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Catherine Wang Brunel Business School, UK

Professor Catherine Wang is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. Previously, she was a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Royal Holloway University of London, and a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining academia, she worked in industry in the UK and China, in the areas of small business support and consultancy, and international trade and investment.


Her expertise is in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management. In particular, she is interested in how firms can turn strategic and entrepreneurial resources into innovative outcomes and bottom-line performance, and how firms can learn from their success and failure in their entrepreneurial ventures. She has studied small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations, social enterprises, ethnic minority firms, high-tech firms, and family businesses. She was a grant holder of two ESRC-funded projects on assessing UK and Chinese high-tech firms’ entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities, and entrepreneurship and growth potential of ethnic minority small firms in London. Through these projects, she has worked with government support agencies, community leaders, the media, and industry partners in both private and public sectors.

Her work has been published in international journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, International Small Business Journal, and Journal of Small Business Management. She has received the MCB Best Paper Award, the Norbert Wiener Award for Outstanding Paper, and the Highly Commended paper of the Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence.

Professor Wang is on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Management, the International Journal of Management Reviews, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. She was Co-Editor of the European Journal of Innovation Management. Currently, she is a Senior Member of the ESRC Peer Review College, and has served as a Scientific Evaluator on international grant panels in the UK, the US, Finland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. She has also served as a judge of the European Business Awards and Sage Group Innovation Awards.