Dr. Sean Tsuhsiang Hsu
Assistant Professor of Management
- Office Location:
- Bisgrove Hall, 1st Floor, Rm 166
- Office Hours:
- Spring 2013: Mon, Wed 2:30-3:30, 5:30-6:30 & Fri 10-12
Sean Hsu received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. He also holds an M.B.A in International Business from National Taiwan University (1998). Sean is a recipient of Roger Ahlbrandt Sr. Fellowship (2007-2009), Student Honoree (2008), and International Business Center’s Grant (2009) at University of Pittsburgh. His research has appeared in several books, including ‘Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances’, ‘Wiley Encyclopedia of Technology of Innovation Management’, and ‘Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World’. He taught Strategic Management at University of Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2012. Before starting his doctoral studies Sean worked as a department head of product & project planning in the information technology industry.
Focus of Teaching
Management Principles, Strategic Management
- MGT 271 - Management Principles
- BUS 460 - Business Strategy
Sean’s research seeks to better understand how the phenomenon of industry convergence impact firms and vice versa through the lens of organizational learning and sociological psychology. Although the ambiguity of managing industry boundaries is a characteristic of our global economy, the speed of IC on organizational strategies and firm vitality is increasing at an increasing rate and impacting multi-billion markets. Sean currently focuses three aspects of the phenomenon. One of his studies showed how firms employ alliance and acquisitions to ride out the storm of convergence. He also assembled a unique database and offered suggestions on where managers should direct their attention toward this fuzzy landscape. Recently, he embarked on a project which aims to unpack the co-evolutionary process between firms and industrial boundaries through identifying multiple types of convergences and surveying managers’ decision making and behaviors across convergence types.
Member of Academy of Management (AoM) and Strategic Management Society (SMS), Reviewers of AoM and AIB, and Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Management Studies.