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Dean, College of Graduate Research Studies; Janice Bellace Professor of Strategic Management
Lee Kong Chian School of Business LKCSB

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Ph.D. in Strategic Management (Minors: Economics and Finance) 
Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA



July 2018 - Now

Janice Bellace Professor of Strategic Management
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Aug 2022 - Now

Dean, College of Graduate Research Studies
Singapore Management University

March 2020 - 2022

Dean, Post-Graduate Research Programmes
Singapore Management University

July 2016 - June 2018

Lee Kong Chian Professor of Strategic Management
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

July 2016 - June 2019

Area Coordinator, Strategy & Organization
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

July 2014 - 2018

Professor of Strategic Management
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

2012 - 2014

Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

2009 - 2012

Associate Professor (with tenure)
Department of Management, HKUST

2002 - 2009 Assistant Professor
Department of Management, HKUST



  • Resource-Based Theory of the Firm and employee governance
  • Strategic Human Capital
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Knowledge and Innovation



2017 - 2020 Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review
2013 - 2016 Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal
Jan 2012 - Sept 2013 Consulting Editor, Management & Organization Review
2007 - 2013 Editorial Review Board Member, Strategic Management Journal
2007 - 2010 Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Business Research
Jan 2011 - July 2013 Editorial Review Board Member, Strategic Organization
Jan 2010 –Dec 2011 Editorial Review Board Member, Management & Organization Review



  • Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, Strategic Management Society, 2020-2022
  • Co-Director, Annual Doctoral Workshop, Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis, 2019
  • Panelist, Meeting the editors session, BPS Junior Faculty Consortium, Academy of Management. Chicago, 2018
  • Plenary Panel Presentation on Strategic Human Capital, Strategic Management Society , Milan, Italy, 2017
  • Panelist, PDW - Research Frontiers in Nonmarket Strategy, Academy of Management, Atlanta, 2017
  • Panelist, BPS Junior Faculty Consortium, Academy of Management, Meeting in Atlanta, 2017

  • Track Chair – Strategic Human Capital and Human Resources, Strategic Management Society , Milan, Italy, 2017

  • Chair- Corporate Strategy IG, Strategic Management Society, Denver, 2015

  • Program Chair - Corporate Strategy IG, Strategic Management Society, Madrid, 2014

  • Associate Program Chair - Corporate Strategy IG, Strategic Management Society, Atlanta, 2013

  • Chair of 2013 William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation, Academy of Management, Lake Bouna Vista, Orlando 2013

  • Representative-at-Large - Corporate Strategy and Governance IG, Strategic Management Society
  • Track ChairStrategic Management Society Singapore Conference, June 2012. 



  • Co-PI. Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 Grant, 2019–22 (MOE2018-T2-1-181). Project Title: How to Persuade the "Crowd" to Support Your Entrepreneurial Venture. Amount: SG$350,000

  • Collaborator, SMU Societal Challenge Capacity Building Fund (Grant approval no.: SC-RCB-2018-004). Project title: Consumer-led Innovation in Networked Communities. 2019-19. Amount: SG$170,000

  • Janice Ballace Professorship, 2018-

  • Lee Kong Chian Professorship, 2016 - 2018

  • Academy of Management, Best Paper Proceedings, 2015 Vancouver

  • SMU SKBI research fund 2013

  • SMU Internal Research fund 2013, 2014

  • HKUST RPC research award, 2007-2008

  • Academy of Management, Division Best Paper Award winner. SIM. 2005 Hawaii

  • Hong Kong RGC (Research Grant Council) research award, 2003 - 2004

  • Strategic Management Society Booz Allen Hamilton / SMS Fellow for Best Ph.D. Conference Paper, 2001

  • Ohio State University Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, 2001

  • Ohio State University Council of Graduate Students 15th annual Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Finalist, 2001




Yu, Q., Cuypers, I., Wang, H. Forthcoming. A Tale of Two Signals: Partner CSR, CSiR and Alliance Formation. Academy of Management Journal. *Authors contributed equally.


Yang, X., Wang, H., & Zhou, X. Forthcoming 2024. Geographic Distance and State’s Grip: Information Asymmetry, State Inattention and Firm Implementation of State Policy. Journal of Management.


Sullivan, B.N., Mao, K. & Wang, H. 2023. Constrained by localized attention focus: The negative effect of firm-specific knowledge on exploratory firm innovation.  Management and Organization Review. 19 (6): 1104-1126.


Xia, J., Jiang, Y., Wang, H., Li Y. 2023. Rule Violation and Time-to-enforcement in Weak Institutional Environments: A Good Faith Perspective. Journal of Management, 49(8), 2549-2594.


Wan G., Wang, H., Geng X., and Huang, K. 2023. Natural Disasters and Corporate Philanthropy: A Double Movement Perspective. Management and Organization Review, 19(1): 98-137 


Wang H., Jia M., Xiang Y., Lan Y. 2022. Social Performance Feedback and Firm Communication Strategy. Journal of Management, 48 (8): 2382-242


Zhou N., Wang H. 2020. Foreign Subsidiary CSR as a Buffer against Parent Firm Reputation Risk. Journal of International Business Studies. 51: 1256–1282.


Wang H., Jia M., Zhang Z. 2021. Good Deeds Done in Silence: Stakeholder Management and Quiet Giving by Chinese Firms. Organization Science. 32(3): 527-908.


Tong, L., Wang, H., Xia, J. 2020. Stakeholder Preservation or Appropriation? The Influence of Target CSR on Market Reactions to Acquisition Announcement. Academy of Management Journal. 63(5): 1535–1560.


Amis, J., Barney, J., Mahoney, J.T., Wang, H. From the Editors: Why We Need a Theory of Stakeholder Governance – and Why This is a Hard Problem.  Academy of Management Review. 45(3): 499-503.


