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Stephen D. Tsai

 
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai received his Ph.D. from National Cheng-chi University Taiwan and is currently a full professor at National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) in the Business Administration Department. He is in charge in the Training and educational Center which is sponsored by Minister of Economy and offers on-job training courses for Taiwanese S.M.E. companies. He has dedicated his efforts in studying Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management and Organizational Change and has made quite a few publications in Chinese and English. These works has been published in Organization Studies, Industrial Management & Data Systems , EmergenceComplexity and Organization,Journal of Management (In Chinese)Journal of entrepreneurship research (In Chinese) etc.

Professor Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai is very experienced in university administration as well as in academy. He has been the director of Business Administration Dep., the director of the Institute of Communication Management, the Dean of Management College and the Secretary General to the President of NSYSU. For academic experience, he has invited as a visiting scholar by the Stanford University and the University of Cambridge. Recently received honor as the NSYSU's Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and academic services. 

Currently, Dr. Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai has tried to develop research from distinct mode of thinking and invite narrative think way to proceed. By focusing on discourse, story as well as life-story he tries to contribute more fruitful, insightful implications regarding his major research topics (which are: Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management and Organizational Change) to the academic society. And recently he dedicates more efforts on Entrepreneurial research by looking at Entrepreneur’s life-story to explore topics regarding entrepreneur’s identity and entrepreneurial learning.

AREA of EXPERTISE

Entrepreneurial Research、Strategic Management、Qualitative Research Method、Complexity Science Theory、Knowledge Management

WORK HISTORY

1985~ present

Professor, Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University

2009

Visiting Scholar, College of Management & Economics, Vaxjo University

2003/08~ 2006/07

Secretary General to the President of NSYSU

2000/09 ~ 2003/07

Dean of the College of Management, NSYSU

2000/08 ~ 2001/07

Director of the Institute of Communication Management, NSYSU

1992/08 ~ 1997/07

Director of the Department of Business Management, NSYSU

1988 ~ 1989

Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

1998

Visiting Scholar, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge

EDUCATION

1985        Ph.D. in Business Administration, Cheng-chi University Taiwan
1979        MBA, National Cheng-chi University Taiwan
1977        BS in Agriculture Engineering, National Taiwan University

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Academic Journals

 

  • 高明瑞、蔡敦浩、林慧音、張采綾、張丞玉,2015,「白玉蘿蔔與美濃農村:一個逆轉勝的社會創業歷程」,中山管理評論,5卷4期:847-875。(TSSCI)

  • 蔡敦浩、吳孟珍,2015,「無限延伸音樂—台灣流行音樂產業與陳建寧的創業」,中山管理評論,5卷4期:905-931。(TSSCI)

  • Shang-Jen Li, Anders W. Johansson, Stephen D.H. Tsai, (2015), " What stories are told from a family business and when?”, Revue de l'entrepreneuriat. (Accepted 2014.12.26)

  • Y. C. Liu, D. H. Tsai, & J. C. Hung (2014) How cultural industry clusters could promote the process of revitalization of depleted communities: From the perspective of ANT (actor-network theory)( 文化產業群聚如何促動凋敝社區再生發展:行動者網絡理論的觀點」). Industry and Management Forum.(Accepted 2014.10.28)

  • Lee, Ching-Fang, Tsai, Stephen D. H. and Amjadi, M. (2012). The Adaptive Approach: Reflections on Knowledge Management Models. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21, 1, 30-41. (SSCI)

  • Kao, Ming-Rea, Tsai, Stephen, D. H. and Lin, Hui-Yin (2012). Narrating a social entrepreneur’s Incubation and practice. Journal of Entrepreneurship Research, 7, 1, 55-82. (In Chinese)

  • Hsiao, R. L., Tsai, Stephen D. H. and Lee, C. F. (2011). Collaborative Knowing: the Adaptive Nature of Cross-Boundary Spanning. Journal of Management Studies, 49, 3, 463-491. (SSCI)

  • Tsai, Stephen D. H. and Liu, Ted Yu-Chung (2011). Towards the multiplicity of entrepreneurship studies: Introducing the emergent perspectives and approaches. Journal of Entrepreneurship Research, 6, 4, 1-12.(In Chinese)

  • Tsai, Stephen D. H. and Liu, Ted Yu-Chung (2010). Organization Narrative: The Narrative Turn in Organizational Study. Research in Applied Psychology, 47, 21-40. (TSSCI)

  • Tsai, Stephen, D.H., Shih, Chin-Chung and Li, Shang-Jen (2010). Narrating Entrepreneurial Story: Awareness, Learning and Reinterpretation. Organization and Management, 3, 2, 67-91. (TSSCI)

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H., Lin, Shao-Yi, and Li, Shang-Jen (2010). Action-oriented entrepreneurship: representation of entrepreneurial experience on CAS perspective. Journal of Management, 27, 1, 57-73. (TSSCI)

  • Ruey-Lin Hsian, Dun-Hou Tsai, Ching-Fang Lee. (forthcoming). Collaborative Knowing: the Adaptive Nature of Cross-Boundary Spanning. Journal of Management Studies. 【SSCI, Impact factor:2.805 for 2009】(Accepted Date: 5-May-2011 )

  • Lee, Ching-Fang, Tsai, Stephen and Amjadi, Mansour (forthcoming) "The Adaptive Approach: Reflections on Knowledge Management Models", Journal of Management Inquiry: (Accepted Date: 14-Apr-2011) 【SSCI, Impact factor:0.615 for 2009】

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Li, Shang-Jen, Shao-Yi Lin,,「Action-oriented entrepreneurship: representation of entrepreneurial experience on CAS perspective」,Journal of Management (In Chinese). (Forth comin) (TSSCI)

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, C.F. Lee,(2008),「The Emergence of Situated Knowledge: A Narrative Inquiry Concerning Semiconductor Engineers' Troubleshooting Experiences」,Journal of Management (In Chinese),Vol.25(6), pp699-716。(TSSCI)

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Li, Shang-Jen, Shao-Yi Lin,,(2008),「A New Approach in Entrepreneurship Research: an Implication of Narrative Inquiry」, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, Vol.16 (2), pp: 321-350。(TSSCI)

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Li, Shang-Jen, Mansour,Amjadi (2007), " Continuous Entrepreneurial Mechanism in the Modern Conglomerate- Through the Perspective of Complex Adaptive System", The Journal of Global Business Management, Vol. 3, Num. 2, October, 2007。

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Li, Shang-Jen, Shao-Yi Lin, (2007),”The new theoretical paradigm of entrepreneurial research-complexity science theory”,Journal of entrepreneurship research, Vol.2(1):31-60 (In Chinese)

  • Hsiang-Lin Cheng, Pei-How Huang , Stephen D.H. Tsai, (2006), ” Configurating the Internationalization Behaviors of Taiwanese SMEs in the Industrial Ecology Viewpoint by Conceptual Typology Approach- Four Manufacturing Industries in Vietnam”, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, Vol. 14(1):109-159 (In Chinese)

  • Yung-Chi Chang, Stephen D.H Tsai, Wen-Ling Lin, Ko-Chieh Chen, (2006), “Parallel-Connecting New Product Development Process and Competitive Advantage:A Case Study of Bicycle Industry in Taiwan”, Journal of Management Review, Vol. 25(4):101-134 (In Chinese)

  • Hsiao, R.L., Stephen D.H. Tsai, C.F. Lee,(2005), “The Problem of Embeddedness: Knowledge Transfer in Knowledge Management Systems”,Organization studies.

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H., C.F. Lee, C.C. Lee,(2005), “Knowledge Management meshing with work Practices: A Case Study Exploring ASE's Knowledge Communities”, Industrial Management & Data Systems.

  • Tsai, Stephen D., Pan, Chung Yu, and Chiang, Hong Quei, (2004), “Shifting the Mental Model and Emerging Innovative Behavior: Action Research of a Quality Management System”, Emergence:Complexity and Organization, Issue 6(4), pp.28-39.

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai and Tzu-tang Lan(2003).”A Complex Adaptive System Perspective on the Development of Emerging Industries-A Research of E-Learning Industry in Taiwan”, Journal of Management(In Chinese). 21(6): 717-734.(TSSCI)

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai and Tzu-tang Lan and Chin-fang Lee, “The Knowledge Roadmap for Corporations: A Integrated New Model”,Industry Forum(In Chinese). 6(4):47-74.

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai and Kochieh Chen(2002).” The Qualitative Methods and Management Researches.”, Commerce & Management Quarterly, Vol.2(4).(In Chinese)

Conference Papers

  • 蔡敦浩、李至昱、陳懷萱(2014)社會創業的新視野與新可能:從創業管理到社會開創,發表於《2014社會企業論文研討會》(2014,10,31)

  • 高明瑞、蔡敦浩、林慧音(2014). 開創觀點下的創業研究-以“生祥與樂團們”音樂文化創業歷程為個案討論,發表於《2014臺灣科技大學管理新思維研討會》(2014,11,7)

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H,, Jack Chih Yuan Wang, and Lee, Roy Chih-Yu(2014). A Case Study of BS Supplementary Education Group and Roy Chih You Lee, Institution, Sep 18-19. Paper presented to 9th (ECIE 2014), Belfast, UK.

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H,, and Wu, Meng Chen(2014). The Socially Constructed industrial domain logic through Entrepreneurial Learning in Practice. Jun 11-14. Paper presented to 59th International Council for Small Business World Cnference(ICSB 2014), Dublin, Ireland.

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H, Y. C. Liu, & J. C. Hung (2012). From Antagonism to Cooperation: Social Entrepreneurship in the Becoming of Cultural Products. July 11-14, Paper presented to 30th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS 2012), Barcelona, Spain.

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H, C.M. Lin (2012). Innocent and introspection in the process of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship learning under the chaos environment. July 11-14, Paper presented to 30th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS 2012), Barcelona, Spain.

  • Y.C. Liu & Tsai, Stephen D.H (2012). The Entrepreneuring Displacement and the Unfolding of Subjectivity of Entrepreneurs. July 11-14, Paper presented to 30th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS 2012), Barcelona, Spain.

