Wan, William

BA (HKU); MBA (Sac State); PhD (Texas A&M)

Professor

Contact

Department of Management

Room 810, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7778

billwan@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. William Wan is a Professor in the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also serving as Co-Director of the EMBA Programme and Director of the Centre for International Business Studies. Prior to joining CUHK in 2018, he was a Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Faculty) at City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and the Trinity Company Professor of Management at Texas Tech University, as well as an Associate and Assistant Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Texas A&M University. He has taught at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and executive education levels. He had industry experience in real estate and international consulting in Hong Kong and California, respectively.

Prof. Wan’s expertise is in corporate strategy, international strategy, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and strategic entrepreneurship. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Management, and was a Consulting Editor of Management and Organization Review. Also, he is serving or has served on the editorial boards of a number of leading management and international business journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Group & Organization Management. In addition, he had been elected as a Representative-at-Large at Strategic Management Society’s Corporate Strategy Interest Group. His research has appeared in many top-tier scholarly journals.

Teaching Areas

Strategic Management
Global Strategy
Research Methods

Research Interests

Corporate Strategy
International Strategy
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Grants
    • “Strategic signaling and IPO performance: A social judgment perspective”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with  HK$467,758, 2019-2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Communication accommodation and organization identity and image: A study of Hong Kong firms’ organizational legitimacy in mainland China”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with HK$278,258, 2014-2016 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Public Shaming and Corporate Fraud in Transition Economies: A Stigmatization Process Model in China”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with HK$256,094, 2013-2015 (Co-Investigator)
    • “Corporate financial frauds and internal governance restructuring in transition economies: A dual consideration of the political and social processes”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with HK$444,000, 2011-2013 (Co-Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015
    • Best Reviewer Award, Management and Organization Review, 2010
    • Best Paper Award for the Strategy/ Organizational Theory / International Management Track, Southern Management Association Annual Meetings, 2009.
    • Thunderbird Faculty Research Award, 2003
    • One of the 4 Finalists of Farmer Best Dissertation Award, Academy of International Business, 2001
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Management, July 2014-Present
    • Consulting Editor, Management and Organization Review, 2010-2013
    • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2004-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, 2009-2015
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management, 2002-2005; 2008-2014
    • Editorial Board Member, Group & Organization Review, 2014-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2009-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of World Business, 2006-2018
    • Editorial Board Member, Management and Organization Review, 2008-2010
    • Representative-at-Large (elected), Strategic Management Society Corporate Strategy Interest Group, 2015-2017