Professor On Kit Tam is Professor of Finance in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University and Vice President of the Australia China Business Council Victoria.
Professor Tam was previously Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Business International at RMIT and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, and Director of China Research Centre at Monash University. Other previous appointments include executive/academic positions at the Australian Commonwealth Government Department of Treasury, the University of New South Wales, and Phillips Hong Kong. He has held visiting positions with Australian National University, University of California Berkeley, Renmin University of China, Nanjing University, and the University of Hong Kong, as well as being Adjunct Professor of Finance in Beijing’s Central University of Finance and Economics, and Tianjin University.
Professor Tam has published extensively on China’s economic and financial reform, foreign investment, and corporate governance. His research has won major grants and awards from key Australian and international bodies including the Australian Research Council and the Ford Foundation.
Professor Tam has been consultant and adviser for major multilateral organisations (World Bank, Asian Development Bank), Chinese and Australian government organisations, and international corporations (Lend Lease, Rio Tinto, MLC Financial Services), and was an independent director of a joint venture fund management company in China set up by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a board director of Royal District Nursing Services.
Professor On Kit Tam
- Tam, O.,Zhou, J.,Yu, P. (2017). Board effectiveness in Chinese fund management companies In: Pacific Economic Review, 24, 479 - 492
- Zhou, J.,Tam, O.,Lan, W. (2016). Solving agency problems in Chinese family firms - A law and finance perspective In: Asian Business and Management, 15, 57 - 82
- Yu, P.,Tam, O.,Zhou, J. (2015). Does corporate governance matter in the contractual form of fund management companies in China? In: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 51, S89 - S103
- Zhou, J.,Tam, O.,Lan, W. (2015). Are Investor Protection and Ownership Concentration Substitutes in Chinese Family Firms? In: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 51, 432 - 443
- Huang, X.,Staples, W.,Tam, O. (2013). Exploring corporate governance in Chinese-controlled subsidiaries in Australia In: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, 4 - 6 December, 2013
- Zhou, J.,Tam, O.,Yu, P. (2013). An investigation of the role of family ownership, control and management in listed Chinese family firms In: Asian Business and Management, 12, 197 - 225
- Wei, H.,Tam, O. (2012). Independent directors in China and India: A comparative assessment In: Company and Securities Law Journal, 30, 453 - 470
- Kadir, K.,Tam, O.,Ali, H. (2011). Patterns of supplier learning: case studies in the Malaysian automotive industry In: Asian Academy of Management Journal, 16, 1 - 20
- Tam, O. (2011). China's corporate governance development In: Handbook on international corporate governance: Country analyses, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
- Tam, O.,Tan, G.,Hu, H. (2010). Governance and performance in compliance versus non-compliance Chinese listed companies In: Corporate Board: Role, Duties & Composition, 6, 31 - 41
4 PhD Completions6 PhD Current Supervisions
- Improving Corporate Governance in China's Largest 166 State-Owned Central Enterprise Groups. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2007 Round 2 from (2007 to 2013)