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Kuang S. Yeh
 
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Biography

Kuang S. Yeh is Professor of Organization Management. Currently, he is taking leave and serves as a deputy minister of the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan.

Professor Yeh is the author of six well-recognized general management text books (in Chinese) and more than 50 academic articles. His research has been published in journals including Harvard Business Review, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of World Business, and International Business Review. His current research interests are in family business and entrepreneurship, governance structures in Taiwan’s high tech industry, and organization growth and change in Mainland China’s private enterprises.

Professor Yeh has been a member of the board directors for a number of major Taiwanese companies. He is a co-founder and was Executive Director of Eztravel.com.tw and Startravel.com.tw, both leaders in on-line travel sites in Taiwan. Between 2000 and 2001, Professor Yeh served as Chief Operations Officer for Pacific Broadband Corporation, the third largest multiple cable systems operator in Taiwan.

Professor Yeh served as Director of the Graduate Institute of communication Management at National Sun Yat-Sen University during 1999. Prior to joining National Sun Yat-Sen University in 1991, he was held an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook. During the academic year of 2005, he was a Visiting Professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University and Beijing’s Tsinghua University. In addition to his academic writing Professor Yeh is a columnist for leading business journals in Taiwan such as, Commonwealth Magazine, Economic Daily News, and Commercial Times.

Born in Hualian, Taiwan, Professor Yeh has a BA in Political Science from National Taiwan University, an MPA from University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Organization Theory and Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University.

AREA of EXPERTISE

Organization Theory、Business Ethics、Corporate Governance、Economic Sociology

WORK HISTORY

06/16/09─

Present, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

08/97─

Present, Professor in Human Resources and Organization Management Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University

05/20/08─06/15/09

Deputy Minister, Research Development and Evaluation Commission, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

08/06─05/19/08

Chair, Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University.

01/07─05/19/08

Director, EMBA Program, National Sun Yat-Sen University

11/93─05/19/08

Columnist, Economic Daily News

02/06-06/06

Visiting Professor, Tsinghua Unviersity (Beijing)

09/05-01/06

Visiting Professor, Fudan University (Shanghai)

06/03-12/06

Independent Director, TsannKuen Enterprises Corp.

06/03-12/06

Indepdent Director, Microlife Corp.

02/00-01/01

Sr. Vice President of System Operations, Pacific Broadband Co. Ltd. Taiwan

01/98–12/00

Editor, Sun Yat-sen Management Review

01/05-12/07

Area Editor, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review

08/99–07/00

Director, Graduate Institute of Communications Management, National Sun Yat-sen University

08/91–07/97

Associate Professor in Human Resources and Organization Management, National Sun Yat-sen University

08/90–07/91

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook

09/04-05/06

Columnist, Commercial Times

06/05-12/07

Columnist, CommonWealth Magzine

EDUCATION

1990, Ph.D. in Organization Theory and Policy Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
1984, MPA. in Public Finance, University of Delaware
1979, B.A. in Political Science, National Taiwan University

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Academic Journals

 

2011:

  • Yu-Chun Lin, Kuang S. Yeh and Shaomin Li. 2011. “Change of Governance in the Organization Value Chain: The Case of High-Tech Industries in Taiwan.” Corporate Governance: An International Review 19(2):169-182. [SSCI]

2008:

  • David Ahlsrtom, Garry D. Bruton and Kuang S. Yeh. “Private Firms in China: Buidling Legitimacy in an Emerging Economy.” Journal of World Business 43: 385-399.

  • Yu-Chuan Lin and Kuang s. Yeh. “How Governance Structures Change: Cases for PC, Semiconductor and TFT-LCD Industries in Taiwan.” Journal of Management25, 2: 151-171.

2007:

  • Shaomin Li and Kuang S. Yeh. “Mao’s Pervasive Influence on Chinese CEOs.”Harvard Business Review 85: 16-17.

  • David Ahlstrom, Garry D. Bruton and Kuang S. Yeh. “Venture Capital in China: Past, Present, and Future.”Asican Pacific Journal of Management 24: 247-268.

