Sam Garg (PhD Stanford) is a professor of Management (Strategy & Entrepreneurship) at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. Previously, he was the Liwei Huang Associate Professor of Business at HKUST Business School, where he also co-directed the elite interdisciplinary program BIBU (Biotech in Business). During his career, he has also held visiting appointments at INSEAD and Singapore Management University. He is one of the few business school faculty members globally to have been associated with top schools in Asia, Europe and USA.
Sam is an award-winning scholar and teacher. His research is at the intersection of governance and entrepreneurship. Specific research interests include CEO-board relationship, board processes and leadership structures. Examples of his research include effective board processes in privately-held technology ventures, effective board leadership structures when these ventures transition into public-listed firms, and scaling up of senior executive teams. He has published in leading academic journals and also serves on the editorial boards of many of them. Notably, Sam is an Associate Editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, a premier academic journal. He is a regular speaker in key management conferences as keynote/plenary speaker, consortia mentor for junior faculty/ doctoral students, and/or paper presenter.
Sam has been teaching undergraduates, masters and doctoral students, as well as executives on topics such as strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, governance, board processes, and “becoming a CEO”. He has also conducted customized workshops and has been invited to address executives, investors and board members in industry conferences.
Sam is involved in the community with startups, and regularly lends support to governance initiatives such as those that advocate women on boards and in leadership positions. He serves on the inaugural academic advisory board/discussion circle of Temasek's Stewardship Asia Center based in Singapore. In the past, he served on the board of a notable charity in Hong Kong. He co-authored the acclaimed book "Inspire to Innovate: Management and Innovation in Asia," published by Palgrave MacMillan (UK). This book earned distinction as a finalist for the global best management book of the year award by the Management Consulting Association, UK. He is often quoted in press.
Before joining academia, Sam worked with established as well as young, entrepreneurial firms, and was also a founder-CEO of an online payments venture, well before the term "fintech" became part of the everyday lexicon.
- 2011: Doctor of Philosophy, Sciences de Gestion, Autre discipline (Stanford University United States of America)
- 2023 – Now : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference
- GARG, S., RHEE C, C. et PARK, E. (2023). Remedies For Growing Pains: How Venture CEOs Resolve Stalemate Conflicts With New Professional Executives. Dans: 2023 Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference. Toronto.
- GARG, S. (2023). Women Entrepreneurship In Korean Livestreaming: New Business Models And The Weak Governance Of Online Platforms. Dans: 2023 Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Frankfort.
- GARG, S. (2023). Strategies for Scaling Up. Dans: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2023. Boston.
- CHO, J., GARG, S. et LEE, J. (2021). Opening the Black Box: Boards of Directors, Competitive Aggressiveness, and Firm Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2021(1), pp. 12953.
- GARG, S. (2020). Venture Governance: A New Horizon for Corporate Governance. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34(2), pp. 252-265.
- GARG, S., JOHN LI, Q. et SHAW, J.D. (2019). Entrepreneurial firms grow up: Board undervaluation, board evolution, and firm performance in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal, 40(11), pp. 1882-1907.
- GARG, S. et LI, Q. (2018). Director Undervaluation, Board Evolution, and Firm Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(1), pp. 12709.
- GARG, S., LI, Q. et SHAW, J.D. (2018). Undervaluation of directors in the board hierarchy: Impact on turnover of directors (and CEOs) in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal, 39(2), pp. 429-457.
- 2022 – Now: Editorial Board Member – Organization Science
- 2021 – Now: Associate Editor – Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
- 2021 – Now: Member, academic advisory board (aka Stewardship Discussion Circle), Temasek-sponsored Stewardship Asia Centre, Singapore, 2021 – (Temasek is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, one of the largest in the world) (Stewardship Discussion Circle Singapore)
- 2019 – Now: Editorial Board Member – Corporate Governance: An International Review
- 2018 – 2020: Editorial Board Member – Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
- 2017 – Now: Editorial Board Member -Academy of Management Journal