Yuwei Shi is Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He was the founding dean of Middlebury’s Graduate School of International Policy and Management, and led the integration of its two predecessor schools in policy and business. He was also the founding director of the Frontier Market Scouts Program, an award winning education program in social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Yuwei is an expert in competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model development and venture performance evaluation. He has published over three dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and a number of books and book chapters. He is an award winning teacher and researcher who has taught MBA and doctoral programs in nearly a dozen universities across the globe.
He had over a decade of experience building programs and companies as administrator at the Nanyang Business School and Middlebury, consultant to Andersen Consulting and Bain & Co, founder and executive at SFKX, PeerView, DeepK and Scholarly Exchange, and columnist for the China Economic Daily and other business media. His last non-academic job was Advising Partner at Indachin, a boutique venture capital firm, responsible for business model methodology to help grow the portfolio companies.
Yuwei earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong 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 School of Management.
A team of two Middlebury Institute students won the Student Division of the Monterey Bay Start-Up Challenge with their idea to create an insurance market social enterprise that started as a class project.