PhD, MCom (University of New South Wales)
Yanto Chandra (蔡振榮) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy (since January 2013) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Dr. Chandra conducts research on the policy and management of social innovation, non-profit organizations, social finance, and poverty alleviation. Current research involves the study on the mechanisms of performance in social enterprises, the management practices of Chinese social enterprises, how social innovation produces effective and useful social outcomes, and the interface of social work and social enterprise as an innovative solution to societal problems.
His articles have been published in Journal of Business Venturing, VOLUNTAS, Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, PLosOne, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of World Business, among others. He is also the editor of ‘Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases’, which is the first official book on the topic (with foreword written by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong). Among other awards, Dr. Chandra was the recipient of Outstanding Paper Award 2010 by Emerald Publisher and the Winner of the CityU Teaching Excellence Award 2016 and Teaching Innovation Award 2017. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and also serves on the Editorial Board of Social Enterprise Journal and Journal of International Marketing.
Prior to joining CityU, Chandra was Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Departments at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands; with Tenure) and later at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). Prior to these, he spent nearly 7 years in the corporate world, including as Decision Analytics Manager at the HSBC Asia Pacific Consumer Credit Risk in Hong Kong, and consultant at Ernst & Young, Ruder Finn Asia, Taylor Nelson Sofres and Lowe Worldwide in Singapore and Jakarta.