Bio


Professor Edison Tse received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the Director of Asia Center of Management Science and Engineering, which has the charter of developing executive training programs for executives in Asian enterprises, conducting research on development of the emerging economy in Asia and establishing research affiliations with Asian enterprises, with a special focus in Greater China: China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
In 1973, he received the prestigious Donald Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of Automatic Control. He had served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control, and a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, which he co-founded.
Professor Tse has done research in system and control engineering, economic dynamics and control, computer integrated systems to support fishery management policy decisions, management and control of manufacturing enterprise, and industrial competitive analysis and product development. Tse developed a framework for analyzing dynamic competitive strategy that would shape the formation of an ecosystem supporting a value proposition. Within such a framework, he developed dynamic strategies for firms entering an emerging market, latecomers entering a matured market, and firms managing transformation. Using this framework, he developed a new theory on the business transformation of a company and the economic transformation of a developing economy. He applied his theory to explain China’s rapid growth since 1978, changing from a production economy to an innovation economy. His current research is extending the theory to managing product success, managing inflection point disruptions, sustainable growth strategy in a dynamic changing environment, and industries’ strategy responding to geopolitics disruption. Over the years he has made valuable contributions in the field of engineering, economics, and business creation and expansion. He has published over 180 papers on his research activities.
From 2004- 2015, he co-directed various Stanford-China programs on regional industry and enterprise transformation that were attended by high level city officials from various cities in China and high level executives from Chinese enterprises. From 2007-2013, he co-directed a Stanford Financial Engineering Certificate Program in Hong Kong that upgrades the quality of managers and traders in the financial institutions in Hong Kong
He was a co-founder and a Board member of Advanced Decision System (ADS), a technology company with emphasis on AI and advanced decision tools. The company was found in 1979 and later acquired by Booz Allen and Hamilton in 1991. In 1988, Verity was spun off from ADS with AI search engine technology developed in ADS to provide enterprise search software. He was a Board member of Verity representing ADS before Verity went IPO in 1995. From 2007-2010, he was a Board member of KBC Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Academic Appointments


Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Education


  • BS, MIT (1970)
  • MS, MIT (1970)
  • PhD, MIT (1970)

All Publications


  • Managing Product Success: Cool, Good, and Great Products Tse, E. Innovation Ink Publisher. 2023
  • Navigating In-Betweenness: How 1.5 Generation Immigrant Entrepreneurs Recombine Resources from Both Worlds 1.5 Generation Korea Diaspora: A Comparative Understanding of transnationalism Lee, J., Tse, E. edited by Lee, J. Y., Kim, M. Lexington Books. 2021
  • Is China Ready for the Next Disruptive Innovation? Shifting Gears in Innovative Policy Tse, E. edited by Lee, Y. S., Hoshu, T., Shin, G. W. Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. 2020
  • Basic Needs Disruptive Innovation Tsinghua Management Review Tse, E. 2019; April (19)
  • The Art of Disruptive Innovation (in Chinese 源创新小典) Tse, E. T., Zhang, L. China CITIC Press. 2018
  • Redefine Innovation (in Chinese 重新定义创新) Tse, E. T. China CITIC Press. 2016
  • Inferior search engine's optimal choice: Knowledge-sharing service versus search quality ELECTRONIC COMMERCE RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS Kim, K., Tse, E. 2014; 13 (6): 387-401
  • Search engine competition with a knowledge-sharing service DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS Kim, K., Tse, E. 2014; 66: 180-195
  • Disruptive Innovation and Company Transformation Harvard Business Review China Tse, E. 2013; October: 108-111
  • Dynamic search engine competition with a knowledge-sharing service DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS Kim, K., Tse, E. T. 2012; 52 (2): 427-437
  • Toward Disruptive Innovation Tsinghua Business Review Tse, E. 2012; October: 12-16
  • Disruptive Innovation (in Chinese 源创新) Tse, E. T. Wuzhou. 2012
  • The Role of the Business Model on Dynamic Capability in the Electronics Industry IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ITMC) Na, Y., Tse, E. IEEE. 2012: 10–17
  • Dynamic Competition Strategy for Online Knowledge-Sharing Platforms INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE Kim, K., Tse, E. 2011; 16 (1): 41-76
  • Competition in Search Engine Market Journal of Business Strategies Zhao, W., Tse, E. 2011
  • Building innovative organizations in China: The "execution plus " organization ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT Gu, M., Tse, E. 2010; 27 (1): 25-53
  • The Resource-Based View of Competitive Advantage in Two-Sided Markets JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES Sun, M., Tse, E. 2009; 46 (1): 45-64
  • Building innovative organizations in China: the execution+ organization Asia Pacific Journal of Management Gu, M., Tse, E. 2008
  • When Does the Winner Take All in Two-Sided Markets? Review of Network Economics C., M., M., Tse, E. 2007
  • Sustainable Growth of Payment Card Network: A two-sided market Approach Journal of Business Strategies Sun, M., C., Tse, E. 2007
  • Informing the design of direct-touch tabletops IEEE COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND APPLICATIONS Shen, C., Ryall, K., Forlines, C., Esenther, A., Vernier, F. D., Everitt, K., Wu, M., Wigdor, D., Morris, M. R., Hancock, M., Tse, E. 2006; 26 (5): 36-46

