CSPSE Director

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Director of CSPSE
Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
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Yanto Chandra
Director of CSPSE
Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Yanto Chandra conducts research on why, how, and with what consequences entrepreneurial individuals, organizations, and communities create societal, ecological and public wealth; with or without economic return. He looks at the venturing process, decision making, interventions in social entrepreneurship, impact investing, sustainability, and the overall contribution of these activities to sustainable development and better policies. His research has been published in Public Management Review, Public Administration Review, World Development, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, among others.

Core Members

Juan Chen
Professor of Social Policy and Social Welfare
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Juan Chen
Juan Chen
Professor of Social Policy and Social Welfare
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Juan Chen’s research centers around migration, urbanization, and urban governance; health, mental health, and well-being; help seeking and service use; social policy and social service system. Her work has appeared in Social Science & Medicine, China Quarterly, Habitat International, Cities, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Transcultural Psychiatry, among others.
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Associate Professor of Political Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Stan Wong
Associate Professor of Political Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stan Hok-Wui Wong’s research interest includes political economy, elections, and public opinions. He is the author of Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kong. He is also the principal investigator of a multi-wave election study known as the Hong Kong Election Study. His research has been published in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, China Quarterly, and Electoral Studies.
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Associate Professor of Social Policy and Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Qiaobing Wu
Associate Professor of Social Policy and Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Qiaobing Wu’s research centers on the health and well-being of children and youths in the context of migration, resilience, social capital, health disparities and health policy. Her research has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Population, Space and Place, American Journal of Community Psychology, Youth & Society, British Journal of Social Work, etc.
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Assistant Professor of Housing and Urban Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Grace Seo
Assistant Professor of Housing and Urban Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Grace Seo’s research centres on affordable housing, health impact of housing, urban shrinkage, urban liveability and gentrification in the context of Hong Kong and South Korea. Her research has been published in Housing Studies, Cities, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Health & Social Care in the Community and Journal of Applied Gerontology.
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Teaching Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Raymond Tam
Teaching Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Raymond Tam’s research interest includes men and masculinities, sexual violence, and social entrepreneurship. His work has been published in Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Hong Kong Journal of Social Work.
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Instructor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Chow Sung Ming
Instructor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chow Sung Ming is teaching and researching on corporate social responsibility, economics and social problem, sharing economy, platform cooperativism. He published a number of books in that areas.
Assistant Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Chengpang Lee
Assistant Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chengpang Lee works on comparative politics and religious change in East Asia have been awarded several awards and appear in journals such as American Journal of Sociology, American Behavioral Scientist, Voluntas, Social Movement Studies among others. He is now developing three lines of research. One is to continue his research on organizational evolution. The second one is on the transformation of the Chinese medical and health field, and the third line is to use network and big data to investigate the evolution of knowledge communities.

CSPSE Staff

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Lai Tsz Chung
Research Assistant
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Shirley Qian Jin
PhD Student and Staff
Shirley Qian Jin’s research interest lies in social entrepreneurship, behaviour sciences and computational social sciences techniques. Her PhD research investigates on the drivers of social enterprises’ legitimacy from consumers and its influence on consumer behavior.

