Dr. Steven Tam

Assistant Professor of Management
 Steven Tam, Faculty Picture 
Contact Information:
Office: 318 McCartney Hall
Office Phone: (785) 628-4695
E-Mail: sktam@fhsu.edu 

PhD (Management), Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK.
Executive Education (Advanced Management), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
MBA (Business Administration), University of Central Missouri, MO.
BSBA (Computer Information Systems), University of Central Missouri, MO.

Courses Taught:
Strategic Management
International Business
Management Principles

Research Interests:
Inter-firm trust
SME development
Workplace learning
Culture in global business

Other Professional Activities:
Editorial Board, Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research.


Journal Articles: Under Review
Tam, S. and Gray, D. E., “Organizational learning, workplace learning and the organizational life cycle: Differential aspects of an integrated relationship in SMEs”, Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Tam, S. and Gray, D. E., “The practice of workplace learning in SME development: Implications for the organizational life cycle”, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Tam, S., “Good or Bad? Questioning the effect of guanxi on firm performance for multinational corporations (MNCs) in China”, Chinese Management Studies.

Tam, S. and Gray, D. E., “Is there a decision to make? Implications for SME owner-managers about workplace learning strategies at different growth stages”, Management Decision.

Book Chapters
Tam, S. and Gray, D. E. (in print), “Mixed methods in HRD research – Theory and practice from a study of Hong Kong SMEs”, in Saunders, M. and Tosey, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Human Resource Development, Edwin Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.

Dr. Tam did not have the luxury of pursuing a PhD degree right after his MBA and BSBA from Central Missouri. Instead, he worked in the industry for considerable years, leading various business functions before entering the academic world again where he has also lectured for more than a decade. He brings his rich international experience in IT consulting, business training and development, and higher education with all world top organizations to the classroom at Fort Hays. He received his PhD in Management from Surrey Business School in the UK. Dr. Tam is passionate in teaching and active in research. He engages in consulting work, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, and presents at international conferences on a regular basis. In his training/teaching adventure, Dr. Tam feels fortunate to be given kind compliments such as “a Magician on the Stage” in workshops and “a Teacher with Human Touch” in classes.

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