Dr. Chien-Chi Tseng is a Collegiate Associate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He had previously served as a professor, researcher, and professional manager in the United States and Taiwan for over twenty-five years. He got his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Tseng was devoted to fostering the quality and diversity of research. His research work focuses on the analysis and development of entrepreneurship, subject to technology innovation, entrepreneurial opportunity, and organizational learning. He has studied and found that the notions of technology innovation, entrepreneurial opportunity, and organizational learning have become increasingly important to new business development. Moreover, Dr. Tseng explored that entrepreneurship research is quite an interdisciplinary field, with ideas and implications drawn from management, finance, human resources, international business, and economics, with a wide variety of applications ranging from environmental sustainability to social science studies. Based on the interdisciplinary ideas and implications, he has published several refereed journal papers and presented many refereed proceedings at highly regarded national and international conferences and won the best paper award at the 2014 United States Association for Small Business Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual meeting.
Dr. Tseng’s involvement in academic activities and service is broad and numerous. He has previously served as an advisor, mentor, editorial board member, track chair, and ad hoc reviewer for conferences and journal publications. He won the International Council for Small Business 2018 Global Award in Entrepreneurship Education Excellence at the World Congress in Taiwan. The National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan also selected him as a Featured Diversity Scholar in 2017. When he worked at the University of Florida, he collaborated with colleagues at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center to win the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education Award in 2012 and the USASBE National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program Award in 2013.
Before coming to the United States, Dr. Tseng managed the first Taiwanese Campus Innovation and Incubation Center at National Taiwan University. Beyond supporting and mentoring more than 100 developing enterprises, he was also able to assist 30 other Taiwanese universities in building their innovation and incubation centers. For his efforts, he was awarded the Best Innovation and Incubation Center Manager of the Year in 2001 and selected to serve on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Taiwanese National Research Team between 2002 and 2003. Based on the GEM research experience, he conducted several research projects.
- Postdoctoral Business Program Certificate in Entrepreneurship and International Business, University of Florida, 2011
- Ph.D. in Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota, 2010
- M.B.A. in International Business Administration, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, 1993
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tunghai University, Taiwan, 1986
- Tseng, C., & Tseng, C. C. (2019). Entrepreneurship as a key resolution for declining business dynamism. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 21(3) 114-123.
- Tseng, C., & Tseng, C. C. (2019). Corporate entrepreneurship as a strategic approach for internal innovation performance. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 13(1), 108-120.
- Tseng, C. C., & Tseng, S. (2017). Effects of entrepreneurial opportunity on socio-economic development and economic competitiveness. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 9(4), 375-392.
- Tseng, C. A., & Tseng, C. C. (2016). Increasing innovation as a strategic approach for post-IPO firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(1), 84-99.
- Tseng, C. C. (2014). Entrepreneurial opportunity for the wind-energy markets in three emerging economies. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Innovation, 10(2), 63-68.
- Kraft, J. & Tseng, C. C. (2014). Graduate-level entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. In M. H. Morris (Ed.), Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy-2014 (pp. 324-331). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Tseng, C. C. (2013). Connecting self-directed learning with entrepreneurial learning to entrepreneurial performance. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 19(4), 425-446.
- Tseng, C. C. (2012). Linking entrepreneurial infrastructures and new business development: A study of entrepreneurship development in Taiwan. The Journal of Entrepreneurship, 21(1), 117-132.
- Tseng, C. C. (2011). Connecting business incubator development with human resource development. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3(2), 29-42.
- Tseng, C. C. (2011). The influence of strategic learning practices on employee commitment. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3(1), 5-23.
- Tseng, C. C., & McLean, G. N. (2008). Strategic HRD practices as key factors in organizational learning. Journal of European Industrial Training, 32(6), 418-432.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Administrative and Professional Faculty Award (Nominated), Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech (2023).
- Alumni Excellence Lecture Award Presentations, Tunghai University, Taiwan (2022).
- USASBE Model Entrepreneurship Program Award for Virginia Tech (2022).
- Outstanding Paper of Literati Award, Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2020).
- International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Global Award in Entrepreneurship Education Excellence (2018).
- Featured Diversity Scholar Award from the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan (2017). Scholar Story: https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/news-events/all-news/scholar-stories/scholar-story-chien-chi-tseng.html
- Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) (2014).
- USASBE National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program Award (2013).
- Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) (2012).
- Emerging Diversity Scholar Award from the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan (2010).
- Publication Ranked in the Top Ten Articles of the Journal of European Industrial Training (2009).
- The Best Innovation Incubator Manager Award of the Year in Taiwan (2001).
- 2020 - Current: Collegiate Associate Professor, Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
- 2020 - Current: Award Committee Member, Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
- 2020 - 2023: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member, Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
- 2020 - 2023: Coordinator of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology Management (EIT) Option (Major), Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
- 2020 - 2021: Coordinator of Entrepreneurship—New Venture Growth (ENVG) Minor, Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
- 2019 - Current: Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Global Business Insights
- 2010 - Current: Diversity Featured Scholar, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan
- 2014 - 2020: Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business and Management, Morgan State University
- 2010 - 2014: Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor of Entrepreneurship, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
- 2004 - 2005: Associate Researcher, National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan.
- 2002 - 2003: Research Fellow, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
- 2001 - 2002: Innovation Incubator Manager, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan.
- 2000 - 2005: Instructor, Aletheia University, Taiwan.
- 1998 - 2000: Innovation Incubator Manager, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.