Honorary Professor of International Management at Judge Business School
Fellow and Director of Studies in Management at Jesus College, Cambridge

Peter J. Williamson is Professor of International Management at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and Fellow of Jesus College.

Peter divides his time between research and consulting on leadership, multinationals (with a special interest in emerging market firms), M&A, and business ecosystem innovation and serving as non-executive director of several companies spanning software through to green energy. He has held professorships at London Business School, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD (in Fontainebleau and Singapore).

Formerly with Merrill Lynch and The Boston Consulting Group, he earned his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Peter has been visiting China regularly since 1983, assisting numerous multinationals as well as Chinese companies going global.

Among his ten other books are two of Asia’s best-selling business books: Dragons at Your Door, and Winning in Asia, as well as The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Market Multinationals; and From Global to Metanational.

His more than 50 articles include: “Ecosystem Advantage: How to successfully harness the power of partners”, “Diversification, Core Competences and Corporate Performance”, “The New Mission for Multinationals”, “Accelerated Innovation”, and “Is Your Innovation Process Global?” — The latter received a Sloan-PwC Award honouring those articles that have contributed to the enhancement of management practice.


  • 14 APRIL 2020

    The Ecosystem Edge: How to innovate through Ecosystems

    De Meyer A. and P. Williamson

  • 2013

    The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Country Multinationals

    Peter J. Williamson, Ravi Ramamurti, Afonso Fleury, Maria Tereza Leme Fleury


  • 2007

    Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation is Disrupting the Rules of Global Competition

    Ming Zeng & Peter J. Williamson



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