Mr Xiangming Tao

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Xiangming (Tommy) Tao is now a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. He is interested in exploring and explaining the entrepreneurship phenomenon through the lens of Psychological theory. His doctoral research focuses on the emerging topic of learning from failure, which tries to answer the substantial but controversial questions, namely what’s the underlying process of learning from failure, especially in the context of new product development project, and how do psychological factors affect this process?

He is acting as a director on a research project funded by the China Scholarship Council (2016-2020). Based on this project, he published several peer-reviewed articles in Entrepreneurship and Management journals, for example, Technological Forecasting and Social Change. His working papers have been accepted/presented on some international conferences, for example, the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2017,2019), the Annual Meetings of British Academy of Management (2017,2018,2019), and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2019).

He also received several influential academic awards including a Doctoral Stipend from AoM ENT Division (2019), a Doctoral Bursary from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Society of the Advancement of Management Studies(2019), an award of the Top-100 Management Case Studies (2018), the First Prize of the 15th Challenge Up International Contest (2017), a Doctoral Bursary from the British Academy of Management (2017), and an Excellent Paper Award at the 5th National Graduate Students and Young Academics Forum of Finance in China(2014), and several Academic Scholarships from the China Scholarship Council (2016), Royal Holloway, University of London (2016), the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (2015), and Shanghai University (2015).

He is now a member of the Academy of Management(AoM), British Academy of Management(BAM) and the International Association for Chinese Management Research(IACMR). He also acts as a reviewer for the Annual Meeting of the AoM, Annual Meeting of European Academy of Management(EURAM), Annual Meeting of BAM, and the Biennial Meeting of IACMR.

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