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Prof. Sam GARG

Prof. Sam GARG

Associate Professor,
Liwei Huang Associate Professor of Business

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, Liwei Huang Associate Professor of Business, July 2020 - present, 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. Forthcoming. Venture governance: A new horizon for corporate governance. Academy of Management Perspectives (Special issue on Innovations in Corporate Governance).

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. 2019. Entrepreneurial firms grow up: Board undervaluation, board evolution, and firm performance in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal, 40: 1882-1907.

  • 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.

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SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Li, Q., Sam Garg, S., Shaw, J. & Kusnadi, H. 2020. Board Undervaluation and Earnings Management. To be presented at the annual meeting of Academic of Management, Vancouver; and the Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hangzhou.

  • Garg, S. 2019. CEO-Board Relationship Cycles in New Ventures. Presented at the West Coast Research Symposium, Stanford University.

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. 2018. Scaling up Entrepreneurial Firms: Board Evolution and Firm Performance. Presented at the West Coast Research Symposium, University of Washington; and INSEAD Doriot Entrepreneurship Conference, France.

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. 2018. Director Undervaluation, Board Evolution, and Firm Performance. Presented at the annual meeting of Academic of Management, Chicago.

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. 2017. Undervaluation of Directors in the Board Hierarchy: Impact on Turnover of Directors (and the CEO) in Newly Public Firms. Presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Houston.

  • 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).


REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Academy of Management Journal (2017-)

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2018-)

    • Corporate Governance: An International Review (2019-)

  • 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

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Asia (HKD 1 million ~ USD 128K), 2019-22, HKUST Business School

  • 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), 2014-2017, 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.