  • David A. Robinson and Kuang S. Yeh. “Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Non-Profit Organizations.” Sun Yat-Sen Management Review 15, special issue: 139-159

2006:

  • David Ahlstrom, Kuang S. Yeh and Garry D. Bruton. “Venture Capital in China: High Technology Investing in an Emerging Economy.” In Growth of New Technology Ventures in China’s Emerging Market Haiyang Li (ed.) Northampton, MA. Edward Elgar. pp. 61-84.

  • Yunshi Liu, David Ahlstrom, and Kuang S. Yeh. “The Separation of Ownership and Management in Taiwan’s Public Companies: An Empirical Study.” International Business Review 15: 415-435.

2004:

  • Bruton, Garry D., David Ahlstrom, and Kuang S. Yeh. “Understanding venture capital in East Asia: the impact of institutions on the industry today and tomorrow.” Journal of World Business 39: 72-88.

2003:

  • Chung, His Mei, Yunshi Liu and Kuang S. Yeh. “Relationships between Family Control and Board Processes in Taiwan’s Public Companies.” Sun Yat-Sen Management Review 11: 341-365. (in Chinese)

2002:

  • Liu, Yunshi, Kuang S. Yeh and Pao-Shin Wang. “A Study on Interpersonal Networks between Silicon Valley and Taiwan in High-Tech Industry.” Tamkang Journal of Huamanities and Social Sciences 11: 27-59. (in Chinese)

  • Hsi Mei Chung, Liang-Chieh Weng, Kuang S. Yeh. 2002. “A Research on the Gender Structure for the Recruitment and Promotion Politics in Taiwanese Companies.” Chinese Business Horizon,1,4:287-313.

2000:

  • Yeh, Kuang S. “On Professional Ethics.” Academica Sinica Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 12, 3: 495-526. (in Chinese)

  • Liu, Yunshi and Kuang S. Yeh. “The Transformation of Family Firms in Taiwan under Initial Public Offerings.” In Embeddedness and Corporate Change in a Global Economy Rueyling Tzeng and Brian Uzzi (eds). New York: Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 105-129.

  • Yeh, Kuang S. “An Analytic Model of Business Ethics and Institutional Change.”Asia-Pacific Econoomic and Management Review 3, 2: 1-13. (in Chinese)

  • Kuang S. Yeh. 2000. “On Professional Ethics.” Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 12,3:495-526.

1999:

  • Su, Kuo-Hsien, Shin-Tien Chen, and Kuang S. Yeh. “Demographic Structures and Organization Performance: An Empirical Study of Taiwanese Enterprises.” NTU Management Review. 10: 1-38. (in Chinese)

  • Demographic Composition in Business Organizations.” Journal of Management. 16, 4: 581-612. (in Chinese)

  • Liu, Yunshi, and Kuang S. Yeh. “On Corporate Governance.” Economic Affairs and Review Quarterly 5, 1: 1-22. (in Chinese)

  • Yu, Hui-Yun, and Kuang S. Yeh. “R&D Laboratories.” In The Technology Management Handbook. Ed. Richard C. Dorf. pp. 2-16 to 2-20.

1998:

  • Su, Kuo-Hsien, Shin-Tien Chen, and Kuang S. Yeh. “An Analysis of Determinants of Organizational Demography in Taiwanese Enterprises.” Journal of Management15, 2: 319-341. (in Chinese)

1997:

  • Hsu, Lien-an, and Kuang S. Yeh. “The Restructuring Process of the Taiwan Motor Transport Company.” Sun Yat-sen Management Review 5, 4: 967-986. (teaching case; in Chinese)

  • Yamagata, Hisashi, Kuang S. Yeh, Shelby Stewman, and Hiroko Dodge. “Sex Segregation and Glass Ceilings: A Comparative Statistics Model of Women’s Career Opportunities in the Federal Government over a Quarter of a Century.” American Journal of Sociology 103, 3: 566-632.

  • Yeh, Kuang S. “Board Network Structural Change Before and After Initial Public Offerings in Taiwan.” Sun Yat-sen Management Review International issue: 93-104.

