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Phone: (785) 628-4201
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Dr. Steven Tam

Associate Professor of Management
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Contact Information:
Office: McCartney Hall 313
Office Phone: (785) 628-4695


PhD (Management), Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK
Postgraduate Certificate in 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 (MBA)
International Business (GR/UG)
Business Policy (UG)
Management Principles (UG)

Research Interests:

Chinese guanxi (ethics)
Firm growth and performance
Leadership styles
Organizational learning
Process innovation
SME development

Professional Activities:
Associate Editor, Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research


Dr. Tam is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Management, who earned his PhD degree from Surrey Business School in the UK. He has been a multi-time nominee for teaching excellence award and research award university-wide. He primarily teaches Strategic Management and International Business at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Blessed with nearly 30 years of industry and academic experience around the world with all elite organizations, he now enjoys working with many great students at FHSU.

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Tam drives interdisciplinary management research that focuses broadly on organization theory relating to strategy, leadership, learning, innovation, and ethics. His works, as a single or the first author, have appeared in leading scholarly journals such as Management Decision, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, European Journal of Training and Development, and Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, including a book chapter in a well-cited, edited research method book written by top scholars. In his research pipeline, Dr. Tam is collaborating with professors in the US, the UK, Australia, and Hong Kong. He presents papers regularly at international conferences, contributes as a session chair/reviewer, and serves as an associate editor for a business journal.

His quotes:
"A strategic mind includes not only what for but also what if." - Steven Tam
"A responsible decision maker is committed to a habit of comparing all foreseeable odds." - Steven Tam

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