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Prof. Sam GARG

Prof. Sam GARG

Associate Professor

samgarg@ust.hk

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, Organizations, Strategy, and Enterpreneurship
  • M.A. Stanford University, Sociology
  • B.Eng National University of Singapore, Computer Engineering, minor in Entrepreneurship

 


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Associate Profesor, July 2019 - present, Assistant Professor, September 2011 - June 2019.

  • INSEAD, Visiting Scholar, August-October, 2012.

  • INSEAD, Research Associate, 2001 - 2005.

  • NetXylem Pte Ltd (Singapore), Founder and CEO, 2000 - 2001.


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. Forthcoming. Entrepreneurial firms grow up: Board undervaluation, board evolution, and firm performance in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal.

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. 2018. Undervaluation of directors: Impact on turnover of directors (and CEO) in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal, 39: 429-457.

  • Garg, S. & Eisenhardt, K. 2017. Unpacking the CEO-board relationship in entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 1828-1858.

  • Garg, S. & Furr, N. 2017. Venture boards: Past insights and future directions. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 11: 326-343.

  • Garg, S. 2014. Microfoundations of board monitoring: The case of entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Review, 39: 114-117.

  • Garg, S. 2013. Venture boards: Distinctive monitoring and implications for firm performance. Academy of Management Review, 38: 90-108.

  • Furr, N., Cavaretta, F., & Garg, S. 2012. Who changes course? The role of domain knowledge and novel framing in making technology changes. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 6: 236-256.

    • Finalist, Glueck Best Paper Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, 2011.

    • Distinguished Paper Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, 2011.

Book

  • De Meyer, A. & Garg, S. 2005. Inspire to innovate: Management and innovation in Asia. Palgrave MacMillan, London, UK.

    • Finalist, Best Management Book of the Year, MCA, United Kingdom, 2005.

Book Chapters

  • De Meyer, A. & Garg, S. 2004. Innovation management in Asia: Some preliminary findings. In Albers, S. (Ed.) Cross functional innovation management: Perspectives from different disciplines. GWV-Vieweg, Germany.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Garg, S. & Li, Q. 2016. Board Leadership and CEO Departures in Entrepreneurial Firms. The Academy of Management Proceedings (1):13473.

  • Garg, S., Howard, M.D., Pahnke, E.C. 2016. Venture Boards: The Impact of CVC-Directors on Venture Innovation. The Academy of Management Proceedings (1):13912.

  • Li, Q. & Garg, S. 2016. Mis-assignment of Board Leadership Positions at IPO and Firm Performance. The Academy of Management Proceedings (1):13637.

  • Garg, S. & Li, Q. 2015. Director Exit: The Prestige-Power Gap in Newly Public Ventures. The Academy of Management Proceedings (1):13270.

  • Furr, N., Cavarretta, F. & Garg, S. 2011. The dangers of deep knowledge: New ventures in the U.S. solar industry. The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, San Antonio, TX.


SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Kusnadi, H. 2017. New Ways of Seeing Board Monitoring, Presented at the Academy of Management Journal Workshop, Hong Kong.

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. 2017. Board Evolution, Presented at INSEAD Behavioral Corporate Governance Conference, France.

  • Garg, S. & Li, Q. 2016. Board leadership structure and CEO departures in entrepreneurial firms. Presented at the annual meeting of Academic of Management, Anaheim, CA.

  • Garg, S. & Eisenhardt, K. 2016. Unpacking the CEO-board relationship in entrepreneurial firms. Presented at Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hong Kong & the Macro Meets Micro Conference, Arizona State University, Arizona (2015)

  • Garg, S., Howard, M. & Pahnke, E. 2016. Venture boards: Impact on firm innovation. Presented at the annual meeting of Academic of Management, Anaheim, CA.

  • Garg, S. & Li, Q. 2015. Director exit in newly public ventures. Presented at the annual meeting of Academic of Management, Vancouver, Canada(2015), West Coast Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle (2014), Asia Management Research Conference, INSEAD Singapore (2014).

  • Garg, S. & Eisenhardt, K. 2013. Board-level strategic decision making: The CEO's perspective. Presented at the INSEAD-OMT-ASQ Conference, Singapore & the West Coast Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle.

  • Garg, S. & Eisenhardt, K. 2012. Building theory from multiple case studies. PDW co-instructor (with Andrew Van de Ven and Chen Chao), International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Hong Kong.

  • Garg, S. 2012. Board-level strategic decision making: The CEO's perspective. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

  • Furr, N., Cavarretta, F. & Garg, S. 2011. The dangers of deep knowledge: New ventures in the U.S. solar industry. Presented at:

    • The annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

    • The West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship, Seattle, WA.

    • The Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park, MD.


REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Academy of Management Journal (2017-)

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2018-)

  • Ad Hoc reviewer for:

    • Academy of Management Annual Meetings (BPS, OMT, and ENT divisions)

    • Administrative Science Quarterly

    • Journal of Business Venturing

    • Management and Organization Review

    • Strategic Management Journal


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Entrepreneurial firms

  • Corporate governance

  • Strategic decision making

  • Power dynamics

  • Cognition


FUNDED PROJECTS

  • Equity Crowdfunding in China: An Exploratory Study (HKD 280,000 ~ USD 36K), 2015-2017 (PI w/ Prof. Kellee Tsai, Social Science, HKUST), Institute of Emerging Market Studies

  • Venture Boards: Impact on Innovation (HKD 270,048 ~USD 34.5K ), 2014-2016, Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong + HKUST top-ups

  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Unpacking the CEO-Board Relationship in New Ventures (HKD 125,000 ~ USD 16K), 2014-2016, Institute of Emerging Market Studies

  • CEO-Board Relationship in New Ventures (HKD 100, 0000 ~ USD 13K), 2011-13, Direct Allocation Grant, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2013. One of the three finalists for the Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award, ENT Division, Academy of Management.

  • 2012. Dean's Letter for Excellence in Teaching.

  • 2011.
    Finalist, Glueck Best Paper Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.
    &
    Distinguished Paper Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX. (Top 1% of 653 submissions)

    • Furr, N., Cavaretta, F., & Garg, S. 2012. Who changes course? The role of domain knowledge and novel framing in making technology changes. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 6: 236-256.

  • 2009. Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University.

    • Competitive award based on overall excellence in research, teaching and university service.

  • 2005. Finalist, Best Management Book of the Year, MCA, United Kingdom.

    • De Meyer, A. & Garg, S. 2005. Inspire to innovate: Management and innovation in Asia. Palgrave MacMillan, London, UK.