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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. He is a Finalist of UGC Teaching Award 2017.

His research focuses on understanding and explaining the drivers, processes and outcomes of entrepreneurship that has societal and ecological objectives, and entrepreneurship in un-orthodox contexts such as entrepreneuring by under-privileged communities, those that employ new technologies (e.g., artificial, virtual, digital), and new forms of organizational reporting and metrics. He also examines the policy of new forms of entrepreneurial and investing activities with social, environmental and governance objectives. He works with multiple methods, from surveys, interviews, choice/field experiments, to visuals as data and computational social sciences, machine learning, and agent-based simulation. His research has been featured in a number of leading journals including Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Journal of Business VenturingJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of World Business, Policy & Internet, Public Management Review, and Public Administration Review. He serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Business Venturing InsightsSocial 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). 


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