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.


Knowledge Management and Innovation Strategy in the Asia Pacific.  With Y. Lu and M. Peng. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 25.3 (2008): 361-374   2008 - Publication
Organizational Unlearning. With S. Zahra. Human Relations. 61.10 (2008): 1435-1462. 2008 - Publication
Transferring Knowledge to Acquisition Joint Ventures: An Organizational Unlearning Perspective. Management Learning. 39.1 (2008): 5-20. 2008 - Publication
Learning and Strategic Alliances. With A. Inkpen. Academy of Management Annual Review. 1 (2008): 479-511. 2008 - Publication
The Impact of R&D on Value Added for Domestic and Foreign Firms in a Newly Industrialized Economy. With M. Toh and P. Yip. International Business Review. 17.4 (2008): 423-441. 2008 - Publication
Economic Distance and Survival of Foreign Direct Investments. With P. Yip. Academy of Management Journal. 50 (2007): 1156-1168. 2007 - Publication
The as-is Journal Review Process: Let Authors Own Their Ideas. With B. Fregy. Academy of Management Journal. 6.1 (2007): 128-136. 2007 - Publication
Interpreting Dummy Variables and Their Interaction Effects in Strategy Research. With P. Yip. Strategic Organization. 5.1 (2007): 13-30. 2007 - Publication
Behavioral Assumptions and Theory Development: The Case of Transaction Cost Economics. Strategic Management Journal. 27.11 (2006): 999-1011. 2006 - Publication
Economies of Scale versus Intellectual Curiosity. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 23.2 (2006): 157-165. 2006 - Publication

Additional Information

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
Awards and Recognition
  • Outstanding Reviewer award, Academy of Management Review, 2007
  • Best Reviewer award, Journal of Management Studies, 2006
  • Management and Organization Review, Consulting editor
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Senior editor (2008-2010)

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.