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 interplay 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 commentary 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. His research and opinion pieces have been widely reported, cited or reposted in media across the world, in such outlets as Canada’s ‘The Globe and Mail’, Germany’s Spiegel, Singapore’s Lianhe Zhaobao, Hongkong’s hkcd.com and Yahoo Hong Kong, and China’s china.com.cn, chinadaily.com.cn, people.com.cn, xinhuanet.com, ifeng.com, huanqiu.com, sina.com, ifeng.com, hexun.com, Shanghai Securities News and the official websites of China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Department of Climate Change within the National Development and Reform Commission. He has been interviewed by media including BBC, Voice of America, the French newspaper Le Monde, and Australia’s Panorama Radio Station.
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.
- Emerging Economies
- Industrial Dynamics
- Industrial Ecology
- Internationalization of Firms
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
|140205||Environment And Resource Economics||25|
|150307||Innovation And Technology Management||25|
|2008||Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Postgraduate Research|
Macquarie University (Australia)
|2007||DRUID-DIME Winter Conference Best Paper Award|
Danish Research Unit in Industrial Dynamics (Denmark)
This Best Paper Award was won in the DRUID-DIME Winter Conference co-hosted by the DRUID (Danish Research Unit in Industrial Dynamics) and the DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe) held in Aalborg, Denmark in 2007.
|2007||Chinese Society for Management of Technology Annual Conference Best Paper Award|
Chinese Society for Management of Technology (Taiwan)
This Best Paper Award was won in the Chinese Society for Management of Technology Annual Conference held in 2007 in Taichung, Taiwan
- Cross-cultural Management
- International Business Strategy
- Research Methods
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
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Book (1 outputs)
|2010||Tan 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 (3 outputs)
|2015||Tan H, Chen S, 'Services offshoring: location choice and sub-national regional advantages in China', The Handbook of Service Innovation, Springer, UK 1-28 (2015)|
|2014||Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Entrepreneurial strategies in Asian latecomer firms: Linkage, leverage and learning', Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship, Routledge, London 30-44 (2014)|
|2012||Turpin 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)
|2014||Agarwal 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) [C1]|
|2014||Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China leads the way on renewables', NATURE, 508 319-319 (2014) [C3]|
|2014||Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China's energy industrial revolution', Carbon Management, 5 1-3 (2014) [C3]|
|2014||Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Manufacture renewables to build energy security.', Nature, 513 166-168 (2014) [C3]|
|2014||Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Accelerated internationalization and resource leverage strategizing: The case of Chinese wind turbine manufacturers', Journal of World Business, (2014)|
|2013||Agarwal 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]|
|2013||Tan H, Sun A, Lau H, 'CO2 embodiment in China-Australia trade: The drivers and implications', Energy Policy, 61 1212-1220 (2013) [C1]|
|2013||Mathews JA, Tan H, 'The transformation of the electric power sector in China', Energy Policy, 52 170-180 (2013) [C1]|
|2012||Chen S, Tan H, 'Region effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', Journal of World Business, 47 73-80 (2012) [C1]|
|2012||Mathews 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]|
|2012||Mathews J, Tan H, 'China's energy industrial revolution (Part 2)', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 11 1-10 (2012) [C1]|
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Conference (8 outputs)
|2012||Tan 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]|
|2011||Turpin 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]|
|2010||Chen S, Tan H, 'Regional effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Montreal, Canada (2010) [E1]|
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Other (8 outputs)
|2015||Tan H, 'Six inconvenient truths of the fall in oil price to China (Youjia Baodie Dui Zhongguo Nengyuan Zhuanxing De Fengxian) (Commentary Article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2015)|
|2015||Tan H, 'Can industrial policies drive China¿s energy transition? ("Huai Zhengce" Zu Ai Nengyuan Zhuanxing) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd, UK (2015)|
|2014||Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Manufacture Renewables to Build Energy Security. (Kezaisheng Nengyuan Qianghua Guojia Nengyuan Anquan) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2014)|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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2013 (1 grants)
International technology diffusion to and from the Australian mining sector$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
|Doctor Hao Tan|
|New Staff Grant||Chief Investigator|
|Total Amount||Funding Start||Funding Finish|
|Number of current supervisions||5|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||1.15|
For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.
|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2014||2018||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||IT Strategy Alignment Among Supply Chain Key Participants: Co-Create Value Within Service Systems.|
|2014||2018||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||Problem Solving and Decision Making in Procurement Supplier Selection|
|2014||2018||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||The Corresponding Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Performance: A Research on Australian Listed Companies|
|2014||2018||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Financial Performance: Empirical Evidence from Australia|
|2013||2017||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||How Management Practices Vary as they Diffuse: The Case of Total Quality Management in Saudi Arabia|
Dr Hao Tan
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6748|
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Focus Area||International Business|
Social Sciences Building,
Callaghan NSW 2308