Dr CHANDRA Yanto 蔡振榮博士
PhD (University of New South Wales)
MCom (University of New South Wales)
Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Financial Management in the Social Sector
Yanto Chandra is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Founding Director of the Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (CSPSE). He received his PhD in Entrepreneurship from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on understanding and explaining the drivers, processes and outcomes of social, sustainable, and faith-based entrepreneurship and investing. He is also working with visual arts methods and computational techniques to advance research in these fields. His research has been featured in a number of leading journals including Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Public Management Review, and Public Administration Review. He serves as an Associate Editor for Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics, The Environment and Responsibility, and on the editorial board of Journal of International Marketing. Chandra has won several awards including Best Paper Awards in ISIRC 2020 and Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award 2011. He has been awarded more than HK$2 Million in competitive grants for research on social entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, and impact investing.
Chandra was previously Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong Department of Public Policy and Department of Management, and prior to this he was Assistant Professor at The University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) business schools. Prior to and between these, he spent around seven years in the corporate world including banking (Assistant Vice President in Risk Analytics at HSBC in Hong Kong) and Big 4 firms (e.g., Ernst & Young in South East Asia).
Impact (or sustainable or ESG) investing
Religiosity, faith-based enterprise
Computational approach in social sciences
Selected Publications (Scholarly Books & Monographs, Journals, Book Chapters, Conference papers):
Drivers of Success in Social Innovation: Insights into Competition in Open Social Innovation Contests. Journal of Business Venturing Insights (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Understanding Healthcare Social Enterprises: A New Public Governance Perspective. Journal of Social Policy (IF: 2.592), 2021. Best Paper Award, International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) 2020, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Social Entrepreneurship in the Context of Disaster Recovery: Organizing for Public Value Creation. Forthcoming, Public Management Review, 2020. Video highlight. (> 1,870 views since June 2020).
Topic Modeling the Research-practice Gap in Public Administration. Public Administration Review, 2020. A pioneer application of topic modeling as a bibliometric technique to map a field's development.
New Narratives of Development Work? Making Sense of Social Entrepreneurs' Development Narratives across Time and Economies. World Development, 2018. A pioneer application of computational linguistics to study the big text.
A Time-Based Process Model of International Entrepreneurial Opportunity Evaluation. Journal of International Business Studies, 2017 (IF: 9.158; FT50 journal).
An Opportunity Based View of Rapid Internationalization. Journal of International Marketing, 2012. Winner of Citation of Excellence Award by Emerald in 2015.
Broadening the Concept of International Entrepreneurship: Consumers as International Entrepreneurs. Journal of World Business, 2010.
The Recognition of First Time International Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Evidence from Firms in Knowledge Based Industries. International Marketing Review, 2009. Winner of Emerald Literati 2010 Outstanding Paper Award.
Discrete Choice Experiments Using R: A How-To Guide for Social and Behavioral Sciences (a monograph under contract with Nature Springer, expected in 2022).
Qualitative Research Using R: A Systematic Approach. Springer Nature: Singapore, 2019. Downloaded > 12,000 times by March 2021.
Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases. Routledge, UK, 2016. With foreword written by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Government, and Stan Shih, founder of Acer Corporation, Taiwan. The first scholarly volume on social entrepreneurship research from and on the Region.
PolyU StartUp Grant, Mapping the Landscape of Certified B Corp as a Model of Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Principal Investigator, HK$500,000, 2019-2022.
GRF Grant, Legitimacy of Social Enterprises and Customer Patronization. Principal Investigator, HK$813,400 (2021-2023).
GRF Grant, Public Administration Research and Real-World Problems: Topic Modelling the Changing Landscape, 2018-2020, HK$606,992, Co-Investigator (PI: Prof Richard Walker, CityU)
GRF Grant, The Mechanisms of Performance in Social Enterprises, 2016-2020, Principal Investigator, HK$369,300.
Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation Research Grant (Taiwan), Unpacking the Management Practices of Chinese Social Enterprises, 2016-2020, Principal Investigator, US$42,000 (HK$330,000).
SIEFund Grant, Mapping the Best Practices in Social Innovation Development, Principal Investigator, 2017-2021, HK$397,500.
Professional and community service:
Guest Editor (with Janelle Kerlin), Social Entrepreneurship in Context, Journal of Asian Public Policy (SSCI) (in press).
Guest Editor (with Fandy Tjiptono), Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Business, Sustainability (IF: 2.576, SSCI) (expected publication in 2022).
Associate Editor for Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics, The Environment and Responsibility (IF: 2.919).
Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Marketing (IF: 4.57)
Scientific Committee Member, International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) (since 2020)
Academic Committee Member, International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) (since 2018)
Organizing Committee Member and Convener of Academic Forum of Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit (HKSES)(since 2016)
Assessor for Social Enterprise Endorsement Mark Certification, Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprise(since 2019)