Dr. Janet Tan

Dr. Janet Tan

School of Management
School of Global Innovation and Leadership

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0164
Office: BT452


Preferred: janet.tan@sjsu.edu

Office Hours

Please check with school office for hours.

Office Location

BT 452 or Zoom by request


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

MS, Engineering Management, Santa Clara University

BA, Math and Computer Science, San Jose State University


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. 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 included a patent, System and method for generating database input forms.

Dr. Tan's latest publication included Economic Landscape of Taiwan: Dynamic Cluster Models for Public Policy Effectiveness.

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