Dr. Sean Tsuhsiang Hsu

Dr. Sean Tsuhsiang Hsu

Assistant Professor of Management

Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 254H
Office Hours:
Spring 2015: Wed 1-2, Thurs 4:15-7:15 & Sat 5-7pm


Sean Hsu received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds an M.B.A in International Business from National Taiwan University. Sean is a recipient of Roger Ahlbrandt Sr. Fellowship (2007-2009), International Business Center's Grant (2009) at University of Pittsburgh, and winner of the outstanding paper award at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference (2013). His research has been nominated for the best paper at the Strategic Management Society Conference as well as appeared in several scholarly books, including 'Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances', 'Wiley Encyclopedia of Technology of Innovation Management', and 'Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World'. He taught Strategic Management at University of Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2012. Before starting doctoral studies, Sean worked as a department head of product & project planning in the information technology industry.

Focus of Teaching

Management Principles, Strategic Management, Organizational Development

  • MGT 271 - Management Principles
  • MGT 460 - Business Strategy


  • MGT 570 - Management Principles
  • MGT 677 - Organizational Development

    Current Research

    Sean's research seeks to better understand the dynamics of industry change with a particular focus on industry convergence as well as how managers cope with challenges of decision making in this context through the lens of behavioral learning and sociological psychology. Although the ambiguity of industry boundaries is a characteristic of our global economy, the speed of IC on organizational strategies and firm vitality is escalating and impacting multimillion markets. Sean currently focuses on uncovering multidimensionality of the topic. One of his studies shows how firms employ alliance and acquisitions to ride out the storm of convergence. He also offers suggestions on how managers can avoid competitive blindside in this fuzzy landscape through assembling a unique longitudinal database. He is embarking on a new project which synthesizes micro and macro dynamics of industry change research.

    Current Involvement

    Member of Quality Assurance Committee, Member of Academy of Management (AoM) and Strategic Management Society (SMS), Reviewers of AoM and AIB, and Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Management Studies.