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Jintong Tang, Ph.D.

Mary Louise Murray Endowed Professor of Management; Professor
Department of Management

Emerson Leadership Institute


Ph.D. in Management, University of Alabama
M.S. in Management Information Systems, Governors State University
B.A. in English, Tianjin Foreign Studies University-China

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial alertness, entrepreneurial orientation, gender and entrepreneurship

Publications and Media Placements

Tang, J., Ye, W., Hu, M., Zhang, S., & Khan, S. 2024. The gendered effect of populism on innovation. Journal of Business Venturing, 39(4): 106393.

Tang, J., Yang, J., Ye, W., & Khan, S. 2021. Now is the time: The effects of linguistic time reference and national time orientation on innovative new ventures. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(5): 106142.

Baron, R.A., Tang, J., Tang, Z., & Zhang, Y. 2018. Bribes as entrepreneurial actions: Why underdog entrepreneurs feel compelled to use them. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(6): 679-690.

Tang, Z., & Tang, J. 2016. Can the media discipline Chinese firms’ pollution behaviors? The mediating effects of the public and government. Journal of Management, 42(6): 1700-1722.

Tang, Z., & Tang, J. 2012. Stakeholder-firm power difference, stakeholders’ CSR orientation, and SMEs’ environmental performance in China. Journal of Business Venturing, 27(4): 436-455.

Tang, J., Kacmar, M., & Busenitz, L. 2012. Alertness in the pursuit of new opportunities. Journal of Business Venturing, 27(1): 77-94.

Baron, R.A., & Tang, J. 2011. The role of entrepreneurs in firm-level innovation: Joint effects of positive affect, creativity, and environmental dynamism. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(1): 49-60.

Baron, R.A., & Tang, J. 2009. Entrepreneurs’ social skills and new venture performance: Mediating mechanisms and cultural generality. Journal of Management, 35(2): 282-306.

Honors and Awards

  • Alumni Hall of Achievement Inductee, College of Business, Governors State University (2024)
  • Fr. Thomas M. Knapp, S.J. Distinguished Faculty Member Award (2022)
  • Dean's Curriculum Innovation Grant (2022)
  • Chaifetz School of Business Teaching Innovation Award (2018, 2021)
  • Sister Shirley Kolmer Memorial Grant for Community Impact (2018, 2022)
  • Distinguished Alumni Finalist, Governors State University (2021)
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management (2009, 2020)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2024-2026)
  • Senior Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2022 - 2024)
  • Editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Management Special Issue on Entrepreneurial Alertness (2022 - 2024)
  • Editorial advisory board for International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (2009-Present)
  • Editorial review board for Journal of Business Venturing (2021 – present)
  • Outside Evaluator for Austrian Science Fund (2017 - 2018) and Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2021)

Community Work and Service

Promoting local, underserved, female, and refugee entrepreneurship by: 

  • Inviting female and minority entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial journeys on campus 
  • Organizing workshops connecting female and minority entrepreneurs with international, female students interested in entrepreneurship 
  • Preparing entrepreneurship webinars/resources for refugee entrepreneurs with International Institute