Dr Yee Kwan Tang

  • Lecturer in Management (Management)

Biography

Kwan joined the University of Glasgow in 2011. She holds a PhD degree in Management (University of Glasgow), a MEd in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (University of Glasgow), an 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. Before joining the University of Glasgow, she 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 also worked as an assistant professor in international business at the Chinese campus of the University of Nottingham. Kwan has served as an academic and technical advisor of a number of business projects on the business development and internationalisation of new and small ventures in high-technology and traditional industries.


Research interests

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

 


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 21.

2019

Schembri, J., Tang, Y. K. , Fletcher, M. and Dimitratos, P. (2019) How do European trade promotion organisations manage their stakeholders? International Business Review, 28(6), 101595. (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101595)

Tang, Y. K. and Konde, V. (2019) Differences in ICT use by entrepreneurial micro-firms: evidence from Zambia. Information Technology for Development, (doi:10.1080/02681102.2019.1684871) (Early Online Publication)

Li, C. , Tang, Y. K. , Saha, S., Ali, M. T. B., Basith, M. A. and Marma, A. (2019) Feasibility Studies on Deploying a Self-Contained Solar-Hydraulic Pilot Power Plant in a Rural Area in Bangladesh. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Li, C. , Tang, Y. K. , Saha, S., Bin Ali, M. T. and Basith, M. A. (2019) Current Status of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems, Madrid, Spain, 10-12 June 2019. (Accepted for Publication)

Tang, Y. K. and Konde, V. (2019) Resource Acquisition and Informal Firm Growth: Evidence from Zambia. In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference, Newcastle, UK, 14-15 Nov 2019, ISBN 9781900862325

2017

Chew, T. C., Tang, Y. K. , Dimitratos, P. and Buck, T. (2017) The Effects of Cultural Dimensions, Government Regulations and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Firms’ International Performance: A Study of SMEs in Malaysia. 44th Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference UK, Reading, UK, 06-08 Apr 2017.

2016

Li, C., Morgan-Thomas, A. and Tang, Y. K. (2016) A Systematic Review of Literature: The Link Between CRM and Firm Performance. British Academy of Management Conference 2016, Newcastle, UK, 06-08 Sep 2016.

2014

Konde, V. and Tang, Y.K. (2014) Beyond Access: ICT Use in Business by SMEs in Ghana and Zambia. In: IST-Africa 2014, Mauritius, 6-9 May 2014, (Unpublished)

Tang, Y.K. , Jones, M., Nummela, N. and Eriksson, T. (2014) The Art of Asking Questions - A Review of Entrepreneurial Internationalization Research. In: 2014 Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 Jun 2014, (Unpublished)

Tang, Y.K. , Konde, V. and Young, S. (2014) Use of Electronic Platforms for Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Africa. In: ICSB 2014: The 59th Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business, Dublin, Ireland, 18 Mar 2014, (Unpublished)

2013

Tang, Y.K. (2013) Expansion of rapidly internationalized firms after initial foreign entry: influence of the entrepreneur’s attitudes and behavioural intention. In: 40th Academy of International Business UK Conference, Birmingham, UK, 21-23 Mar 2013,

Tang, Y.K. , Eriksson, N., Nummela, N. and Jones, M.V. (2013) Entrepreneurial internationalization research: is progress hampered by the limits of our questioning? In: 12th Vaasa International Business Conference, Vaasa, Finland, 21-23 Aug 2013,

2012

Tang, Y.K. (2012) Influence of an entrepreneur's international business vision on promoting small firm internationalization: The moderating effect of strategic networking. In: 38th EIBA Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, 6-9 Dec 2012,

2011

Jones, M.V., Coviello, N. and Tang, Y. (2011) International entrepreneurship research (1989-2009): a domain ontology and thematic analysis. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(6), pp. 632-659. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2011.04.001)

Tang, Y. (2011) Impact of electronic-channels on the role of export intermediaries in SMEs' internationalization: an exploratory study with evidence from China. In: AIB Conference 2011, Nagoya, Japan, 24-28 June 2011,

