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Sam GARG

Assistant Professor

Email: samgarg@ust.hk

 

Ph.D.

Stanford University, Organizations, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship

M.A.

Stanford University, Sociology

B.Eng

National University of Singapore, Computer Engineering, minor in Entrepreneurship

 

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ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Assistant Professor, September 2011 - present.

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

  • INSEAD, Research Associate, 2001 - 2005.

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

 

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Garg, S. & Eisenhardt, K. Forthcoming. Unpacking the CEO-board relationship in entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Journal.

  • 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

  • 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. 2016. Board leadership structure and CEO departures in entrepreneurial firms. To be presented at the annual meeting of Academic of Management, Anaheim, CA.

  • Garg, S., Howard, M. & Pahnke, E. 2016. Venture boards: Impact on firm innovation. To be 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. 2015. Unpacking the CEO-board relationship in entrepreneurial firms. Presented at the Macro Meets Micro Conference, Arizona State University, Arizona

  • 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

  • Ad Hoc reviewer for:

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

    • Academy of Management Journal

    • Administrative Science Quarterly

    • Journal of Business Venturing

    • Management and Organization Review

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

    • Strategic Management Journal

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Entrepreneurial firms

  • Corporate governance

  • Strategic decision making

  • Power dynamics

  • Cognition

 

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.