Tang Wang

Tang Wang


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Charles C. and John G. Gates Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Business and Economics

  • PhD, Entrepreneurship, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MS, Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System, University of Science and Technology of China
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics


I received my Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to starting my doctoral study, I worked for Microsoft Research Asia in the multimedia computing area. My current teaching and research lies in the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation management. More specifically, my research work addresses how the conflicts at both the macro- (institution, national boundary) and micro-level (resource, identity) influence an entrepreneur’s behavior, innovation, and new venture performance. My teaching portfolio including technological entrepreneurship will provide students with frameworks for diagnosing and dealing with the challenges and opportunities that arise in global settings.

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Venture capital financing

Research Interests

  • Technology and innovation management
  • Entrepreneurial strategy and marketing
  • Entrepreneurial team and decision making
  • Social network and strategic alliance
  • Venture capital and initial public offering

Recent Publications

  • Song M, Wang T, Parry M. 2010. Do market information processes improve new venture performance? Journal of Business Venturing, 25(6): 556-568.
  • Libaers D, Wang T. 2012. Foreign-born academics: Entrepreneurial academics or academic entrepreneurs? R&D Management, 42(3): 254-272.
  • Song L, Erekson OH, Wang T, Song M. (In press). Pioneering advantages and entrepreneurs’ first-mover decisions: An empirical investigation for the United States and China. Journal of Product Innovation Management.