Yanbo Wang is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on technology-based entrepreneurship, particularly examining how institutions influence strategic decisions, organizational structures, and financial performance of startup firms. He’s currently studying the cross-border flow of scientific knowledge and talents between China and the West, along with the design, implementation, and impact of China’s innovation policy programs.
Dr. Wang has published in esteemed academic journals, including Management Science, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. His work on China’s scientific talent recruitment program was featured as a research article in Science and received coverage in major scientific magazines and news outlets such as Nature, Times Higher Education, USA Today, Chemical & Engineering News, and Physics World. His work on state resource misallocation in China’s innovation subsidy programs was a finalist for the All Conference Best Paper Award at the Academy of International Business annual conference in 2023.
Dr. Wang has served on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. He is a senior editor of Organization Science and an executive board member of the Asia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA). He has served as a Distinguished Speaker for the Chinese Management Scholar Community (CMSC)’s Doctoral Consortium, a faculty mentor at the Academy of Management’s International Management and Organization and Management Theory Divisions’ Research Consortiums, and as a member of the scientific committee for the annual AIEA-NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) conference on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Wang earned a BA in in international relations from Peking University and PhD in management from MIT. Prior to HKU, he taught at Boston University, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the National University of Singapore, where he directed the doctoral program in strategy and policy.