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Biography

Dr. Hao Tan is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Australia. He also serves as a Convenor for the Master of International Business Program. Prior to joining the UoN in 2012, Dr. Tan had worked with several universities in Australia, including Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Sydney, on such roles as Research Associate, Research Supervisor, and Research Lecturer.

Dr. Hao Tan’s current research interests are in the interplays of international business strategy, innovation and economic geography, with a focus on the energy, resource and renewable energy sectors. Since 2009 he has published over 20 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, including 11 A/A* journal articles as per the ERA and/or the ABDC rankings. Recently he has published in the prestigious science journal ‘Nature’ a comment article (co-authored with Prof. John Mathews from Macquarie University) entitled “Manufacture renewables to build energy security”.  

Dr Tan is a member of the Academy of Management (AoM), Academy of International Business (AIB) and the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). He was a Session Chair on the 2013 Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. He has also acted as a Reviewer for leading international journals such as ‘Journal of World Business’, 'Omega', 'Technological Forecasting & Social Change', 'Economic Inquiry', 'Journal of Business Research', 'Scientometrics', 'Asia Pacific Journal of Management', 'Journal of Industrial Ecology', 'International Small Business Journal', 'Asian-Pacific Economic Literature', ‘International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management’, 'Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice', and 'International Journal of Technology Management'. He was a visiting professor at National Tsinghua University in Taiwan; and an invited speaker for the Inaugural Asian Business & Economics Seminar at University of Melbourne.

Dr. Hao Tan has taught courses at the undergraduate, Master and Doctor levels; and had teaching experiences in Sydney, Newcastle, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He was recommended by the Head of School in 2014 for the University Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning. He currently co-supervises six PhD and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidates.

Dr. Tan is a frequent contributor to both English- and Chinese-language media including theconversation.com, the Chinese website of UK’s Financial Times (FTChinese.com) and caixin.com. He has been interviewed by media such as BBC and the French newspaper Le Monde.

Prior to coming to Australia, Dr. Tan had seven years of experiences working in industries in China. He had worked for a large high-tech firm as a project management officer and a corporate lecturer; and had later worked as a management consultant.

Research

Research keywords

  • Emerging Economies
  • Industrial Dynamics
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Internationalization of Firms

Research expertise

Cyclical industrial dynamics; Internationalization of Chinese firms; Spatial analysis and international business; Diffusion and substitution of technologies; Industrial development of renewable energies and industrial ecology; Best management practices; Econometrics.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150308International Business50
140205Environment And Resource Economics25
150307Innovation And Technology Management25

Awards

Honours.

2008Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Postgraduate Research
Macquarie University (Australia)
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Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Cross-cultural Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • Research Methods
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Highlighted Publications

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2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Manufacture renewables to build energy security.', Nature, 513 166-168 (2014) [C3]
2014Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Accelerated internationalization and resource leverage strategizing: The case of Chinese wind turbine manufacturers', Journal of World Business, (2014)
2011Tan H, 'Cyclical industrial dynamics in the global IT sector: origins and sequencing', Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 175-200 (2011) [C1]
2012Chen S, Tan H, 'Region effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', Journal of World Business, 47 73-80 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Stephen Chen

2010Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Identification and analysis of industry cycles', Journal of Business Research, 63 454-462 (2010) [C1]
2010Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Cyclical industrial dynamics: The case of the global semiconductor industry', TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 77 344-353 (2010) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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2010Tan H, Cyclical Industrial Dynamics: Identification and Analysis of Cyclical Behaviour in Three IT Industries, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Co., Saarbrücken, Germany, 196 (2010) [A1]

Chapter (2 outputs)

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2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Entrepreneurial strategies in Asian latecomer firms: Linkage, leverage and learning', Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship, Routledge, London 1-18 (2014)
2012Turpin T, Tan H, Toner P, Garrett-Jones S, 'Investigating the lateral migration of technology in a resource-based economy: Conceptual and methodological issues from a study of the Australian mining sector', Technology Transfer in a Global Economy, Springer, New York 335-349 (2012) [B1]

