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
Senaratne, C., Wang, CL. and Sarma, M. (2021) 'Commonalities and specificities of dynamic capabilities: a mixed methods study of UK high-tech SMEs'. R&D Management, 0 (in press). ISSN: 0033-6807 Open Access Link
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 [unpublished]
Senaratne, P., Wang, CL. and Sarma, M. (2015) 'Are Dynamic Capabilities Idiosyncratic? A Mixed Method Study of UK High-Tech SMEs'. [unpublished]
Senaratne, P., Wang, CL. and Sharma, M. (2015) 'Exploring the Equifinality of Dynamic Capabilities: A Mixed Method Study of UK High-Tech SMEs'. [unpublished]
Altinay, L., Saunders, M. and Wang, CL. (2014) 'The influence of culture on trust judgements in customer relationship development by ethnic minority small businesses'. Journal of Small Business Management, 52 (1). pp. 59 - 78. ISSN: 0047-2778