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Zhi Tang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Forman Chair Collaboration Research, Zutes Fellow

Office Location: LOW-2327

Office Phone: 585-475-5991

Fax: 585-475-5975

Email:
ztang@saunders.rit.edu

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Meet Zhi

Zhi Tang graduated from the University of Alabama with a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management in August 2006. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Shandong University, China and an M.S. in Finance from Fudan University, China. His research interests are in the areas of environmental uncertainty, entrepreneurial orientation, and organizational complexity. Tang likes sports, especially tennis, volleyball, and swimming.


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information


Staff Assistant: Karen St. George
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6042
Education
  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management from University of Alabama, 2006
  • M.A. in Finance from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2000
  • B.A. in Economics from Shandong University, Jinan, China, 1997
Experience
  • Head Manager of Marketing Department and Busi | Shanghai Cable Network Co. | 2000-2002
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International business
Research

Journal Articles

  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2016). The impact of competitors-firm power divergence on Chinese SMEs' environmental and financial performance. Journal of Business Ethics .
  • Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Cowden, B. (2016). Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, CEO dual values, and SME performance in state-owned vs. non-state-owned enterprises in China. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice .
  • Rothenberg, S., Hull, C., & Tang, Z. (2015). The Impact of Human Resource Management on Corporate Social Performance Strengths and Concerns. Business and Society .
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2014). The impact of competitors-firm power divergence on Chinese SMEs' environmental and financial performance. Journal of Business Ethics .
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2013). Can media discipline Chinese firms' pollution behaviors? The mediating effects of the public and government. Journal of Management .
  • Tang, Z., Tang, J., & Katz, J. (2013). Proactiveness, StakeholderFirm Power Difference, and Product Safety and Quality of Chinese SMEs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice .
  • Smith, D., & Tang, Z. (2013). The Growth Performance of Top African American Businesses. Management Decision .
  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2012). An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Perceived Environmental Hostility, and Strategy Application among Chinese SMEs. Journal of Small Business Management, 50 (1), 132-158.
  • Luxmore, S., Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2012). When corporate social responsibility matters: An empirical investigation of contingencies. International Journal of Corporate Governance .
  • Tang, Z., Hull, C., & Rothenberg, S. (2012). How corporate social responsibility engagement strategy moderates the CSR-financial performance relationship. Journal of Management Studies .
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2012). Stakeholder-firm power difference, stakeholders' CSR orientation, and SMEs' environmental performance in China. Journal of Business Venturing, 27 (4), 436-455.
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2011). Entrepreneurial orientation and performance of SMEs in China' s changing environment: The moderating effects of strategies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 29 (2), 409-431.
  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2011). The Strategy Configuration of Chinese SMEs. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 19 (3), 229&#8364-259.
  • Tang, Z., Dickson, P., Marino, L., Tang, J., & Powell, B. (2010). The Value of Organizational Ambivalence in an Uncertain World. British Journal of Management, 21 (4), 809-828.
  • Kreiser, P., Marino, L., Davis, J., Tang, Z., & Lee, C. (2010). Firm-level entrepreneurship: The role of proactiveness, innovativeness, and strategic renewal in the creation and exploitation of opportunities. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 15 (2), 143-163.
  • Tang, Z., Kreiser, P., Marino, L., & Weaver, M. (2010). Exploring Proactiveness as a Moderator in the Process of Perceiving Industrial Munificence: A Field Study of SMEs in Four Countries. Journal of Small Business Management, 48 (2), 97-115.
  • Tang, Z., & Rothenberg, S. (2009). Does perceptual acuity matter? An investigation of entrepreneurial orientation, perceptual acuity, and firm performance. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 17 (1), 79-102.
  • Tang, Z., Kreiser, P., Marino, L., Dickson, P., & Weaver, M. (2009). A hierarchical perspective of the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 5 (2), 181-201.
  • Tang, Z. (2009). The Application of the Dimensionality Perspective in Organization Study. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 11 (1), 58-68.
  • Tang, J., Tang, Z., Marino, L., Zhang, Y., & Li, Q. (2008). Exploring An Inverted U-Shape Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance in Chinese New Ventures.. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32 (1), 219-239.
  • Rothenberg, S., Hira, R., & Tang, Z. (2008). Printing industry offshoring: Perspectives from U.S. based printers. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 1 (1), 50-63.
  • Tang, J., Tang, Z., Zhang, Y., & Li, Q. (2007). The impact of entrepreneurial orientation and ownership type on firm performance in the emerging region of China. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 12 (4), 383-397.