  • Yeh, Kuang S., and Tsui-Fen Hsu. “Taiwanese Entrepreneurs’ Perspectives on Business Ethics.” Chinese Journal of Public Policy Studies 18: 111-132. (in Chinese)

1996:

  • Lin, Feng-Lee, Shin-Tien Chen, and Kuang S. Yeh. “Modeling Multiple Recruitment Channels OLM: Linear Integer Program.” Chiao Ta Management Review 16, 2: 49-67. (in Chinese)

  • Lin, Yu-chuan, and Kuang S. Yeh. “An Empirical Analysis of Business Ethics Cognition in Taiwan.” Journal of Human Resources Development 6: 35-56. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., Jen-Jsung Huang, Yunshi Liu, and Hsin-Hen Peng. “Motivations and Organizational Change Processes of Corporations’ Initial Public Offerings in Taiwan.” Management Review 15, 1: 15-36. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., and Li-Chin Tsao. “A Network Analysis of Ownership Succession in Family-owned Business.” Journal of Management 13, 2: 197-225. (in Chinese)

1995:

  • Yeh, Kuang S. “How to Enhance Policy Implementation: Perspectives from Modern Organization Theories.” Chinese Administration February: 15-30. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., and Der-Kuang Chou. “The Formation and Sustainability of Business Ethics: An Exploratory Analysis.” NTU Management Review 6, 1: 1-24. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., Stephen D. Tsai, and Jin-Wen Zhang. “Technology Development Strategy of Automation.” Tunghai University Review 55-73. (in Chinese)

  • Yu, Hui-Yun, and Kuang S. Yeh. “Technology Transfer in Taiwan’s Information Industry: The Lessons.” Research Technology Management September-October: 26-30.

  • Yu, Hui-Yun, Kuang S. Yeh, and Chang-Yung Liu. “The Technology Transfer Mode of Cooperative Participation: A Case Study of the Taiwan Information Industry.”Fu-Jen Management Review 2, 1: 87-110.

1994:

  • Yeh, Kuang S., and Der-Kuang Chou. “On the Social Evolution of Ethics.” Research and Review Bimonthly June: 47-55. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., and Der-Kuang Chou. “The Ownership Structure of Intellectual Property Rights in Organizations.” Chinese Public Administration Review 4, 1: 101-130. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., Stephen D. Tsai, and Jeun-Sen Wang. “Network Structures of the Textile Industry in Taiwan.” Sun Yat-sen Management Review 2, 1: 1-20. (in Chinese)

1993:

  • Tsai, Dun-Hou, Kuang S. Yeh, and Hui-Yun Yu. “On the Direction of Industrial Policy: A Social Capital Theory Approach.” Research and Review BimonthlyFebruary: 44-56. (in Chinese)

  • Yeh, Kuang S., Stephen D. Tsai, and Der-Kuang Chou. “The Strategy of Strategic Alliance: A Transaction Cost Approach.” Management Review 12: 99-117. (in Chinese)

1991:

  • Stewman, Shelby, and Kuang S. Yeh. “Structural Pathway and Switching Mechanisms for Individual Careers.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.Vol. 10. Ed. Robert Althauser and Michael Wallace. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 133-168.

  • Yeh, Kuang S., and Shelby Stewman. “The Road to Top Management: Organizational Career Pathway Structures.” Paper presented in the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Miami. August. In 1991 Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.

Conference Papers

  • Yu-Chuan Lin and Kuang S. Yeh. 2006. “Strategic Evolution in a Hypercompetitive Environment: Development of PC Industry in Taiwan.” Paper presented in an interactive session at Asian Academy of Management Meeting. Tokyo, Japan. December.

  • Yu-Chuan Lin and Kuang S. Yeh. 2005. “How Industries Emerge? A Comparison of PC, Semiconductor, and TFT-LCD Industries in Taiwan.” Paper presented in Business & Economics Society International. Arizona, USA. July.

