Industry convergence may sound slightly foreign, but not to Sean Tsuhsiang Hsu. The assistant professor of management studied convergence and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the competitive consequences of firms’ alliance experience and attention while completing his doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
New to the campus this fall, Hsu comes with two years experience teaching business strategy and policy, management principle and organizational development at Niagara University in New York, as well as two years at the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked six years as a product management in the information technology industry in Taiwan, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and MBA in international business.
Why did you pursue the opportunity to join Cal State Fullerton?
I was attracted by the rich diversity of CSUF community, as well as the outreach of Mihaylo College, the largest business school on the West Coast.
What do you most look forward to now that you’re here?
I look forward to working and collaborating with my colleagues. They are passionate about the students and are doing high-quality research.
What areas of continued scholarship and research are of particular interest to you?
I am currently interested in how companies drive industry convergence (the blurring of boundaries between industries creating competition among firms that previously did not compete) and vice versa.
What are some of your outside activities, hobbies, or interests?
Reading, hiking and fishing.