Tang, Y.K. (2011) The influence of networking on the internationalization of SMEs: evidence from internationalized Chinese firms. International Small Business Journal, 29(4), pp. 374-398. (doi:10.1177/0266242610369748)

2009

Tang, Y. (2009) Networks and the internationalisation of firms: what we believe and what we might have missed. In: Jones, M.V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (eds.) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm: Evidence from around the World. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 116-122. ISBN 9781847208309

2007

Tang, Y. (2007) Break the 'personal' spell: stretching network horizons for internationalisation. In: 30th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 7th - 9th November, 2007,

Tang, Y. and Karafyllia, M. (2007) A quest to question the effect of personal networks upon the rapid internationalisation of SMEs. In: 33rd EIBA Annual Conference, Catania, Italy, 13-14 December 2007,

2006

Tang, Y. (2006) From personal to professional: the changing roles of networks in the internationalisation of small entrepreneurial firms. In: 9th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Montreal, Canada, 15-17 September,

Tang, Y. (2006) Managing the strengths of ties for internationalisation: lessons from four rapidly internationalized Chinese SMEs. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 1(1), pp. 54-63. (doi:10.1108/15587890680001305)

This list was generated on Thu Dec 12 21:09:12 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Schembri, J., Tang, Y. K. , Fletcher, M. and Dimitratos, P. (2019) How do European trade promotion organisations manage their stakeholders? International Business Review, 28(6), 101595. (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101595)

Tang, Y. K. and Konde, V. (2019) Differences in ICT use by entrepreneurial micro-firms: evidence from Zambia. Information Technology for Development, (doi:10.1080/02681102.2019.1684871) (Early Online Publication)

Jones, M.V., Coviello, N. and Tang, Y. (2011) International entrepreneurship research (1989-2009): a domain ontology and thematic analysis. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(6), pp. 632-659. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2011.04.001)

Tang, Y.K. (2011) The influence of networking on the internationalization of SMEs: evidence from internationalized Chinese firms. International Small Business Journal, 29(4), pp. 374-398. (doi:10.1177/0266242610369748)

Tang, Y. (2006) Managing the strengths of ties for internationalisation: lessons from four rapidly internationalized Chinese SMEs. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 1(1), pp. 54-63. (doi:10.1108/15587890680001305)

Book Sections

Tang, Y. (2009) Networks and the internationalisation of firms: what we believe and what we might have missed. In: Jones, M.V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (eds.) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm: Evidence from around the World. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 116-122. ISBN 9781847208309

Research Reports or Papers

Li, C. , Tang, Y. K. , Saha, S., Ali, M. T. B., Basith, M. A. and Marma, A. (2019) Feasibility Studies on Deploying a Self-Contained Solar-Hydraulic Pilot Power Plant in a Rural Area in Bangladesh. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Li, C. , Tang, Y. K. , Saha, S., Bin Ali, M. T. and Basith, M. A. (2019) Current Status of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems, Madrid, Spain, 10-12 June 2019. (Accepted for Publication)

Chew, T. C., Tang, Y. K. , Dimitratos, P. and Buck, T. (2017) The Effects of Cultural Dimensions, Government Regulations and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Firms’ International Performance: A Study of SMEs in Malaysia. 44th Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference UK, Reading, UK, 06-08 Apr 2017.

