Butzbach; Douglas B. Fuller; Gerhard Schnyder; Liudmyla Svystunova / State-Owned Enterprises as Institutional Actors : A Hybrid Historical Institutionalist and Institutional Work Framework.
In: Management and Organization Review, Vol. 18, No. 6, 2022, p. 1032-1076
Journal article > peer review
Douglas B. Fuller / The Increasing Irrelevance of Industrial Policy in Taiwan, 2016-2020
In: Taiwan During the First Administration of Tsai Ing-wen: Navigating in Stormy Waters. . ed. /Gunter Schubert; Chun-yi Lee. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, p. 128-141 (Routledge Research on Taiwan Series, Vol. 5)
Book chapter > peer review
Douglas B. Fuller / U.S. Controls on China Chip Tech will Crack if Tightened too Far
Tokyo : Nikkei Asia 2022
Net publication - Internet publication
Douglas B. Fuller / Weaponizing Interdependence & Global Value Chains : US Export Controls on Huawei.
Paper presented at American Political Science Association, APSA Annual Meeting 2022, 2022
Olivier Butzbach; Douglas B. Fuller; Gerhard Schnyder / Manufacturing Discontent : National Institutions, Multinational Firm Strategies, and Anti-globalization Backlash in Advanced Economies.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 67-93
Journal article > peer review
Douglas B. Fuller / Taiwan’s Industrial Districts and Economic Development
In: The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development. ed. /Arkebe Oqubay; Justin Yifu Lin. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 623-634 (Oxford Handbooks)
Book chapter > peer review
Douglas B. Fuller / Growth, Upgrading, and Limited Catch-up in China’s Semiconductor Industry
In: Policy, Regulation and Innovation: In China’s Electricity and Telecom Industries. . ed. /Loren Brandt; Thomas G. Rawski. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2019, p. 262-303
Book chapter > peer review
Da Teng; Douglas B. Fuller; Chengchun Li / Institutional Change and Corporate Governance Diversity in China’s SOEs
In: Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2018, p. 273-293
Journal article > peer review
Zongshi Chen; Douglas B. Fuller; Lu Zheng / Institutional Isomorphism and Chinese Private Corporate Philanthropy : State Coercion, Corruption, and Other Institutional Effects.
In: Asian Business and Management, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2018, p. 83-111
Review article > peer review
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