BiographyEric W. K. Tsang was born and grew up in Hong Kong. Before joining academia, he was a corporate banker at HSBC in Hong Kong. He is the Dallas World Salute Distinguished Professor of Global Strategy at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, and is a research fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He previously held faculty positions at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Wayne State University in Detroit, and was an honorary professor at Sun Yat-sen University in China.
Dr. Tsang's main research interests include organizational learning, strategic alliances, foreign direct investment, entrepreneurship, and philosophical analysis of methodological issues. He has published in leading business journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, MIS Quarterly, Marketing Science, and Strategic Management Journal. In addition to being a fellow of the Academy of International Business, he is a top scholar in in applying philosophy to solve methodological problems related to assumption, explanation, generalization, ontology, replication, and theory testing. Some of these research results were included in his book The Philosophy of Management Research (Routledge, 2017).
Dr. Tsang's publications have been well cited by fellow researchers and have made significant contributions to the literature. For example, his co-authored article titled “Social Capital, Networks, and Knowledge Transfer” won the 2015 Academy of Management Review Decade Award.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Foreign direct investment
Philosophical analysis of methodological issues
Travel around the world