The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Yanto Chandra is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). His research and teaching interests focus on how individuals, organizations, and communities drive social change through social entrepreneurship/innovation, strategies in sustainable development, drivers and outcomes of impact investing, and innovation in the public administration/policy contexts. Methods of interest include grounded theory approach, general linear models, computational social sciences, and experiments. Chandra’s research has been published (or forthcoming) in Public Administration Review, World Development, International Public Management Journal, VOLUNTAS, PLosONE, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others. His book Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases (Routledge UK) was the first official book on the topic in the region. Among other awards, 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. He is associate editor for Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and an editorial board member of Social Enterprise Journal, both premier journals in social entrepreneurship. He leads the Academic Forum at the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit and is a frequent speaker in various international forums. Previously he was Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong’s Department of Public Policy (2013-2018) and Assistant Professor at the University of Leeds and University of Amsterdam business schools. He was a Visiting Fellow in Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at the Georgia State University (2017). Prior to academia, he spent several years in the corporate world in Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta.