Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang

Dallas World Salute Distinguished Professor in Global Strategy
Professor of Strategy and International Management
Tags: Organizations, Strategy and International Management

Professional Preparation

PhD - Management
University of Cambridge - 1997
Peking University - 1992
Chinese University of Hong Kong - 1986
B.Soc.Sco - Economics
University of Hong Kong - 1983

Research Areas

Research Interests

Organizational learning, foreign direct investment, strategic alliances, and philosophical analysis of methodological issues.


Historical Ties and Foreign Direct Investment: An Exploratory Study. With S. Makino. Journal of International Business Studies. 2011 - Publication
How Contrastive Explanation Facilitates Theory Building. With F. Ellsaesser. Academy of Management Review. 2011 - Publication
Networks and Cronyism: A Social Exchange Analysis. With T. Begley and K. Naresh. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 27.2 (2010): 281-297. 2010 - Publication
Testing Management Theories: Critical Realist Philosophy and Methods. With K. Miller. Strategic Management Journal. 2010 - Publication
Commentary - Assumptions, Explanation, and Prediction in Marketing Science:“It’s the Findings, Stupid, Not the Assumptions”. Marketing Science. 28.5 (2009): 986-990. 2009 - Publication
How Do Internal Capabilities and External Partnerships Affect Innovativeness? With M. Peng and Y. Su. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.  26.2 (2009): 309-331. 2009 - Publication
Rejoinder - Robust Prediction and Unrealistic Assumptions. Marketing Science. 28.5 (2009): 999-1000. 2009 - Publication
Competition, Agglomeration, and Performance of Beijing Hotels. With P. Yip. Service Industries Journal. 29.2 (2009): 155-171. 2009 - Publication

Additional Information

Editorial Board Membership
  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2001 – 2007)
  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Journal of World Business
  • Management and Organization Review (2007 –2009)
  • Management International Review
  • Organization Studies
  • Management and Organization Review, Consulting editor
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Senior editor (2008-2010)
Professional Organizations
  • Senior Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2008-2010)
  • Senior Editor, Management and Organization Review
  • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review (2006-2011)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of World Business
  • Editorial Board Member, Management International Review
  • Editorial Board Member, Organization Studies

News Articles

Study Offers Different Perspective on Entrepreneurial Opportunities
In entrepreneurship research, the idea that entrepreneurial  opportunities are waiting to be discovered has been challenged by researchers who believe that they are instead created by the entrepreneurs. 

Now, a study from The University of Texas at Dallas offers a third view — the actualization approach — as a possibility. 

“We argue that entrepreneurial opportunities do not really exist objectively like a piece of lost luggage, as proposed by the discovery approach,” said Dr. Eric Tsang, Dallas World Salute Distinguished Professor in Global Strategy in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, who recently published the paper in the Academy of Management Review. 
Study: Sharing Knowledge Positively Impacts Innovation in Retail
When a customer shops in a clothing store, a sales associate may learn more about what the customer wants by initiating a conversation, or he or she may recommend pieces to complete an ensemble. To provide more personalized services, a store may create a brief record of its regular customers.

A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas finds that a retail store should share these customer service experiences with other units in the same chain to have more innovative behavior in its own store.