Dr CHANDRA Yanto 蔡振榮博士
PhD (University of New South Wales)
MCom (University of New South Wales)
Social Entrepreneurship/Social Innovation
Gig Economy/Digital Labor
Circular Economy/Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Consumption
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 Director of the Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (CSPSE). Chandra’s research examines why, how, and with what consequences entrepreneurial individuals, organizations, and communities create societal, ecological and public wealth; with or without economic wealth. He is interested in the intersection between entrepreneurship/innovation, policy, and society. He looks at the venturing process, decision making, interventions used in social entrepreneurship, social innovation initiatives, impact investing, gig economy in the offline and online labor market, consumption and production in the circular economy, and sustainable entrepreneurship, and the overall contribution of these activities to sustainable development and better public management. His research has been published in reputable journals including Public Management Review, Public Administration Review, World Development, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and VOLUNTAS. He is Associate Editor of Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics: A European Review (IF: 2.919), and editorial board members of several other journals.
Chandra was previously Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong Department of Public Policy and Department of Management, and prior to this Assistant Professor at The University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) business schools. He held a visiting position at the Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Prior to these, he spent around seven years in the advisory role in a large bank (e.g., Assistant Vice President in Risk Analytics at HSBC) in Hong Kong, and consulting firms (e.g., Auditor at Ernst & Young) in Singapore and Jakarta.
Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
Social accounting metrics and measurements
Gig economy in the offline and online labor market
Circular Economy/Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Consumption
Selected Publications (Scholarly Books & Monographs, Journals, Book Chapters, Conference papers):
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2021). Social Entrepreneurship Interventions in the HIV/AIDS sector: A Social Entrepreneurship-Social Work Perspective. International Social Work, 64(1), 5-23.
Chandra, Y., Lee, K.M.E., & Tjiptono, F. (2021). Public versus Private Interest in Social Entrepreneurship: Can One Serve Two Masters? Forthcoming, Journal of Cleaner Production.
Chandra, Y., Teasdale, S., & Tjiptono, F. (2021). Social Entrepreneurship Research in the Greater China Region: A Scoping Review and New Research Framework. Forthcoming, Journal of Asian Public Policy.
Li, Y; Chandra, Y; Lin, L., & Fan, Y. (2020). From Women for Women: The Role of Social Media in Online Nonprofit Activities during Wuhan Lockdown. Public Administration and Development, 40: 267-272.
Li, Y., Chandra, Y., Kapucu, N. (2020). Crisis Coordination and the Role of Social Media in Response to COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. The American Review of Public Administration (online first version).
Chandra, Y., & Paras, A. (2020). Social Entrepreneurship in the Context of Disaster Recovery: Organizing for Public Value Creation. Public Management Review (early online version). Watch a video highlight of this research.
Lee, K.M., & Chandra, Y. (2020). Dynamic and Marketing Capabilities as Predictors of Social Enterprises’ Performance. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 31: 587-600.
Walker, R.M., Chandra, Y., Zhang, J., & Witteloostuijn, A. (2019). Topic Modeling the Research-practice Gap in Public Administration. Public Administration Review, 79(6), 931-937.
Chandra, Y., & Walker, R.M. (2019). How Does a Seminal Article in Public Administration Diffuse and Influence the Field? Bibliometric Methods and the Case of Hood’s “A Public Management For All Seasons?” International Public Management Journal, 22(5), 712-742.
Chandra, Y. (2018). New Narratives of Development Work? Making Sense of Social Entrepreneurs' Development Narratives across Time and Economies. World Development, 107, 306-326.
Chandra, Y. (2017). Social Entrepreneurship as Emancipatory Work. Journal of Business Venturing, 32(6), 657-673.
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2017). Unpacking the Biographical Antecedents of the Emergence of Social Enterprises: A Narrative Perspective. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(6), 2498-2529.
Chandra, Y. (2017). A Time-Based Process Model of International Entrepreneurial Opportunity Evaluation. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(4), 423-451.
Chandra, Y., Jiang, Li., & Wang, C-J. (2016). Mining Social Entrepreneurship Strategies using Topic Modeling. PLosONE, 11(3), e0151342.
Three comics on sustainability and social entrepreneurship, 看漫畫認識社會企業套書 (3冊合售) Graphic Novels on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (The Dragon Tale, The O's Lab, Mad Spicy Resto), Chuliu Publisher, Taiwan.
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2019). Qualitative Research Using R: A Systematic Approach. Singapore: Springer Nature.
Chandra, Y., & Wong, L. (2016). Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases. Routledge, UK. (Foreword written by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Government, and Stan Shih, founder of Acer Corporation, Taiwan). Book reviewed by Cui, T.S. (2017) in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.
GRF Grant, Legitimacy of Social Enterprises and Customer Patronization. Principal Investigator, HK$813,400 (2021-2023).
PolyU StartUp Grant, Enabling Public Behavioral Change through Social Entrepreneurship. Principal Investigator, HK$500,000, 2019-2022.
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 for the Journal of Asian Public Policy.
Associate Editors, Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility (IF: 2.919)
Convener of the Academic Forum in the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit (since 2018)
SEEMark Certification Panel Member, Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprise (since 2019)