Proceedings

  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2009). The diversity and relatedness of strategy configuration in Chinese SMEs. In George T. Solomon (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Book Chapters

  • Tang, Z., & Bain, T. (2005). Sam Walton goes to China: What MNCs will find when they invest their foreign capital in China's human capital. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Conference (pp. ). LERA.
  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2009). The diversity and relatedness of strategy configuration in Chinese SMEs. Proceedings of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (pp. ). AOM.
  • Tang, Z., Hull, C., & Rothenberg, S. (2011). How corporate social responsibility is pursued affects firm financial performance. Proceedings of the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (pp. ). AOM.
  • Tang, Z., Marino, L., Lohrke, F., Dickson, P., & Weaver, M. (2006). Entrepreneurial acuity: The relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the convergence of archival and perceptual measures of environmental uncertainty.. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (pp. ). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

Presentations

  • Tang, Z., Tang, J., Zhu, R., & Li, X. (2015). The Role of Social Embeddedness in Equity Financing for Chinese Entrepreneurs. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2014). Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, CEO dual values, and SME performance in state-owned vs. non-state-owned enterprises in China. USASBE.
  • Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Cowden, B. (2014). Investigating the joint contributions of EO and CEO values to performance of Chinese SMEs. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2013). The Influence of Stakeholder-firm Power difference on Corporate Social Responsibility of Chinese SMEs. USASBE.
  • Tang, J., & Tang, Z. (2013). Investigating the Joint Contributions of EO, Ownership and CEO Values to Chinese SMEs' Performance. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2012). Entrepreneurial Orientation, Stakeholder-Firm Power Difference, and SMEs Product Safety in China. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., Hull, C., & Rothenberg, S. (2011). How corporate social responsibility is pursued affects firm financial performance. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2011). Stakeholder-firm Power Difference and SMEs' Environmental Performance in China. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z. (2010). The two faces of Chinese state-owned iron and steel companies in controlling pollution: A longitudinal and regional perspective. The Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2010). The moderating effects of strategies on the curvilinear relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and performance of Chinese SMES. The Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2009). The diversity and relatedness of strategy configuration in Chinese SMEs. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2009). The curvilinear relation between entrepreneurial orientation and performance of Chinese SMEs: Moderating effects of strategies. Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2008). Strategic Configurations in Chinese SMEs. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., Tang, J., Mario, L., Zhang, Y., & Li, Q. (2008). An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Organizational Strategies in China. The Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
  • Tang, Z., Powell, B., Mario, L., Tang, J., & Dickson, P. (2008). The impact of organizational goal setting on the industrial munificence-goal attainment relationship for SMEs. USASBE.
  • Tang, Z., & Rothenberg, S. (2008). Does perceptual acuity matter? – An investigation of entrepreneurial orientation, perceptual acuity, and firm performance. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, J., Tang, Z., Mario, L., Zhang, Y., & Li, Q. (2007). What are the "entrepreneurial" strategies in China. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2007). Blow the horn or watch the mirror: An exploratory study of the vigilant side of entrepreneurial orientation. SMS. New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship: Strategy, Governance, and Evolution.
  • Tang, Z., & Powell, B. (2006). A Longitudinal Study of Resource Allocation Activity and Competitiveness Complexity. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, Z., Kreiser, P., Mario, L., Dickson, P., & Weaver, M. (2006). Entrepreneurial Orientation and the Environment: A Hierarchical Perspective of the Dimensions of EO. Academy of Management.
  • Smith, D., Tang, Z., & Hale, J. (2006). Deriving a Taxonomy of IT Transition Costs. Academy of Management.
  • Bain, T., & Tang, Z. (2005). Sam Walton goes to China: What MNCs will find when they invest their foreign capital in China's human capital. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Conference.
  • Tang, Z. (2005). An empirical study of environmental uncertainty, internal variety, and firm performance in SMEs. Academy of Management.
  • Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Lohrke, F. (2005). Exploring an entrepreneurial typology: Attributional styles and entrepreneurial alertness. Academy of Management.
  • Marino, L., Lohrke, F., Tang, Z., Dickson, P., & Weaver, M. (2005). Entrepreneurial acuity: Examining the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the convergence of objective and perceptual measures of environmental uncertainty in SMEs. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Tang, Z., Marino, L., Tang, J., & Weaver, M. (2005). An exploration of the hierarchical relationship among entrepreneurship orientation dimensions. Southern Management Association.

Research Grant


  • 2018: Tang, J., Zhang, Y., & Tang, Z., National Natural Science Foundation of China.