Janet Tan

Professor Janet Tan

School of Global Innovation and Leadership
College of Business

San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0164

Email

Preferred: janet.tan@sjsu.edu

Telephone

Preferred: (408)-924-3123

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Monday 5:00 pm. to 6:00 pm, Tuesday 12 Noon to 1:00 pm, or by appointment

Office Location

BT452

Education

Ph.D, International Political Economy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

MS, Engineer Management, Santa Clara University, US

BA, Math and Computer Science, San Jose State University, US 

Bio

Dr. Tan has been an entrepreneur most part of her career. She has coached many startup companies both in Silicon Valley and East Asia in the past 20 years.

In the early years, she started her own company with partners in Silicon Valley working on Speech Recognition technology in medical transcription field and was granted by NIH to innovate and produce dictation products for radiologists to transcribe their medical records. She also marketed the products in Asia.

In the recent years, Janet worked with Professor Michael Porter on projects in national competitiveness. She has been teaching Microeconomics of Competitiveness workshops in Asia in the past 4 years. Meanwhile, she has been participating in the network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of Harvard Business School to research strategy and competitiveness in alliance with other international researchers.

Her earlier technical contribution includes a patent, System and method for generating database input forms.

Janet's latest publications include Economic Landscape of Taiwan: Dynamic Cluster Models for Public Policy Effectiveness.

Janet enjoys helping entrepreneurs starting their businesses and projects. She also enjoys cooking.