Professor Tsai is the John Arnold Professor of Management in the Management and Organization Department. He received his PhD in Business Administration at the London Business School in 1998. His publications appear in top journals (such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal) and have been very well cited. He has also coauthored a book on Social Networks and Organizations (Sage).
Professor Tsai's research interests include social capital, knowledge sharing, coopetition, and network evolution inside and across organizations. He is currently involved in research projects that investigate cooperative and competitive dynamics in multiple industries.
Ph D, Strategic and International Management, London Business School, 1998
MBA, Business and Finance, The George Washington University, 1992
BBA, International Trade, National Taiwan University, 1990
MGMT 539 – Social Networks (3)
Learn theory, concepts and methods for research on organizational social networks. MGMT 539 Seminar in Organizational Social Networks (3) This course familiarizes doctoral students with the theory, research and methodological issues connected with social network analysis in organizational contexts. The course encompasses topics from the micro level (e.g., cognition and networks) to the macro level (e.g., interorganizational networks) and introduces a range of network ideas concerned with centrality, structural holes, embeddedness, and social capital. Class periods will consist mainly of focused discussion of academic papers, but will also include discussion of data analysis exercises, and student presentations. Upon completion of the course, students should have a good grasp of social network concepts and methods and be able to use them to conduct research. The course requirements include participation in discussion, the completion of data analysis exercises, and the writing of a research paper. The course is designed for 15 students and is likely to be offered once every two years.
MGMT 578 – Sem Corp Stratgy (3)
Current theoretical and research issues applicable to the study of corporate strategy formulation and implementation.
MGMT 601 – Ph.D Dis Full-Time
MGMT 461 – Intnl Mgmt (3)
Examines issues of nations and cultures including motivation, communication, negotiation, leadership, ethics and social responsibility, and women in management.
MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (1)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
MGMT 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.