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  • Grabber-holder dynamics and network effects in technology innovation JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS & CONTROL Tse, E. 2002; 26 (9-10): 1721-1738
  • Managing the Use of Information Technology to Promote Process Innovation Designing Innovations in Industrial Logistic Modeling Tse, E. edited by Kusiak, A., Bielli, M. CRC Press. 1997
  • VASODILATOR UNRESPONSIVENESS OF ACUTE POSTISCHEMIC RENAL-ALLOGRAFT FAILURE Tse, E., VINOT, O., Huie, P., Sibley, R. K., Wang, B. Y., Cooke, J. P., Dafoe, D., Alfrey, E., Scandling, J., Myers, B. D. AMER SOC NEPHROLOGY. 1995: 478–78
  • LEARNING-MODELS IN DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES Tse, E., NARONGDEJ, P. 1994; 5 (2): 258-271
  • INTELLIGENT SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN A DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS Tse, E. 1991; 4 (4): 229-238
  • IMPLICIT GAMES - ANALYSIS OF ASYMPTOTIC COMPETITIVE BEHAVIORS EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH Namatame, A., Tse, E. 1990; 47 (3): 387-393
  • Industry Structure Modeling for Competitive Analysis: An Integrated AI and Systems Approach Computer Science in Economics and Management Tse, E., Jaffer, S. 1990
  • AN EXTENSION OF KARMARKAR PROJECTIVE ALGORITHM FOR CONVEX QUADRATIC-PROGRAMMING MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING Ye, Y. Y., Tse, E. 1989; 44 (2): 157-179
  • A NOTE ON THE RADIUS OF CONVERGENCE OF THE USA ALGORITHM JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS & CONTROL KHILNANI, A., TSE, E. T. 1989; 13 (2): 313-316
  • MONOPOLISTIC PROVISION OF CONGESTED SERVICE WITH INCENTIVE-BASED ALLOCATION OF PRIORITIES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIEW Viswanathan, N., TSE, E. T. 1989; 30 (1): 153-174
  • AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM MODEL FOR A FISHERY MANAGEMENT PROCESS .2. A CASE-STUDY COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS Tse, E., KHILNANI, A. 1989; 18 (6-7): 675-690
  • AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM MODEL FOR A FISHERY MANAGEMENT PROCESS .1. MODEL STRUCTURE COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS Tse, E., KHILNANI, A. 1989; 17 (8-9): 1329-1343
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Enterprise Management Systems Intelligent Management Systems II Tse, E., Lee, H., Wu, B. edited by Milacic, V. R. Elsevier Publisher. 1988
  • USA ALGORITHM - RESPONSE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS & CONTROL KHILNANI, A., TSE, E. T. 1987; 11 (3): 461-463
  • TRACKING AND CLASSIFYING MULTIPLE TARGETS WITHOUT A PRIORI IDENTIFICATION IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL Mori, S., Chong, C. Y., Tse, E., Wishner, R. P. 1986; 31 (5): 401-409
  • Actively Adaptive Control for Nonlinear Stochastic Systems Adaptive Methods for Control System Design Tse, E., Bar-Shalom, Y. edited by Gupta, M. IEEE Press. 1986
  • The Simulation and Expert Environment Coupling Symbolic and Numercial Computing in Expert Systems Lounamaa, P., Tse, E. edited by Kowalik, J. K. Elsevier Science Publishers. 1986
  • Adaptive Stochastic Control for a Class of Linear Systems" Adaptive Methods for Control System Design Tse, E., Athans, M. edited by Gupta, M. IEEE Press. 1986
  • A FIXED-POINT ALGORITHM WITH ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS & CONTROL KHILNANI, A., Tse, E. 1985; 9 (2): 127-137
  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR CLASSES OF POSITIVE LINEAR-SYSTEMS IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS Rouhani, R., Tse, E. 1981; 11 (2): 126-134
  • ADAPTIVE EXPECTATIONS AND DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT IN NONCOOPERATIVE GAMES WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS Namatame, A., Tse, E. 1981; 34 (2): 243-261
