Dr Yee Kwan Tang
- Lecturer in Management (Management)
Kwan joined the University of Glasgow as Lecturer in Management in 2011. She holds a PhD degree in Management (University of Glasgow), a MBA degree with distinction (University of Manchester), a BA (Hons) degree (Chinese University of Hong Kong), and a BBA degree (University of South Australia).
Kwan has over 15 years of postgraduate work experience, with nearly 10 years in areas of project management, financial management, and operational systems design and development in manufacturing and service multinationals. She has also worked for the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Specifically, she supported the entrepreneurship and innovation programme run by UNCTAD (EMPRETEC) and the design of its business linkages programme that prepares small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries to partner with large corporations. She worked as an assistant professor in international business at the Chinese campus of the University of Nottingham prior to joining the University of Glasgow. Kwan has served as an academic supervisor and advisor of a number of business projects on the business development and internationalisation of new and small ventures in high-technology and traditional industries.
Kwan is a member of the International Business and Enterprise research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Internationalisation of SMEs
- Entrepreneurship and enterprise development in developing countries
- International business strategy
- Networks in business development
- GCRF, Scottish Funding Council, Small Grants Fund, 2018, £27,620 (Co-investigator, with Chong Li - Principal Investigator - School of Engineering, University of Glasgow)
- ESRC - Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) - Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs), 2016, £13K (Principal investigator).
- ESRC - Impact Accelerate Account Early User Engagement Fund, 2016, £5K.
- British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant, 2013, £10K (Principal investigator, with Dr. Victor Konde, UNECA, Ethiopia, and ATDF Entrepreneurship Hub, Zambia; and Professor Stephen Young, ASBS).
- The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland research grant, 2013, £2.2K (Principal investigator, with Dr Victor Konde, UNECA, Ethiopia, and ATDF Entrepreneurship Hub, Zambia; and Professor Stephen Young, ASBS).
- Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Funding, 2012, £2K (Principal investigator, with Dr Victor Konde, UNECA, Ethiopia, and ATDF Entrepreneurship Hub, Zambia; and Professor Stephen Young, ASBS).
- Seedcorn Funding, Department of Management, University of Glasgow, 2008, £1.5K (Investigator, with principal investigator Professor Stephen Young, and co-investigator Professor Pavlos Dimitratos).
Kwan is interested in supervising research on internationalisation and international business strategy of small firms; social and business networks in business development; entrepreneurship and enterprise development in developing country contexts; and business environment and firm development in China.
Current PhD students
Co-supervisor: Professor Pavlos Dimitratos
Co-supervisor: Dr Anna Morgan-Thomas
Co-supervisor: Dr Margaret Fletcher
Mohd Irwan Bin Dahnil Sikumbang
Co-supervisor: Dr Anna J Morgan-Thomas
Co-supervisor: Professor Pavlos Dimitratos
- PG specialist programme convenor (Finance and Management);
- Course convenor and lecturer of Business Environment in China (PG elective);
- Course convenor and lecturer of International Strategy for Multinational Enterprise (MBA elective);
- Lecturer (UG courses): Entrepreneurship 1A; Entrepreneurship 1B; Profession Practice 5 (for engineering students);
- UG, PG and MBA dissertation supervisor;
- PhD research supervisor.
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
- Technical Advisor of project titled “Accelerate Identification and Realization of Agri-business Opportunities (AIRBO)” (2015-2017). A component of Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) programme of Expanding Business Opportunities for African Youth in Agricultural Value Chains in Southern Africa, financially supported by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.
- Other research inputs and contributions:
- UNECA (2014) African Science, Technology and Innovation Review 2013. UNECA. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- UNCTAD (2010) Creating Business Linkages: A Policy Perspective. United Nations. New York and Geneva