PhD, MCom (University of New South Wales)
Yanto Chandra is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Dr Chandra’s research examines the process by which mission-driven individuals and organizations generate economic and social development and how they can achieve high levels of performance, and the role of strategy, innovation, and language in this process. He is also interested in the application of ‘big text’ (large scale textual data) to study various social issues and policies. Methods of interest include the Gioia method, computer-aided text analysis, corpus linguistics, text mining, and data science using R.
His research has been published in reputable journals, including World Development, Journal of Business Venturing, VOLUNTAS, Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others. He edited ‘Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases’, the first official book on the topic (with foreword written by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and also serves on the Editorial Board of Social Enterprise Journal. Among other awards, Dr Chandra was the recipient of Outstanding Paper Award 2010 by Emerald Publisher and the Winners of the CityU Teaching Excellence Award 2016 and Teaching Innovation Award 2017.
Prior to coming to Hong Kong, he was Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Department at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Prior to these, he worked for nearly 7 years in multinational firms including HSBC and Arthur Andersen - in Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta.