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Shi Tang

Shi Tang

PhD Candidate

BSc (Tsinghua University), MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

The Influence of Executive Psychological Characteristics on Strategic Decision-Making

Shi's research takes a psychological approach to understand how characteristics of CEOs and top management teams affect their decision-making on important firm strategies such as innovation. In particular, her research aims to unravel the "black box" of the psychological mechanisms underlying these effects, including the cognitive process of CEOs and the team dynamics of top management teams.

Shi is conducting research in the context of start-up ventures as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in both UK and China. She has investigated innovation strategies in high-tech industries.

Biography

Shi is a PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School and a Benavitch Scholar at St Catharine's College. Shi holds an MPhil degree in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in Biological Science from Tsinghua University.

Prior to pursuing her PhD, Shi worked as research assistant in the field of social psychology at UC Berkeley in the US, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Tsinghua University in China.

Research interests

Upper echelon theory; psychological time and temporal orientations; gender; top management teams; team diversity and process; innovation and creativity; organisational ambidexterity.

Shi Tang is a member of the Strategy & International Business subject group.

Publications & papers

Conference presentations

Tang, S. and Richter, A.W. (2017) "Temporal adaptability: adapt to interruptions at different stages of individual innovation process." In: IE Business School Doctoral Consortium 2017, 19 May 2017, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.

Tang, S. (2017) "Look back into the past and look forward into the future: the influence of new venture team temporal depth diversity on startup venture performance. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Psychological Foundations of Management Professional Development Workshop), 4-8 August 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Tang, S. and Richter, A.W. (2017) "Temporal adaptability: adapt to interruptions at different stages of individual innovation process." In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Psychological Foundations of Management Professional Development Workshop), 4-8 August 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Tang S., Nadkarni S., Wei L.Q. and Zhang S. (2018) "Balancing the yin and yang: TMT gender diversity, psychological safety and firm ambidexterity." In: SMS Annual Conference, 22-25 September 2018, Paris, France.

The ‘business case’ for gender diversity

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Contact details

Shi Tang
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

st637@cam.ac.uk

Year of entry

2016