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H,Johansson, A.W, S.Y. Lin, and M.R. Kao(2012). Mobility of Story in Culture Entrepreneuring. July 11-14, Paper presented to 30th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS 2012), Barcelona, Spain.

  • Tsai, D.H., Tsai, C.H. & Wu, S.F., (2011). “Stories of IC cluster development: An Actor-Network Theory perspective in entrepreneuring process”, Contemporary issues in Taiwanese Innovation, Innovation Systems and Entrepreneurship conference, Lund university 12-14, January, 2011.

  • Tsai, Stephen D.H., Lin, Shao-Yi and Tsai, Chih-Hao (2010). Space image and entrepreneurs’ life: aesthetics in entrepreneurial process. Paper presented at 5th European conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Athens 16-17 September 2010.

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Chin-Chung Shih, Li, Shang-Jen, (2009), " The Perspective of Practical Theory in Entrepreneurship--The Life Narrative of Chinese Clinic Director Fu", Paper presented at 4th European conference on Entrepreneurship and innovation, September 10-11, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Shao-yi Lin, Shang-Jen Li, (2008),” Complexity in entrepreneurial process: the initial stage and development”, Paper presented at 2008 International Conference Program of Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Nov. 8-9 2008, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Li, Shang-Jen, Mansour, Amjadi (2008),” Duplicate Entrepreneurship in turbulent environment”, Paper presented at International Conference on Business and Information 2008, July 7-9, Seoul, Korea

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Shao-yi Lin, Shang-Jen Li, (2008),” Action-Oriented Entrepreneurship: Representation of Entrepreneurial Process”, Paper presented at 6th Asia Academy of Management Conference, December 14-16, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Li, Shang-Jen, Mansour,Amjadi (2006), " Contiguous Entrepreneurship in Modern Conglomerate –the Perspective of Complex Adaptive System", European conference on Entrepreneurship and innovation Paris 16-17 November 2006.

  • Ruey-Lin Hsiao, Stephen D.H. Tsai and Ching-Fang Lee.(2004), “Knowing in Practice: Interpreting Knowledge Work and the Adoption of a Knowledge-sharing System”, Academy of Management Conference.

  • Stephen D. H. Tsai, Blue T. T. Lan, Edward Y. F. Lo and Irene Y. P. Wu. (2004),“The Managerial Functions of Global Operations Headquarters”, International Conference on Multinationals in China, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

  • Ruey-Lin Hsiao, Stephen D.H. Tsai and Ching-Fang Lee.(2003), “The Problem of Embeddedness: Knowledge Transfer : Situated Practice, and the Role of Information Systems”, International Conference On Information Systems.

  • Stephen D.H. Tsai, Chiang, Hong-Quei(2002), “Strategic Thinking in Complex Adaptive System: A Case Study of the Passive Component Industry,” Managing the Complex IV, The Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, Gulf Coast University, Florida.

Other Publications

  • Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai, Ted Yu-Chung Liu, Jersan Hu, and Shang-Jen Li (2014)(Eds.) Entrepreneurship in Asia: Social Enterprise, Network and Grass-Root Case Studies, Stallion Press, Singapore.

  • Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai and Chih-You Lee(2014) A Discussion of Community of Practice and the Construction of Organization Core Competence — A Case Study of BS Supplementary Education Group, in “Entrepreneurship in Asia: Social Enterprise, Network and Grass-Root Case Studies”, pp. 129-152.

  • Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai and Meng-Chen Wu.(2014). The Socially Constructed Industry Landscape through Entrepreneurial Practice Innovation: Health-Care Product Industry in China, in “Entrepreneurship in Asia: Social Enterprise, Network and Grass-Root Case Studies”, pp. 169-184.

PROJECTS

Period

Title

2010.08-2013.07

Learning in the Entrepreneuring the narration of Chinese entrepreneurs

2011.01-2012.12

Local entrepreneurial action the integration of local capital in the development of creative cites/towns: the narration and practice of local entrepreneurs

2011.11-2012.10

The construction of R&D knowledge management system

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2004-2009

Degree

Course

Doctoral

SEMINAR IN ADVANCED MANAGEMENT THEORY.
RESEARCH IN ADVANCED ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT.
SEMINAR IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (III).
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT II.
ENTREPRENEURIAL RESEARCH & NARRATIVE INQUIRY.
ADVANCED STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT THEORY

MBA

BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY.
NARRATIVE INQUIRY.
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENT

Part-time MBA

BBA

SERVICES

Year

Title

AWARDS

Period

Title

2012

17th Small and Medium Entreprise Thesis Award

2011

16th Small and Medium Entreprise Thesis Award

2011

Best Paper Award in the Journal of Management (Chinese)

2004

Mentor of the Best Papers for SME’s Studies (Ph.D. Dissertation) (Chinese Management Association, 2004)

2004

Mentor of the Best Papers for SME’s Studies (Master Thesis) (Chinese Management Association, 2004)

2003

Mentor of the Best Papers for SME’s Studies (Master Thesis) (Chinese Management Association, 2003)

2000

Mentor of the Best Papers for SME’s Studies (Master Thesis) (Chinese Management Association, 2000)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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