Zhang Y., Wang H., Zhou X. 2020. Dare to Be Different? Conformity vs. Differentiation in Corporate Social Activities of Chinese Firms and Market Responses. Academy of Management Journal. 63(3): 660–684.


Lu, J., Liang, XJ., Wang, H. 2020. Geographic influences on the relationship between corporate philanthropy and corporate financial performance. Regional Studies. 54(5): 660-676.


Wang H., Gibson G., Zander U. 2020. Editors’ Comments: Is Research on Corporate Social Responsibility Undertheorized? Academy of Management Review. 45 (1): 1-6.


Wang, H., Zhao, S., & Chen, G. 2017. Firm-specific Knowledge Assets and Employment Arrangements: Evidence from CEO Compensation Design and CEO Dismissal. Strategic Management Journal 38: 1875–1894.


Huang, K G., Geng, X, Wang, H. 2017. Institutional Regime Shift in Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting Strategies of Firms in China. Organization Science. 28(2):355-377.


Qian, C., Wang, H., Geng, XS, Yang, X. 2017. Rent appropriation of knowledge assets and firm performance in weak institutions. Strategic Management Journal. 38(4):892-911.


Wang, H., Tong, L., Takeuchi, R., George, G. 2016. Corporate social responsibility: An overview and new research directions. Academy of Management Journal. 59(2): 1-11.


Wang, H., Zhao, S., & He, J. 2016. Exogenous increase in takeover protection and firm knowledge accumulation strategy. Strategic Management Journal. 37(12): 2393–2412.


Cuypers, I., Koh, P.S., Wang, H. 2016. Sincerity in corporate philanthropy, stakeholder inferences and firm value. Organization Science. 27(1):173-188. Authorship in alphabetical order. 


Luo, X., Wang, H., & Raithel, S. 2015. Information bridge between corporate social performance and financial performance: The mediating role of stock analysts. Strategic Management Journal. 36(1): 123–136


Koh, P. S., Qian, C. & Wang, H. 2014. The insurance value of corporate social performance: When do shareholders benefit from it? Strategic Management Journal. Authorship in alphabetical order. 35(10): 1464-1482.


Wang, H., Choi, J., Wan, G, & Dong, J. 2013. Organizational slack and the rent-generating potential of firm-specific knowledge. Journal of Management. Published on line.


Wang, H. & Choi, J. 2013, "A new look at the corporate social–financial performance relationship: The moderating roles of temporal and inter-domain consistency in corporate social performance", Journal of Management. 39(2): 416-441. 


Wang, H. & Wong, E. 2012. The effect of managerial escalation bias on employee incentives to make firm-specific human capital investments. Journal of Management Studies. 49 (8): 1435-1457. 


Wang, H. & Qian, C. 2011, "Corporate philanthropy and financial performance of Chinese firms: The roles of social expectations and political access", Academy of Management Journal, 54 (6): 1159-1181.


Wang, H., & Chen, WR. 2010, "Firm-specificity in technological innovation and rent appropriation: The roles of environmental dynamism and technological diversity", Research Policy, 39(1): 141-154.


He, J., & Wang, H. 2009, "Firm innovative knowledge assets and economic performance: The asymmetric roles of incentive- and monitoring-based governance mechanisms", Academy of Management Journal, 52(5): 919-938. Authorship in alphabetical order.


Wang, H., He, J., & Mahoney, J. 2009, "Firm-specific knowledge resources and competitive advantage: The roles of economic- and relationship-based employee governance mechanisms", Strategic Management Journal, 30: 1265-1285.


He, J., Mahoney, J. & Wang, H. 2009, "Firm capability, corporate governance, and firm competitive behavior: A multi-dimensional framework", International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 1: 293-318.


Choi, J., & Wang, H. 2009, "Stakeholder relations and the persistence of corporate financial performance", Strategic Management Journal, 30: 895-907.


Wang, H., & Li, JT. 2008, "Untangling the effects of over-exploration and over-exploitation on organizational performance: The moderating role of environmental dynamism", Journal of Management, 34: 925-951.


Wang, H., & Lim, S. 2008, "Real options and real value: The role of employee incentives to make specific knowledge investments", Strategic Management Journal, 29: 701-721.


Wang, H., Choi, J., & Li, JT. 2008, "Too little or too much? Untangling the relationship between corporate philanthropy and firm financial performance", Organization Science, 19(1): 143-159.


Choi, J. & Wang, H. 2007, "The promise of a managerial values approach to corporate philanthropy", Journal of Business Ethics, 75: 345-359. Authorship in alphabetical order.


Takeuchi, R., Lepak, DP, Wang, H., & Takeuchi, K. 2007, "An empirical examination of the mechanisms mediating between high performance work systems and the performance of Japanese organizations", Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 1069-1083.


Lim. S., & Wang, H. 2007, "The effect of financial hedging on the incentives for corporate diversification: The role of stakeholder firm-specific investments", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 62(4): 640-656. Authorship in alphabetical order.


Wang, H., & Barney, JB. 2006, "Employee incentives to make firm specific investment: Implications for resource-based theories of corporate diversification", Academy of Management Review, 31 (2): 466-476.


Wang, H., Barney, JB. & Reuer, J. 2003, "Stimulating firm-specific investment through risk management", Long Range Planning, 36(1): 49-59.



  • GAO Menzhong (mzgao.2017 [at] ckdba.smu.edu.sg), CKGSB-SMU DBA
  • LI BAOZHONG (baozhong.li.2018[at]ckdba.smu.edu.sg), CKGSB-SMU DBA
  • YI QIANG (qiangyi.2019[at]ckdba.smu.edu.sg), CKGSB-SMU DBA