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Chou-Yu Tsai

Osterhout Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

School of Management


Chou-Yu (Joey) Tsai earned his BS and MS in psychology at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, and his PhD in leadership and organizational behavior in School of Management at Binghamton University.

Tsai joined the School of Management faculty in 2018, teaching courses in entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, strategic leadership, and research methods. Tsai’s research focuses on studying leadership through the lens of multilevel and interdisciplinary methodologies. His research interests also extend to entrepreneurship and leadership, leader emergence in virtual teams, strategic leadership and human capital resource emergence, leadership in coaching, and leadership in robotic technology.

Tsai is a fellow in a number of Binghamton University research centers, including the Bernard M. & Ruth R. Bass Center for Leadership Studies, Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems, and Center for Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Sciences. He also serves as an editorial review board member for The Leadership Quarterly and Wine Business Case Research Journal.


  • BS, MS, National Taiwan University
  • PhD, Binghamton University

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship and leadership
  • Strategic leadership and human capital resource emergence
  • Leader emergence in virtual teams
  • Leadership in coaching and robotic technology
  • Research methods

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership training and development
  • Advanced statistics and research methods (R programming)
  • Organizational behavior


  • Lois B. DeFleur International Innovation Award, 2023

    School of Management Award for Excellence in Research, 2020-21

  • College of Community and Public Affairs Research Excellence Award, 2020-21

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