  • AGGREGATION AND INFORMATION STRUCTURING IN LARGE-SCALE DYNAMIC-SYSTEMS IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS Arbel, A., Tse, E. 1980; 10 (11): 723-729
  • ADAPTIVE INPUT-MATCHING CONTROL OF STRUCTURALLY VARYING PLANTS AUTOMATICA Johnson, C. R., Tse, E. 1980; 16 (3): 317-321
  • POLE PLACEMENT THROUGH THE MODALATOR APPROACH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL Arbel, A., Tse, E. 1980; 31 (6): 1137-1145
  • BOUNDING THE BEHAVIOR OF POSITIVE DYNAMIC-SYSTEMS JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS & CONTROL Rouhani, R., Tse, E. 1980; 2 (3): 283-299
  • EXPERIMENTATION AND BUDGETING IN ADVERTISING - AN ADAPTIVE-CONTROL APPROACH OPERATIONS RESEARCH PEKELMAN, D., Tse, E. 1980; 28 (2): 321-347
  • OBSERVER DESIGN FOR LARGE-SCALE LINEAR-SYSTEMS IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL Arbel, A., Tse, E. 1979; 24 (3): 469-476
  • REDUCED-ORDER MODELS, CANONICAL FORMS AND OBSERVERS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL Arbel, A., Tse, E. 1979; 30 (3): 513-531
  • ADAPTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE-STEP-AHEAD OPTIMAL-CONTROL VIA INPUT MATCHING IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL Johnson, C. R., Tse, E. 1978; 23 (5): 865-872
  • QUANTITATIVE MEASURE OF IDENTIFIABILITY IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS Tse, E. 1978; 8 (1): 1-8
  • ACTIVELY ADAPTIVE-CONTROL FOR NONLINEAR STOCHASTIC-SYSTEMS PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE Tse, E., BARSHALOM, Y. 1976; 64 (8): 1172-1181
  • CAUTION, PROBING, AND VALUE OF INFORMATION IN CONTROL OF UNCERTAIN SYSTEMS ANNALS OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL MEASUREMENT BARSHALOM, Y., Tse, E. 1976; 5 (3): 323-337
  • OPTIMAL TIMING FOR AN ADVERTISING COPY REPLACEMENT (COPY LIFE-CYCLE) PEKELMAN, D., Tse, E. INFORMS. 1975: B394–B394
  • Concepts and Methods in Stochastic Control Control and Dynamic Systems: Advances in Theory and Applications Bar-Shalom, Y., Tse, E. edited by Leondes, C. T. Academic Press. 1975
  • Structural Determination and Parameter Identification for Multivariable Stochastic Linear Systems IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Weinert, H., L. 1975
  • Adaptive Dual Control for Stochastic Nonlinear Systems with Free End-Time IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Bar-Shalom, Y. 1975
  • DUAL EFFECT, CERTAINTY EQUIVALENCE, AND SEPARATION IN STOCHASTIC CONTROL IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL BARSHALO, Y., Tse, E. 1974; AC19 (5): 494-500
  • ACTIVELY ADAPTIVE CONTROL FOR LINEAR-SYSTEMS WITH RANDOM PARAMETERS VIA DUAL CONTROL APPROACH IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL Tse, E., BARSHALO, Y. 1973; AC18 (2): 109-117
  • Wide-Sense Adaptive Dual Control for Stochastic Nonlinear Systems IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Bar-Shalom, Y., Meier, L. 1973
  • Observer-Estimators for Discrete-Time Linear Systems IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E. 1973
  • An Actively Adaptive Control for Linear Systems with Random Parameters via the Dual Control Approach IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Bar-Shalom, Y. 1973
  • Adaptive Stochastic Control for a Class of Linear Systems IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Athans, M. 1972
  • On the Identifiability of Parameters IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Anton, J., J. 1972
  • Target Track Pulse Scheduling IEEE Transaction on Aero-Space and Electronic Systems Tse, E., Wishner, R. 1971; November: 1113-1122
  • On the Optimal Control of Stochastic Systems IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E. 1971; December (AC-16)
  • Optimal Minimal-Order Observer-Estimators for Discrete Linear Time Varying System IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control Tse, E., Athans, M. 1970; August (AC-15): 4-6-426