|Assoc Prof Fock Siew Tong |
Division of Banking & Finance
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Phone: (+65)6790 6405
- PhD The University of Bath 2001
- MSc National University of Singapore 1996
- BSocSci(Hons) University of Singapore 1973
- BA University of Singapore 1972
|A top social sciences graduate, Professor Fock graduated as the top honours graduate in his cohort. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree in Sociology from the University of Singapore, his MSc (Management) degree from the National University of Singapore and his PhD degree from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
At Nanyang Technological University (NTU), he is the Associate Dean (External Relations) and Associate Professor of Banking and Finance at the Nanyang Business School. In his capacity as the Associate Dean (External Relations), he provides leadership in the development of the school's corporate relations with the business community and in the management of the school's advisory board. Professor Fock previously held other positions at Nanyang Business School as Director of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Director of Undergraduate Programmes and Deputy Head for the Banking and Finance Division.
Prior to joining NTU, he spent two decades in the corporate banking and private banking industry, rising in rank to Vice President (Chase Manhattan Bank), Deputy General Manager (American Express Bank) and Chief Executive Officer (Royal Trust Bank Asia) in both the Singapore and New York offices of these top North American banks. This included a three-year stint as trainer of bankers in the capacity of Vice President of Chase Global Credit Training at Chase Manhattan Bank's head office in New York.
Dr Fock is well sought after for consultative training in corporate lending and private banking by leading banks in Singapore. He has consulted for financial institutions in Singapore and Asia such as DBS Bank, Bank of China, China's CITIC Bank, Industrial Bank of Korea and other organisations such as International Enterprise Singapore. He has also consulted for entrepreneurs, and founding and succeeding leaders of large family businesses in Asia.
|Professor Fock's teaching and research interests are in corporate banking, private banking, bank management, entrepreneurship, dynamics of large business conglomerates and especially in global Chinese family businesses. At Nanyang Business School, he is the principal professor teaching the final year undergraduate course, Bank Financing and Credit Management and the two Executive MBA courses, Bank Financing, and Management & Growth Dynamics of Family Business. He was also Chair for the Shipping, Offshore and Finance, and Entrepreneurship Tracks in the Nanyang Executive MBA Programme which Nanyang Business School has partnered with the BI Norwegian School of Management and SPRING Singapore respectively. Thrice winner of the Best Teacher Award for the Banking and Finance Division in 2002, 2004 and 2006, Professor Fock was nominated in 2004, 2005 and 2006 by students and academic faculty for the "Teacher of the Year" Award for the Bachelor of Business Programme. In 2009, Prof Fock was the winner of the Teacher of the Year Award for the Executive MBA Programme. Professor Fock's research findings have been presented at renowned international conferences such as the Babson-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference and the International Council of Small Business World Conference. His research papers have been published in top refereed journals such as the Family Business Review, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, International Journal of Business and Information, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies. He is the author of the book, Dynamics of Family Business: The Chinese Way, which was published by Cengage Learning Asia in 2009. Presently, he is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Previously, he was an advisory member of the former Productivity and Standards Board's Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) 21 Steering Committee which was responsible for positioning Singapore's SMEs in the 21st century.|
- FOCK Siew Tong. (2009). Dynamics of Family Business: The Chinese Way. Cengage Learning.
- Siew Tong Fock and Barry Wilkinson. (2007). Over the Weberian Wall: Chinese Family Businesses in Singapore. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 25, 99-125.
- Fock Siew Tong, Koh Hian Chye. (2006). Conceptualization of Trust and Commitment, and Understanding the Relationships Between Trust, Commitment, and Willingness To Try Internet Banking Services. International Journal of Business and Information, 1(2), 194-208.
- Fock Siew Tong. (2006). Coping with Chinese Family Business Growth Management Challenges in SingaporeAn Entrepreneurial Approach to Corporate Management (Second Edition). Singapore: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
- Fock Siew Tong. (2002). Successful Management of Inter-Generation Transition in Chinese Family Business. Lessons from a Singapore Chinese Family BusinessThe Dynamics of Entrepreneurship..