Li, C., Morgan-Thomas, A. and Tang, Y. K. (2016) A Systematic Review of Literature: The Link Between CRM and Firm Performance. British Academy of Management Conference 2016, Newcastle, UK, 06-08 Sep 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Tang, Y. K. and Konde, V. (2019) Resource Acquisition and Informal Firm Growth: Evidence from Zambia. In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference, Newcastle, UK, 14-15 Nov 2019, ISBN 9781900862325

Konde, V. and Tang, Y.K. (2014) Beyond Access: ICT Use in Business by SMEs in Ghana and Zambia. In: IST-Africa 2014, Mauritius, 6-9 May 2014, (Unpublished)

Tang, Y.K. , Jones, M., Nummela, N. and Eriksson, T. (2014) The Art of Asking Questions - A Review of Entrepreneurial Internationalization Research. In: 2014 Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 Jun 2014, (Unpublished)

Tang, Y.K. , Konde, V. and Young, S. (2014) Use of Electronic Platforms for Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Africa. In: ICSB 2014: The 59th Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business, Dublin, Ireland, 18 Mar 2014, (Unpublished)

Tang, Y.K. (2013) Expansion of rapidly internationalized firms after initial foreign entry: influence of the entrepreneur’s attitudes and behavioural intention. In: 40th Academy of International Business UK Conference, Birmingham, UK, 21-23 Mar 2013,

Tang, Y.K. , Eriksson, N., Nummela, N. and Jones, M.V. (2013) Entrepreneurial internationalization research: is progress hampered by the limits of our questioning? In: 12th Vaasa International Business Conference, Vaasa, Finland, 21-23 Aug 2013,

Tang, Y.K. (2012) Influence of an entrepreneur's international business vision on promoting small firm internationalization: The moderating effect of strategic networking. In: 38th EIBA Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, 6-9 Dec 2012,

Tang, Y. (2011) Impact of electronic-channels on the role of export intermediaries in SMEs' internationalization: an exploratory study with evidence from China. In: AIB Conference 2011, Nagoya, Japan, 24-28 June 2011,

Tang, Y. (2007) Break the 'personal' spell: stretching network horizons for internationalisation. In: 30th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 7th - 9th November, 2007,

Tang, Y. and Karafyllia, M. (2007) A quest to question the effect of personal networks upon the rapid internationalisation of SMEs. In: 33rd EIBA Annual Conference, Catania, Italy, 13-14 December 2007,

Tang, Y. (2006) From personal to professional: the changing roles of networks in the internationalisation of small entrepreneurial firms. In: 9th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Montreal, Canada, 15-17 September,

This list was generated on Thu Dec 12 21:09:12 2019 GMT.

Grants

  • 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).

 


Supervision

Kwan is interested in supervising doctoral research on internationalisation and international business strategy of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; 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

Sharif AlAydi (with Professor Trevor Buck)
Topic: Institutional barriers to entrepreneurship and internationalisation in Palestine

Karen Hautala-Hili (with Dr Rose Narooz)
Topic: Social capital and international entrepreneurship of female-owned business in Malta

Ahmed Mirza (with Professor Trevor Buck)
Topic: Trade barriers and globalisation

Mahtab Shabbir (with Professor Pavlos Dimitratos and Dr Rose Narooz)
Topic: Networks and internationalisation of start-ups in technology parks in Mexico

Mohd Irwan Bin Dahnil Sikumbang (with Professor Anna J Morgan-Thomas)
Topic: Social media adoption by SMEs in Malaysia

Zejin Wang (with Professor Trevor Buck and Dr Dong-Hyu Kim)
Topic: State influence and international performance of high-technology firms in China


Teaching

  • Programme Convenor of MSc in Finance and Management
  • Co-ordinator of International Management Solutions (IMS) Projects, MSc in International Business
  • Co-ordinator and Lecturer of MSc in Finance and Management Dissertation Workshop
  • Course Convenor and Lecturer of International Business Strategy for Multinational Enterprises, MBA elective course
  • Lecturer of International Business and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, PG specialist programmes (F&M and IB) elective course
  • UG, PG and MBA Dissertation Supervisor

Additional information

Membership

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK

External Knowledge Exchange and Network Building

  • External Examiner of MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets, University of Edinburgh
  • Technical Advisor of project entitled “Accelerate Identification and Realization of Agri-business Opportunities (AIRBO)” (2015-2017, CAD464,200). 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.
  • Founding members of African Innovation Research Network (AIRNET) 
Contributor to external research