Affiliated Faculty

Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science
University of Texas at Dallas
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Harold D. Clarke
Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Harold D. Clarke is Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas at Dallas. He has served as editor of Electoral Studies and the Political Research Quarterly and as Director of Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis and Political Science Research and Methods.
Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership
Hertie School
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Johanna Mair
Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership
Hertie School
Johanna Mair is a Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School in Berlin. Her research focuses on the nexus of organizations, institutions and societal challenges. Her focus in recent work is on mechanisms that enable organizations to transform social systems and make progress on social problems. She is the academic editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review and co-directs the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Her research has appeared in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, Research in Organizational Behavior, Research in the Sociology of Organizations and other journals, and has appeared in the Financial Times, Nature Human Behavior and Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Said Business School, University of Oxford
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Alex Nicholls
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Said Business School, University of Oxford
Alex is a Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, University of Oxford and the Fellow in Management at Harris Manchester College. He is one of the pioneers in the field of social entrepreneurship and social innovation, particularly in the areas of social and impact investment; the nexus of relationships between accounting, accountability, and governance; public and social policy contexts including impact bonds; and Fair Trade. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.
Professor
University of Cambridge
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Matthew Grimes
Professor
University of Cambridge
Matthew Grimes is a Professor of Organisation Theory and Information Systems at the Cambridge Judge Business School. His research examines how individuals and organisations create, introduce, and sustain positive social change by way of entrepreneurship. To this end he studies both the contextual factors (e.g. regional and institutional differences) that enable innovation and social change as well as the individual factors (e.g. demographic and identity differences) that motivate and sustain individuals’ commitment to such change. He studies these factors primarily in contexts such as social entrepreneurship and business incubators/accelerators, where attempts to create, introduce, and sustain social change and innovation are particularly important and challenging. His research has been published in leading management and entrepreneurship journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Business Venturing.
Professor of Public Policy and Organizations
Glasgow Caledonian University
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Simon Teasdale
Professor of Public Policy and Organizations
Glasgow Caledonian University
Simon’s research focuses on the intersection between public policies and organisational behaviour. He has published in journals including Economy and Society, Journal of Social Policy, Organization and Public Administration. Simon is a member of the organising committee for the International Social Innovation Research Conference.
Cintas Professor of Entrepreneurship
Miami University
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Brett Smith
Cintas Professor of Entrepreneurship
Miami University
 Brett Smith is the Cintas Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio). He focuses on academically rigorous, practically relevant research of faith-based and social entrepreneurship. His recent research focuses on identity and legitimacy issues of faith-based entrepreneurs, impact investors, and accelerators. He is the Founding Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Founding Director, L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship) Research lab at Miami University. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, and Leadership Quarterly, among others. His work has been featured in Financial Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and Time, as well as Nelson Mandela Foundation, Tedx and the United Nations.
Professor of Value-Based Management
Bern University of Applied Sciences
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Pascal Dey
Professor of Value-Based Management
Bern University of Applied Sciences
 Pascal Dey is Professor of Value-Based Management at Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland) and Associate Research Fellow at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Before coming to Bern, he was Associate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. Pascal’s current research interest are in the domain of social business models, digital social innovation, social entrepreneurship and disability inclusion, entrepreneurial narratives and storytelling, and the spatio-temporal dimension of alternative organizing. His research has been published in Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. Pascal serves as an Associate Editor of Organization Studies.
Professor and Chair of Public Management and Policy
Georgia State University
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Cathy Yang Liu
Professor and Chair of Public Management and Policy
Georgia State University
Dr. Liu’s research interests focus broadly on community and economic development, urban labor market and inequality, migration and entrepreneurship in both the U.S. and international contexts. She just published an edited volume entitled “Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities: Global Perspectives” in 2020. Her publications appear in a wide range of urban, planning, and policy journals. She currently serves as a Managing Editor for Journal of Urban Affairs and Associate Editor for Economic Development Quarterly. More information can be found https://aysps.gsu.edu/profile/cathy-yang-liu/
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Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy
Georgia State University
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Janelle Kerlin
Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy
Georgia State University
Janelle Kerlin’s research involves comparative studies of social enterprise. Her publications include Social Enterprise: A Global Comparison and Shaping Social Enterprise: Understanding Institutional Context and Influence and number of journal articles and book chapters. She is an associate editor for the Social Enterprise Journal.
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Associate Professor of Social Impact
Swinburne University of Technology
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Chris Mason
Associate Professor of Social Impact
Swinburne University of Technology
Chris Mason is Australia’s explores how complex relationships between entrepreneurs, organisations and policy-makers create innovative responses to systemic societal challenges. He has published research in Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics and Policy & Politics.
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
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Saurabh Lall
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
Saurabh A. Lall is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon's School of Planning, Public Policy and Management. His research agenda focuses on entrepreneurship and society and follows two broad tracks: social entrepreneurship (and related concepts such as impact investing and venture philanthropy) and entrepreneurship in developing and emerging economies. He works closely with practitioner organizations to systematically collect data and test interventions to stimulate entrepreneurial growth. Saurabh was previously Research Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) at the Aspen Institute, where he co-founded the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative.
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Visiting Associate Professor
Nanyang University of Technology
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Meng Zhao
Visiting Associate Professor
Nanyang University of Technology
Meng Zhao’s research interest includes social entrepreneurship and social innovation, with a focus on emerging markets. His work has appeared in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Horizons, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Times, etc.
Senior Lecturer
University Sains Malaysia
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Jeffrey Cheah
Senior Lecturer
University Sains Malaysia
Jeffrey Cheah's research focuses on social entrepreneurship and sustainable business performance and has published articles in the Journal of Cleaner Production and others. He used to be the Head of Department of an influential social enterprise for over 10 years before embracing the academic field.
Arnil Paras
Assistant Professor
Asian Institute of Management
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Arnil Paras
Arnil Paras
Assistant Professor
Asian Institute of Management
Arnil’s research focuses on post-disaster development, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing. He has published his work in Public Management Review, among others.
Research Assistant Professor
Lingnan University
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Liang Shang
Research Assistant Professor
Lingnan University
Echo Shang’s research focuses on social entrepreneurship, non-profit organizations, and civil society in general. She has published her work in VOLUNTAS, Qualitative Market Research, and International Social Work.