Universities & Institutions
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Areas of Interest
- Social Entrepreneurship / Social Innovation
- Political Entrepreneurship (the pursuit of commercial and political goals)
- Impact Investing
- Sustainability movement
- Computational Social Sciences (e.g., topic modeling, computational linguistics)
Yanto Chandra is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Director of the Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (CSPSE).
Chandra’s research examines why, how, and with what consequences entrepreneurial individuals, organizations, and communities create societal, ecological and public value; with or without economic return. He is interested in the intersection between entrepreneurship, politics, and society. He looks at the venturing process, decision making, interventions used in social entrepreneurship, environmental entrepreneurship, political entrepreneurship, impact investing, and the overall contribution of these activities to sustainable development and better public management. His research has been published in various journals including Public Management Review, Public Administration Review, World Development, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and VOLUNTAS. He is an Associate Editor of Business Ethics: A European Review (IF: 2.919), Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, among others.
Chandra was previously Associate Professor (with Tenure) at the City University of Hong Kong (Departments of Public Policy and Management), and prior to this Assistant Professor at the University of Leeds (UK) and the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) business schools. He won multiple teaching awards in Hong Kong. He held a visiting position at the Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Prior to these, he spent around seven years in the advisory role in a large bank (e.g., Assistant Vice President in Risk Analytics at HSBC) in Hong Kong, and consulting firms (e.g., Auditor at Ernst & Young) in Singapore and Jakarta.