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Sam Garg


IEMS Research Areas

Areas of expertise

CEO-Board Relationship, Strategic Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Power Dynamics, Cognition


Sam Garg is currently interested in strategic decision processes at the highest organizational levels in high-growth entrepreneurial firms, including those in Asia. Before becoming an academic, Sam worked with established as well as young, entrepreneurial firms, and was also founder-CEO of an online payments venture in Singapore. He continues to advise venture CEOs.

Sam’s work on emerging markets includes a book on innovation management processes in Asia (finalist for the best management book of the year) and a set of teaching case studies on Bank Mandiri, Indonesia’s largest bank.


Selected Papers

  • Garg, S. Forthcoming. Microfoundations of board monitoring: The case of entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Review.
  • Garg, S. 2013. Venture boards: Distinctive monitoring and implications for firm performance. Academy of Management Review, 38: 90-108.
  • Furr, N., Cavaretta, F., & Garg, S. 2012. Who changes course? The role of domain knowledge and novel framing in making technology changes. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 6: 236-256.