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.


Cronyism: A Cross-cultural Analysis. With T. Begley, and N. Khatri. Journal of International Business Studies. 37.1 (2006): 61-75. 2006 - Publication
Social Capital, Networks, and Knowledge Transfer. With A. Inkpen. Academy of Management Review. 30.1 (2005): 146-165. 2005 - Publication
Influences on Foreign Ownership Level and Entry Mode Choice in Vietnam. International Business Review. 14.4 (2005): 441-463. 2005 - Publication
Toward a Scientific Inquiry into Superstitious Business Decision Making. Organization Studies. 25.6 (2004): 923-946. 2004 - Publication
Knowledge Acquisition and Performance of International Joint Ventures in a Transition Economy. With K. Erramilli, and D. Nguyen. Journal of International Marketing. 12.2 (2004): 82-103. 2004 - Publication
Superstition and Decision-making: Contradiction or Complement? Academy of Management Executive. 18.4 (2004): 92-104. 2004 - Publication
The Asian Financial Crisis and Human Resource Management in Thailand: The Impact on Equity Perceptions. With O. Ananvoranich. International Studies of Management and Organization. 34.1 (2004): 83-103. 2004 - Publication
Antecedents and Consequences of Cronyism in Organizations. With. N. Khatri. Journal of Business Ethics. 43.4 (2003): 289-303. 2003 - Publication
Resistance to Restructuring in Sino-foreign Joint Ventures: Toward a Preliminary Model. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 16.2 (2003): 205-222. 2003 - Publication
Sharing International Joint Venturing Experience: A Study of Some Key Determinants. Management International Review. 42.2 (2002): 183-205. 2002 - 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.