Journal article (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Manufacture renewables to build energy security.', Nature, 513 166-168 (2014) [C3]
2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China leads the way on renewables', NATURE, 508 319-319 (2014) [C3]
2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China's energy industrial revolution', Carbon Management, 5 1-3 (2014)
2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China¿s Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution: Global Implications', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12 1-6 (2014)
2014Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Accelerated internationalization and resource leverage strategizing: The case of Chinese wind turbine manufacturers', Journal of World Business, (2014)
2014Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China¿s renewable energy revolution: what is driving it?', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12 1-4 (2014)
2014Agarwal R, Brown PJ, Green R, Randhawa K, Tan H, 'Management practices of Australian manufacturing firms: Why are some firms more innovative?', International Journal of Production Research, 52 6496-6517 (2014)
2013Tan H, Sun A, Lau H, 'CO2 embodiment in China-Australia trade: The drivers and implications', Energy Policy, 61 1212-1220 (2013) [C1]
2013Agarwal R, Green R, Brown PJ, Tan H, Randhawa K, 'Determinants of quality management practices: An empirical study of New Zealand manufacturing firms', International Journal of Production Economics, 142 130-145 (2013) [C1]
2013Mathews JA, Tan H, 'The transformation of the electric power sector in China', Energy Policy, 52 170-180 (2013) [C1]
2012Mathews J, Tan H, 'China's industrial energy revolution: Renewable targets just became even more demanding (Part 1)', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 10 1-10 (2012) [C1]
2012Chen S, Tan H, 'Region effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', Journal of World Business, 47 73-80 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Stephen Chen

2012Mathews J, Tan H, 'China's energy industrial revolution (Part 2)', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 11 1-10 (2012) [C1]
2011Mathews JA, Tang Y, Tan H, 'China's move to a Circular Economy as a development strategy', Asian Business and Management, 10 463-484 (2011) [C1]
2011Mathews JA, Tan H, Moore MJB, Bell G, 'A conceptual lignocellulosic 'feed+ fuel' biorefinery and its application to the linked biofuel and cattle raising industries in Brazil', Energy Policy, 39 4932-4938 (2011) [C1]
2011Tan H, 'Cyclical industrial dynamics in the global IT sector: origins and sequencing', Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 175-200 (2011) [C1]
2011Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Progress Toward a Circular Economy in China', Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15 435-457 (2011) [C1]
2010Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Cyclical industrial dynamics: The case of the global semiconductor industry', TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 77 344-353 (2010) [C1]
2010Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Identification and analysis of industry cycles', Journal of Business Research, 63 454-462 (2010) [C1]
2009Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Biofuels and indirect land use change effects: the debate continues', Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining, 3 305-317 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (8 outputs)

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2012Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Technological substitution in the electricity sector', Paper presented on the 21st International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Hsinchu, Taiwan RoC (2012) [E1]
2011Turpin T, Tan H, Toner P, Garrett-Jone S, 'Investigating the lateral migration of technology in a resource based economy: conceptual and methodological issues from a study of the Australian mining sector', Paper presented on the Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Meeting, University of Augsburg, Germany (Bavaria) (2011) [E1]
2010Chen S, Tan H, 'Regional effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Montreal, Canada (2010) [E1]
2008Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Strategic Dimensions of Cyclical Industrial Dynamics: A Study of the Semiconductor Industry', Paper presented at the DRUID (Danish Research Unit in Industrial Dynamics) 25th Celebration Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008) [E1]
2008Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Strategic Capital Investment in a Highly Cyclical Industry: An Empirical Study', The Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, Beijing. China (2008) [E1]
2007Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Identification of Industry Cycles', The Chinese Society for Management of Technology Annual Conference Proceedings, Taichung (2007) [E1]
2007Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Semiconductor Industry Cycle', Paper presented at the DRUID-DIME (co-hosted by DRUID and Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe) Academy Winter Conference, Denmark (2007) [E1]
2006Tan H, Weston R, Tang Y, 'Applying the Miles and Snow's Business Strategy Typology to China's Real Estate Development Industry', Paper presented at the 12th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference (Refereed Section), New Zealand (2006) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$5,000

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2013 (1 grants)

International technology diffusion to and from the Australian mining sector$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Hao Tan
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1300885
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.15

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorIT Strategy Alignment Among Supply Chain Key Participants: Co-Create Value Within Service Systems.
20142018PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorProblem Solving and Decision Making in Procurement Supplier Selection
20142018PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorThe Corresponding Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Performance: A Research on Australian Listed Companies
20142018PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorThe Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Financial Performance: Empirical Evidence from Australia
20132017PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorThe Role of E-Commerce in SME's Performance from Managers Perspective in Saudi Arabia
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Dr Hao Tan

Work Phone(02) 4921 6748
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaInternational Business
Office
SRS139,
Social Sciences Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/hao-tan
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/hao-tan