Associate Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Yanto Chandra is an Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong. His research covers entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy with a particular interest in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, metaverse, blockchain, decentralised organisations, and their implications to economy and society. He also has a long-standing passion with social entrepreneurship and novel organisational forms that generate economic and social outcomes, including social ventures, b-corps, and impact investing. In his research, he employs structural equation modeling, experimental methods, visual methods, and grounded theory approach to study individuals, organisations and groups.

His work has been published in leading journals, including those listed in the Financial Times (FT) 50 journals (e.g., Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies) and other important journals (e.g., Journal of Business Venturing Insights and Journal of World Business) as well as policy journals (e.g., Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and Journal of Social Policy).

He serves as an Associate Editor for several important journals including Journal of Business Venturing Insights (JBVI) and journals in business ethics and social entrepreneurship. He also speaks regularly at various local, regional, and international forums. He is the architect of the Academic Forum of the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit since 2018.

Before rejoining CityU in 2022, he was an Associate Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Assistant Professor at the CityU’s Department of Management and Department of Public Policy, and prior to that as an Assistant Professor at the University of Leeds (UK) and University of Amsterdam (NL) business schools. He obtained his PhD in Entrepreneurship and Master of Commerce at The University of New South Wales, Australia and was trained as an accountant. Prior to and in between these, he was Assistant Vice President in Decision Analytics at HSBC Hong Kong, an analyst at Ruder Finn Asia in Singapore, as well as in Lowe Lintas and Ernst & Young in Jakarta.