Dr. CHANDRA Yanto (蔡振榮)

PhD, MCom (University of New South Wales)


    Author IDs

    Willing to take PhD students: yes
    Willing to talk to media: yes


    Yanto Chandra (蔡振榮) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy (since January 2013) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Dr. Chandra conducts research on policy, politics, and management of social innovation, non-profit organizations, social finance, and poverty alleviation. Current research involves the study of the mechanisms of performance in social enterprises, and the management practices of Chinese social enterprises. His new research program examines the interface of social work and social enterprise as a new and innovative solution to societal problems.

    His articles have been published in VOLUNTAS, Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, PLosOne, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of World Business, among others. He is also the editor of ‘Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases’, which is the first official book on the topic. Among other awards, Dr. Chandra was the recipient of Outstanding Paper Award 2010 by Emerald Publisher and the Winner of the CityU Teaching Excellence Award 2016. He serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of International Marketing, and Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities.

    Prior to joining CityU, Chandra was Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Departments at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands; with Tenure) and later at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). Prior to these, he spent nearly 7 years in the corporate world, including as Decision Analytics Manager at the HSBC Asia Pacific Consumer Credit Risk in Hong Kong, and consultant at Ernst & Young, Ruder Finn Asia, Taylor Nelson Sofres and Lowe Worldwide in Singapore and Jakarta.

    Research Interests/Areas

    • Social Innovation
    • Social Finance
    • Nonprofit development/Philanthropy
    • Policy and politics of development


    • Social Enterprises/Non-profits
    • Impact Investing/Microfinance
    • Social Welfare
    • Research Methods