  • Hsi Mei Chung, Cher Min Fong and Kuang S. Yeh. 2003. “Relationships among Performance Evaluation Policy, Institutional Norms and Female Managers in Taiwan.” Paper presented in the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Conference of Pacific Rim Management (ACME). Seattle. August.

  • Kuang S. Yeh, Hsi Mei Chung and Zeng Chung Wang. 2001. “Equity Building Actions of New Ventures in a High-Velocity Market: Research on Taiwan’s Internet Entrepreneurial Organizations.” Paper presented in the First International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB). Hong Kong. December.

  • Kuang S. Yeh, Hsi Mei Chung and Yun Shi Liu. 2001. “Relationships between Conflict, Family Control and Trust: An Empirical Study in Boards of Directors in Taiwan’s Public Companies.” Paper presented in the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Anaheim, California. August.

  • Yunshi Liu and Kuang S. Yeh. 2000. “Separation of Ownership and Management in Taiwan’s Public Companies.” Paper presented in Business and Economics Society International 2000 Conference. L.A. July.

  • Ryh-song Yeh and Kuang S. Yeh. August 1999. “Managerial Style of Taiwanese Entrepreneurs: Changes and the Future.” Paper presented in 1999 International Entrepreneurship Conference, Singapore.

  • Jar-Der Luo, Chang Fu, and Kuang S. Yeh. August 1998. “Less Competition, More Coordination.” Paper presented in Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Diego.

  • Shin-Tien Chen, Kuo-Hsien Su, and Kuang S. Yeh. June 1998. “Wage Structure and Demographic Composition: An Analysis of Enterprises in Taiwan.” Paper presented in 1998 Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Taipei.

  • Kuo-Hsien Su, Kuang S. Yeh, and Shin-Tien Chen. May 1998. “A Study of the Effects of Wage Structure on Organizational Demography.” Paper presented in 1998 Joint International Conference on Contemporary Management and Comparative Management, Kaohsiung.

  • Hisashi Yamagata, Kuang S. Yeh, Shelby Stewman, and Hiroko Dodge. August 1997. “Sex Segregation and Glass Ceilings: A Comparative Statistics Model of Women’s Career Opportunities in the Federal Government over a Quarter of a Century.” Paper presented in the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto. Final version is published in American Journal of Sociology.

  • Kuang S. Yeh and Yunshi Liu. May 1997. “The Distribution of Board Types Before and After Initial Public Offerings in Taiwan.” Paper presented in the Social Structure and Social Change: International Perspectives on Business Firms and Economic Life Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

  • Kuo-Hsien Su, Kuang S. Yeh, Fen-Lee Lin, and Shin-Tien Chen. May 1997. “Configurations of Compositional Demography Attributes: An Analysis in Medium and Large Enterprises.” Paper presented in the Eighth International Conference on Comparative Management, Kaohsiung.

  • Kuang S. Yeh, Jen-Jsung Huang, and Yunshi Liu. May 1996. "Motivations and Organizational Change Processes of Corporations' Initial Public Offerings in Taiwan." Paper presented in the Seventh International Conference of Comparative Management, Kaohsiung.

  • Hui-Yun Yu and Kuang S. Yeh. August 1995. "Lessons from Technology Transfer in Taiwan's Information Industry." Paper presented in the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver. Final version is published in Research Technology Management.

  • Stephen D. H. Tsai, Kuang S. Yeh, and Der-Kuang Chou. August 1993. "The Institutional Environment and Structure of Industrial Automation in Taiwan." Paper presented in the ACME III/ICCM IV Joint Conference, Los Angeles.

  • Kuang S. Yeh and Shelby Stewman. August 1991. "The Road to Top Management: Organizational Career Pathway Structures." Paper presented in the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Miami. In 1991 Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.

  • Kuang S. Yeh. May 1991. "Emerging Issues of Centralization and Decentralization in Governments and Markets." Paper presented in the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society Annual Meeting, New York.

  • Shelby Stewman and Kuang S. Yeh. July 1989. "Structural Pathway and Switching Mechanisms for Individual Careers." Paper presented in the themetic session in the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Final version is published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

  • Shelby Stewman and Kuang S. Yeh. April 1989. "Job Dynamics and Status Assignment System." Paper presented in the North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Akron.

