Teng-Kee Tan, Ph.D
Harzfeld Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Curriculum Vitae
Teng-Kee Tan is dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as the Harzfeld Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship.
He comes to the Bloch School from Singapore, where he founded and directed the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Tan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Nanyang University; an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern; and a PhD from the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge.
Prior to his academic career, Tan spent more than 18 years in the corporate world, holding senior positions with multi-national corporations in Asia and North America, including Electrolux AB, Sweden, and Sunbeam Corporation, U.S.A. He was also an entrepreneur for nine years, traveling and conducting businesses in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, Canada and the U.S.A.
His research interests and expertise is in Dilemma Reconciliation Theory as related to technology innovation and new product development. He is currently working closely with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen on using his disruptive innovation theory to predict early venture survival rates.