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Zhi Tang

Professor

Department of Management
Saunders College of Business

585-475-5991
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Zhi Tang

Professor

Department of Management
Saunders College of Business

Education

BA, Shandong University (China); MA, Fudan University (China); Ph.D., University of Alabama

Bio

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.

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Invited Article/Publication
Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Khan, S. (2022). Do the Rich Give More? The Effects of Family Wealth and Entrepreneurial Effort on Firm Philanthropy and Growth. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. . .
Tang, Z., Rothenberg, S., Tang, J., Renhong, Z., & Hongxin, Z. (2022). Social stratification and the philanthropy engagement strategy: Evidence from Chinese entrepreneurial firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. . .
Ghitulescu, B., Khazanchi, S., Tang, Z., & Yu, Y. (2021). One size does not fit all: the role of mentoring context in proactive individuals' scholarly impact. Career Development International. . .
Tang, J., & Tang, Z. (2021). Does it pay to bribe? The influence of bribery on new venture disbanding. Journal of General Management. 46. 185-196.
Tang, J., Tang, Z., Zhu, R., & Li, X. (2021). Entrepreneurs' resource background, innovation, philanthropy and the exit of external Investment in Private Ventures in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 38. 467–489.
Hull, C., Tang, Z., Tang, J., & Yang, J. (2020). Information diversity and innovation for born-globals. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 37. 1039–1060.
Olabisi, J., Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., & Tang, Z. (2019). Stakeholder Transformation Process: The Journey of an Indigenous Community. Journal of Business Ethics. 159. 1-21.
Luxmore, S., (2018). Institutional determinants of environmental corporate social responsibility: Are multinational entities taking advantage of weak environmental enforcement in lower‐income nations?. Business and Society Review. . .
Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2018). Stakeholder CSR orientation congruence, entrepreneurial orientation, and environmental performance of Chinese SMEs.. British Journal of Management. 29. 634-651.
Baron, R., Tang, J., & Tang, Z. (2018). Bribes as entrepreneurial actions: Why underdog entrepreneurs feel compelled to use them. Journal of Business Venturing. 33. 679-690.
Luxmore, S., Hull, C., & Tang, Z. (2018). Institutional Determinants of Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility: Are Multinational Entities Taking Advantage of Weak Environmental Enforcement in Lower-Income Nations. Business and Society Review. . .
Scully, M., Rothenberg, S., Beaton, E., & Tang, Z. (2017). Mobilizing the Wealthy: Doing. Business and Society. . .
Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Cowden, B. (2017). 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. (2017). The Impact of Human Resource Management on Corporate Social Performance Strengths and Concerns. Business and Society. . .
Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2016). Can media discipline Chinese firms' pollution behaviors? The mediating effects of the public and government. Journal of Management. . .
Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2016). The impact of competitors-firm power divergence on Chinese SMEs' environmental and financial performance. Journal of Business Ethics. . .
Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2015). The influence of stakeholder-firm power difference on corporate social responsibility of Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises.. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. . .
Smith, D., & Tang, Z. (2013). The Growth Performance of Top African American Businesses. Management Decision. . .
Tang, Z., Tang, J., & Katz, J. (2013). Proactiveness, Stakeholder�Firm Power Difference, and Product Safety and Quality of Chinese SMEs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. . .
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. 132-158.
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., & Smith, D. (2012). How does state ownership affect pollution control? Evidence from the Chinese iron and steel industry. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. . .
Luxmore, S., Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2012). When corporate social responsibility matters: An empirical investigation of contingencies. International Journal of Corporate Governance. . .
Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2012). Stakeholder-firm power difference, stakeholders' CSR orientation, and SMEs' environmental performance in China. Journal of Business Venturing. 27. 436-455.
Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2011). The Strategy Configuration of Chinese SMEs. Journal of Enterprising Culture. 19. 229&#8364-259.
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. 409-431.
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. 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. 143-163.
Tang, Z., Tang, J., Marino, L., Zhang, Y., & Li, Q. (2010). An investigation of entrepreneurial orientation and organizational strategies in Chinese SMEs. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. . .
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. 97-115.
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. 181-201.
Tang, Z., (2009). The Application of the Dimensionality Perspective in Organization Study. Emergence: Complexity and Organization. 11. 58-68.
Tang, Z., & Rothenberg, S. (2009). Does perceptual acuity matter? An investigation of entrepreneurial orientation, perceptual acuity, and firm performance. Journal of Enterprising Culture. 17. 79-102.
Rothenberg, S., Hira, R., & Tang, Z. (2008). Printing industry offshoring: Perspectives from U.S. based printers. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal. 1. 50-63.
Smith, D., Tang, Z., & Hale, J. (2008). Deriving a Taxonomy of IT Transition Costs. Journal of Information Technology Management. . .
Neely, M., Tribunella, T., Tang, Z., & Hull, C. (2008). What influence Salary: A study of MIS faculty job offers. Review of Business Information Systems. . .
Tang, Z., Powell, B., Marino, L., Tang, J., & Dickson, P. (2008). The Impact of Organizational Goal Setting on the Industrial Munificence-goal Attainment Relationship. International Journal of Business and Management. . .
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. 219-239.
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. 383-397.
Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Lohrke, F. (2007). Developing an Entrepreneurial Typology: The Roles of Attributional Styles and Entrepreneurial Alertness. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. . .
Tang, J., & Tang, Z. (2007). The Relationship of Achievement Motivation and Risk-Taking Propensity to New Venture Performance: A Test of the Moderating Effect of Environmental Munificence. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. . .
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ghitulescu, B., Tang, Z., Khazanchi, S., & Yu, Y. (2018). Proactive Personality and Creative Achievement: The Moderating Impact of Mentoring Relationships. Academy of Management.
Tang, J., & Tang, Z. (2017). Does it Pay to Bribe? The Influence of Firm Bribery Activity on Venture Disbanding. Academy of Management.
Tang, Z., Tang, J., Zhu, R., & Li, X. (2016). Equality of Opportunity, Charity Donation, and Growth Intentions of Chinese Entrepreneurs. Academy of Management.
Tang, Z., Hull, C., Tang, J., & Li, H. (2016). Born Global and Dying Young: Drivers of the Infancy Survival Rate of Born Globals in China. Academy of Management.
Tang, Z., & Tang, J. (2016). Should the Less Resourceful Be More Generous? Linking Chinese Entrepreneurs' Career Background, Charity Donation, and Exit Pace of External Equity Investment. The Conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
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.
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.
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.
Full Length Book
(2011). Proceedings of the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Tang, Z., Hull, C., & Rothenberg, S.
(2009). Proceedings of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Tang, Z., & Hull, C.
(2006). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Tang, Z., Marino, L., Lohrke, F., Dickson, P., & Weaver, M.
(2005). Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Conference. Tang, Z., & Bain, T.
Book Chapter
(2011). How corporate social responsibility is pursued affects firm financial performance. Proceedings of the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Tang, Z., Hull, C., & Rothenberg, S.
(2009). The diversity and relatedness of strategy configuration in Chinese SMEs. Proceedings of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Tang, Z., & Hull, C.
(2006). Entrepreneurial acuity: The relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the convergence of archival and perceptual measures of environmental uncertainty.. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Tang, Z., Marino, L., Lohrke, F., Dickson, P., & Weaver, M.
(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., & Bain, T.
Published Conference 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.

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