  • Shelby Stewman and Kuang S. Yeh. March 1985. "Housing Vacancy Chains and Residential Mobility: Demographic Models of Housing Market Behavior." Paper presented in the Population Association of American Annual Meeting, Boston.

Other Publications

  • [Business Environment and Management in Contemporary China.]( 當代中國工商環境與企業管理) Taipei: Future Career Publishing. Coauthor with Shaomin Li and Zili Bee. 2008 (in Chinese)

  • [Fox and Wolf: The Micro and Macro Dimensions of Business Management.]( 狐狸與狼:企業管理的個性與群性) Taipei: Linking Publishing Co., 2008. (in Chinese)

  • [The first Course of EMBA.]( EMBA的第一門課) Taipei: Commerical Press. Coauthor with Hui-Yun Yu. 2004. (in Chinese)

  • [The CEO’s Masks: The Context of Management.]( 總經理的面具─掌握管理的情境) Taipei: Linking Publishing Co., 2004. (in Chinese)

  • [The Crisis and Transformation of Taiwan Motor Company.]( 駛向未來-台汽的危機與變革) Taipei: Sheng-Chih Book Co., Coauthor with Lian-En Hsu and Jin-Yi Yang. 2000. (in Chinese)

  • [The CEO’s Underwears: The Essence of Management.]( 總經理的內衣-透視管理的本質) Taipei: Linking Publishing Co., 1999. (in Chinese)

  • [The CEO’s New Clothes: The Myth of Management.]( 總經理的新衣-打破管理的迷思) Taipei: Linking Publishing Co., 1996. (in Chinese)

  • [Theory and Practice of Business Ethics.]( 企業倫理的理論與實踐) Taipei: Hua-Tai Publishing Co., 1996. (Winner of the 1997 Hsin-Yi Scholarly Book Award; in Chinese)

PROJECTS

Period

Title

2007-2010

“The Professionalization of Private Firms in Mainland China.” NSC 96-2416-H-110-003-MY3.

2006-2007

“The Growth of Private Firms in Mainland China.” NSC 95-2416-H-110-014.

2004-2005

“Ownership and Governance Structures.” NSC 93-2416-H-110-024.

2000-2001

“The founding and Growth of Internet Companies.”. NSC 89-2416-H-110-074.

1999-2000

“The Function of Public Companies’ Board of Directors in Taiwan.” NSC 89-2416-H-110-010.

1998-1999

“Role and Network Structural Change of the Board of Directors in Taiwan’s Public Companies.” NSC 88-2416-H-110-016.

1997-1998

“Network Relations between Silicon Valley Chinese and Taiwan’s Business in the Computer and Information Industry.” NSC 87-2416-H-110-018.

1996-1997

“Directorate Structure and Corporate Image Change Before and After Initial Public Offerings.” NSC 86-2416-H-110-022.

1995-1996

“Organizational Change in the Corporations’ Initial Public Offerings Process.” NSC 84-2416-H-110-026.

1994-1995

“An Empirical Analysis of Business Ethics in Taiwan.” NSC 83-0301-H-110-031.

1993-1994

“Determinants of Inter-firm Relations in Taiwan.” NSC 82-0301-H-110-040.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2004-2009

Degree

Course

Doctoral

Organization Theory.
Economic Sociology.

MBA

Organization Theory and Management.
Business Ethics, Decision Making Processes.
Organizational Change.
Organizational Diagnosis and Design.
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Part-time MBA

Organization Theory and Management.
Human Resources Management.

BBA

Organizational Behavior.
Human Resources Management.
Economics.
Management.

SERVICES

Year

Title

06/16/09─

Present, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

08/97─

Chairman, Professor in Human Resources and Organization Management Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University

AWARDS

Period

Title

1992,1994,1995,
1996,1997,1998,
1999,2000

Winner of the Highly Commended Award of the management subject (After the 2000 school year, there was not this item in National Science Council.) (管理學門研究甲等獎)