I am a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Brunel Business School. Previously, I have also held academic posts at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining academia, I worked in industry in the UK and China, in the areas of small business support and consultancy, and international trade and investment.
Currently, I am on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Management, the International Journal of Management Reviews, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Previously, I was Co-Editor of the European Journal of Innovation Management. I am a Senior Member of the ESRC Peer Review College, and have served as a Scientific Evaluator of a number of international grant panels in the UK, the US, Finland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. I have also served as a judge of the European Business Awards and Sage Group Innovation Awards.
My research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management. I was a grant holder of two ESRC-funded projects. One of the projects studied how UK and Chinese high-tech firms can enhance their entrepreneurial capabilities and improve new product success rate either single-handedly or through international collaboration. The other project examined entrepreneurial orientation and growth potential of ethnic minority small firms in London. Through these projects, I have worked with government support agencies, community leaders, the media, and industry partners in both private and public sectors.
Newest selected publications
Pitelis, C. and Wang, CL. (2019) 'Dynamic capabilities: What are they and what are they for?'. British Journal of Management, 30 (Virtual Special Issue "The Landscape of Dynamic Capabilities"). ISSN: 1045-3172 Open Access Link
Qaiyum, S. and Wang, CL. (2018) 'Understanding internal conditions driving ordinary and dynamic capabilities in Indian high-tech firms'. Journal of Business Research, 90. pp. 206 - 214. ISSN: 0148-2963 Open Access Link
Blundel, R., Lockett, N. and Wang, C. (2017) 'Exploring Entrepreneurship'. SAGE. ISSN 10: 152641855X ISSN 13: 9781526418555
Qaiyum, S. and Wang, CL. (Accepted) 'Rent generation mechanism of first-order and second-order capabilities: integrating resource based view and dynamic capabilities view framework'.
Li, X., Zheng, Y. and Wang, CL. (Accepted) 'Collaborative innovation and new product development cycle: a comparative case studies of pharmaceutical companies in China'. [unpublished]